I have been dying to use this fabric for something. It's a wool blend I bought in Berwick Street, London years ago. The shop had acquired a mountain of surplus rolls from dress designer Jean Muir and were selling it off at a bargain price. I originally started to make a long dressing gown in the style of the Verity Hope Dress but never got around to completing it. The body part and sleeves are still sitting in my drawer optimistically but now that I've used the rest of the remnant, completion is looking extremely unlikely!
What I did enjoy about this project was that it sort of designed itself. One of the pieces was already in the shape of a frill so I didn't even have to cut it out. Then I simply laid the other pieces out one at a time around the frill and cut them freehand and linked them all into an apron shape. Sounds daunting, but it was actually rather nice to do and the element of the unknown always inspires me .
The fabric was quite flimsy so I lined it on the back with a cotton blend fabric which matched in colour and then embellished it...favourite part of any project!!