Skirt no. 1:
Tutorial: Quick knit A-line maxi skirt tutorial
Photo op: At the Belvedere on Mont Royal, Montreal. We headed up here on our first day in the city to take in the views. It's as beautiful as I remember.
Skirt no. 2:
Confession time - I was sewing this up like the day before we travelled so I didn't even sew the hem but just serged it and then turned it under using Stitch Witchery. I suppose I should get around to hemming it properly one of these days...
Tutorial - High low maxi skirt tutorial The centre front hem of 6 inches shorter than at centre back, for a gentle high-lo style. It means you can sweep about in a maxi skirt without ever tripping over the fabric, but I think I would make a more dramatic curve next time around.
Photo op: With Universite de Montreal in the background (I'm an alum, hence the need to pose here). After this shot I went and bought a UdeM branded hoodie and a mug, because I'm a nerd like that.
***And I can hardly believe I'm typing this, but we were so busy having fun and exploring the city that I didn't get chance to go search out the fabric shops there! I stumbled on Fabricville on Ste Catherine one day and managed to spend 15 minutes or so browsing there. But otherwise, this was a fabric-free holiday (which sounds like a good excuse to me to go back again another time!) I did get to indulge one of my other passions - French music! Our hotel was just yards away from the Francofolies music festival which was huge, free and amazing.
Since we came back, my Itunes playlists have been almost exclusively Quebecois music, so my soundtrack for today is: Karim Ouellet - L'Amour Go check it out!