Great Expectations

In my teenage years I was in love with the 1998 version of Great Expectations with Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. I spent hours pausing it and sketching the pretty shapes and clothes and drawings. I loved the feeling of the film, the fact that the colours reflected the emotions of the scene. Most of the film was green, but you may not have noticed this, it is so elegantly done.
The intro of the film says it all: ” I’m not going to tell the story the way it happened. I’m going to tell it the way I remember it.”

As you can see from these movie stills, the shape of the skirts was also fabulous. It shaped my idea of a perfect skirt. And now I have one of my own!

I made the Clemence skirt from Love at First Stitch by Tilly and the Buttons with fabric from Bobby Sewing.

I am delighted that I won the Sew-along competition on the Sew It Up website with this skirt!
Now I just have to decide what I’m going to spend my prize money on!

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