This is my winter interpretation of The Colette Sewing book’s Meringue Skirt. I left the scalloped edge off because the fabric didn’t really need it.. Its great when worn to work with a Renfrew top. Pictured is one I made out of a slinky poly knit from Spotlight. I quite like the blousey look of this one. Every time I wear this skirt I get compliments on it, and colleagues have been requesting I make them one… fortunately I now only sew for my own selfish reasons and have declined all requests.
Seriously I am obsessed with making Renfrews. I have made quite a few but I must admit that it took a while to get the sizing right especially when combined with different stretchiness of knits. For me its an 8 in a super slinky knit and a 10 is its more stable, the 10 needs to be taken in a little at the sides below the bust. So far I have made two successful black ones with a round neck. A red one that was technically perfect but much too tight, and one attempt on a great navy wool purchased from Rathdowne fabrics on our trip to Melbourne, unfortunately I hadn’t realised that I should use a walking foot for knits and the neck stretched completely out :(. Anyhow practice makes perfect!