I've had this piece of quilting cotton on my shelves for several years now. It's a print of zebras done in black, white and brown. I believe I found it at Equilter.com. I just love the graphic quality of the print and it has that quirky factor that touches my funny bone. I purchased 3 yards because I knew I wanted to make a garment out of it rather than getting just a small piece for the quilting stash. (Yes, I have a quilting stash too. Sigh.) But I could never decide on the perfect pattern to use with it, so it has been sitting there a long time.
Until about three weeks ago when it suddenly shouted at me that it wanted to be a Marcy Tilton skirt. Specifically, Vogue 8499.
So I obeyed.
Oh. My. Gosh. I love this skirt. It turned out just as I envisioned. Just as the fabric told me it would look in this pattern.
This really is one of my favorite skirt patterns. The bell shape is very flattering and very fun to wear. The pockets enhance the interesting shape of the skirt and add a fun element. It's difficult to see in this print, but I chose to use buttons at the top of the pockets, rather than the recommended zippers.
It may be a little out there, but I have a feeling that I will be wearing this skirt a lot. The cotton fabric will be nice to wear in the summer months, but it also will be quite wearable in all but the coldest times of the rest of the year, worn with tights and boots.
This skirt just makes me happy! (And I love the zebra noses!)