Ok, so part 2 of the sewalong is to gather materials. I printed out the pattern and spent a good deal of time crouched on the floor piecing it all together. Now i've just got to decide which size to try.
As for fabrics I gave in and went to the fabric shop (rather than using up something in my stash) where I bought two options. Firstly a bright green and pink cotton which has a large floral print and a soft plain blue chambray. I'm not sure which one i'm going to go with yet, i think i'll wait until I've made the toile and make a decision. I love the print and bright colours of the green, but I wonder whether the pleat will get lost in the pattern and therefore detract from the main design feature.
Kim is a textile artist based in Portsmouth. She studied Illustration at Kingston University before becoming a textiles teacher. She combines the two disciplines to create retro inspired fabric artworks and playful images of pop culture.