The camellia craze continues around here- the trees outside are still producing many, many flowers which are dropping all over the road and garden and making me slightly crazy. I made a skirt in their honour, from some camellia-print vintage fabric I found at the second-hand shop a while ago. It's got some wool content in it I think, and is soft and a bit drapey. The fabric was formerly a maternity dress from the mid 80's - it had a kind of 'bib' section made from bright plaid cotton and the same plaid was used to trim the puffy shoulders and sleeves and extra ruffles all over the dress. (Needless to say, I didn't feel too bad about cutting it up.) And this skirt I've made is really one of the simplest things possible to sew- it's just two squares, plus square pockets. Just like this I made a few years ago now. Yet quite handy to have in winter, to wear with tights and cardigans. I realised afterwards that I'd just made myself a skirt to match these ones. Oh well.