I never got around to blogging about it, but one of my ongoing projects this year was making some simple skirts for myself. It's too cold and dreary to take out the skirt I made from linen and a summery Liberty of London print, but the second Alabama Chanin skirt fits right in with the season:
The stencil came from the Alabama Stitch Book, although I smoothed out some of the edges for ease of stitching and cutting (and simply colored in the two tiny segments at the center):
In a burst of activity, I also pulled out a boring black cardigan I had been meaning to embellish for years, and finally did it:
After photographing them I stacked the two pieces together to put away, and realized they work quite well together -- festive (and warm) enough for Christmas Eve Mass!