My envelope was from Charlotte Tilly. Everything in it was lovely, she must have known my favourite colour is green and that I'm not a very Lacy fluffy person, it was all perfect, including the chocolate!
I have in fact been a friend of Charlotte's since I first joined Sew Weekly and wanted to make something fitting ( ha ha), or something Charlotte would be proud of. My first thoughts were of the Gertie's gathered skirt ( Charlotte herself has made one), if it was made in white I could use all trimmings and buttons and flowery pockets too. As it was I really had fallen in love with the white with flowers fabric from my stash cost of £1, so I stuck to the plan but couldn't add the pockets as the fabrics just didn't match. My sewing was a bit slap dash as I wasn't using a proper pattern so also chose not to put a button on the back as it would draw attention to my bad sewing.!!
So thank you Charlotte, my skirt is not perfect but it's all a learning curve, but I do LOVE my skirt !!