Inspired by a girl I saw wearing a yellow jacket (a lot like this one) I've been thinking recently about incorporating yellow into my wardrobe. Even though my dad wears yellow water-proofs when he sails on his boat and I already have a distinctly yellow jacket already, it's taken me a while to consciously think of yellow as A) a nautical colour; and B) a colour I could successfully wear.
I had this yellow twill/canvas in my stash for about six months and nearly took it to fabric swaps on multiple occasions, but something always stopped me from giving it away. And finally, after the success of my denim high waist bow skirt, I realised what this fabric wanted to be: a yellow sailor skirt!
The only changes I made was to lower the waistline about two cms and to apply cream buttons following the line of the front waist darts. I have a feeling I should have lined this skirt, I'm not used to using lighter colours and it didn't occur to me during the making process! I've got some cream poly taffeta in my stash so I may do that at a later date.
Here's the skirt in as part of a different outfit. I love how vibrant this outfit is when the skirt is paired with my floral Rizzo blouse. It's like something you'd see on the Tara Starlet website, which is no bad thing in my book!
Also, I'd like to thank everyone for kindly over-looking my earlier statements about no longer making skirts for myself! It seems to me that both this skirt and the denim version WANTED to be made! And as long as they don't languish in the back of wardrobe unworn, I think they fun-filled separates are a welcome addition.