I am unwell. I am grumpy because I am unwell. I hate getting colds and flu and am a very bad patient indeed. That is all you need to know about that. Now let us move on to the pleasant sewing activities.

I have been knocking up several Clothkits items recently. The two red needlecord thingies above are little gifts — a camera case and a pencil case — both made for a couple of friends who do not sew, but who have expressed admiration for the clothkits aesthetic. I used my own lining fabric rather than the ticking that that came with the kit. The other two images are of the the tasty orange facing and back seam of — you guessed it — another skirt. This one showcases Ernő Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower as interpreted by the fantastic designers at People Will Always Need Plates. It is very good for stomping around the city in, even with a heavy cold.


It is pictured here against a suitably urban, though unfortunately not brutalist backdrop. Edinburgh is not big on brutalism. But it does do a good line in hills.


. . . including the one on which I am standing, and the one behind, me, which, to those in the know is also Mead Mountain.


I like Clothkits skirts enormously, have made three now, and this is definitely my confirmed favourite.

Anyway, normal blog business will resume in the coming week. Hopefully I shall have more to talk about than being ill. (Erm, did I mention I was feeling peaky? . . .)

13 thoughts on “Trellick Tower skirt

  1. The skirt is very cool, I can think of several spots in Hollywood that would serve as a great backdrop – very urban. It would also look good photographed in front of the pools at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Take Care of your cold and honey really does help to build back your immune system.


  2. Wonderful skirt, it looks great on you. For your cold you could try the following: two table spoonfuls of lemon juice, two tea spoonfuls of honey, some hot water. Mix together and drink as hot as possible. If you start drinking this “grog” a few times a day as soon as you feel a cold coming up, you’ll be rid of your cold a lot sooner.
    Happy sewing and knitting,

    a Dutch knitter


  3. poor you, it’s rotten being ill. Your skirt is fantastic though, my first clothkits kit arrived on Saturday and this is the motivation I needed to see to get started, perfect timing from you,
    Get well soon, Becca x


  4. being sick is no fun! whenever i’m sick i try and make myself feel better with big cups of earl gray tea! i only use sugar when i’m sick so it’s a weird delicacy of sorts when i’m feeling icky.

    also…your skirt is so awesome! it looks like it was indeed made for stomping around the city!


  5. I saw those as tea towels

    I must start using clothkits. Though I should also get through the fabric I bought in Japan last year. and the silk I got for Christmas. And the meter of orange birdy cloth we got for a skirt in Ikea last week… Fabric is so much worse for stashing than yarn!


  6. I love skirts that feature an interesting picture :) this one looks very good on you. I only moved away from Edinburgh a year ago after having stayed there for 4 – it’s so strange seeing it as the backdrop to your photos!


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