A spring tulip


Well hello there! I’m feeling so chirpy now spring is in the air! I am a big fan of this time of year – the birds are singing, the evenings are brighter, the flowers are in full bloom. What’s not to love?

In anticipation of this special time, I sewed up one of my #makenine2018  projects I’d been planning to make for a while, a light and breezy, super simple tulip skirt. It was a joy to sew and the fit is really flattering. Plus the fabric I picked is this dreamy daffodil yellow. Just the thing for spring!


Matching one of the many waffle trucks in Brussels!

Not so long ago, I enjoyed a lovely spring weekend in Brussels with my husband. So of course this skirt was the first thing I added to my suitcase! It was great for a city break as it’s so comfy and stylish. Just perfect for relaxed sight-seeing strolls, people-watching in cafés and wandering around art galleries (not to mention dashing into the nearest pub for a beer during a sudden April shower!).


A slightly precarious pose!

For my city look, I went with this relaxed polo neck top, which is so simple but so effective! And this piece is equally great for the office, smartened up with a floral blouse and a pair of brogues.


The only thing I’m considering changing is adding a silky lining. As you can see slightly in the photos, the cotton fabric has a tendency to cling to tights. This won’t be a problem with bare legs over the next few months but if I want to wear this skirt all year round (and I do), then tights are essential!


This photo was what sparked the idea for this skirt in my head and I think I stayed pretty true to my original intention. I can’t wait to wear mine with tanned legs and sandals! I found it on Pinterest, which is a huge source of inspiration for me. If you’re not on there, where have you been? Check it out – and follow me at alicecatherinebee if you’d like to get more of an idea of my style (and other interests).  Happy pinning! And happy spring!


What I wore:

Skirt: Sew Over It Tulip Skirt

Cropped polo neck stripe top: H&M

Boots: New Look

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