Scroop fantail: a sad story of a stain

21 Jan

A while back I was a pattern tester for a Scroop pattern and it convinced me to buy a few more. I love the fantail, so …

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It amuses me in this photo you can see that although I press my seams religiously, I don’t bother ironing the fabric…

There’s a lot of swish in that back! I made the modern version so I sewed down my pleats.

Fantail Skirt: Historical + Modern

The fabric is Spotties Stretch sateen and the most divine yellow ever. Most yellows and oranges look TERRIBLE on me, so they get relegated to skirts/trousers, if worn at all. This beautiful banana-ish yellow went beautifully with all my tops, such as the lovely red toile one I’m wearing here, and I wore that skirt on very high rotation.

Behold the swish!

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I recommend Scroop patterns extremely highly! They’re so well thought through, and so well drafted. If any of them catch your fancy, go for it!
https://www.scrooppatterns.com/

Back to my skirt…

Friends, it was TRAGIC!

The skirt got a stain right on the front thigh where it was really obvious.

I tried sooooo hard to get it out, as I adored the skirt far too much to give up on it. But I just couldn’t. I scoured Spotlight for more of it to simply cut a new front. I also looked online for it but it was all sold out.

*CRIES*

I was so dispirited it went to the op shop in the hope someone else would find a way to get the stain out, or to embellish over it, or just not care about it.

I thought long and hard about embellishing it myself, especially as Scroop Patterns and the designer are so committed to not damaging the environment, as am I! But it was a ‘basic’ skirt, and basics are in very short supply in my wardrobe. Embellishing it would have relegated it to the very many fancy skirts I wear only occasionally.

It was one of those things where I let it go in the hopes it would get a second life somewhere else.

I found almost the same yellow in Spotlight’s quilting cotton plain colours. I’m happier about that actually because with no lycra it should last a bit longer anyway. I just need to make it up. Soon. You know how it goes…

Fantail Skirt: Historical + Modern
The historical version, which I also plan to make up in brown second hand sari silk

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