But one thing I do like is making different things and this skirt ticks that box.
I chose McCalls 6706 View C because of the high-low hem (mullet hem as I call them; short at the front, long at the back!). It's just that little bit different from making a normal inverted pleat skirt. Although having enjoyed making this up, I'd still like to make the other versions just because!
I got the skirt fabric for the bargain price of £2.99per metre from Minerva Crafts, so at that price, it didn't really matter that I probably won't get much wear out of it. But as it was that long ago and from the clearance line, it's no longer in stock. It's just a woven polyester in white with a pale green check but also has an awesome shiny silver thread woven into the fabric as well.
shiny silver thread close up!
The shirt pattern is McCalls 6436 and I can't rate this pattern highly enough!! I loved everything about it. The last shirt I made was a Simplicity Pattern (Blogged HERE) and I have to say that despite that being an "Amazing Fit" Pattern, this one for me wins hands down. This really is an amazing fit and had cup sizes on the pattern ranging from A to D. Again, as with full skirts, shirts aren't something I wear a huge amount of, but I am definitely holding onto this one as it's a good basic use and use again shirt pattern.
And I think I might just be getting some wear out of this shirt because I love it! The Cashmere Crepe fabric is lush, handled really well and feels fabulous to wear. This SEA GREEN colour is currently OOS but there is a variety of other colours available HERE from White Lodge Fabric.