I have fond memories of my mother’s embroidered cushions featuring pansy flower heads with black centres. They lined the settee in the sitting room when I was a child. If you were sick you were allowed to sleep on the settee all day and I can remember picking at the black threads. My sister and I have always grown pansies in our gardens and in tubs outside our homes. Perhaps it is because of this fond memory from childhood?
A few winters ago I grew pots of colourful pansy plants on my kitchen window ledge. They were bold and bright with black centres. I made pencil drawings as studies of some of the blooms. I photocopied my drawings in different sizes and some in mirror image, then cut them out and collaged them all together to make a new design. The flowers crawl across the skirt and down on one side giving it a pleasing summery floral look.
Available in colours Purple, Beige, Grey, Burnt Orange, Red, and Lipstick Pink. The Merlot colourway has run out sorry.
This skirt like all the MADCAT skirts, is made of a stretch woven fabric for comfort. The narrow non stretch cotton waistband is secured closed by a hook and eye, hand sewn on by me in each and every skirt. The centre back invisible zip has a fabric fly piece. This is so the zip does not touch your skin as the glue at the base of a zip can be irritating to sensitive skins. I also like that when I am closing the zip it does not snag my underwear. The MADCAT ribbon label is set into the inside of the waistband so that you can use the label as a hook, especially when travelling and there are no coat hangers available in your room.
The yarn content of the skirts is 75%viscose (pine tree wood pulp), 21% nylon and 4% lycra.
Skirt Care Instructions: Hand wash in warm water. Do not mix reds and dark coloured skirts with other washing as the dye is shed dramatically in the first wash. This does not change the colour of the skirt in any way. Skirts can be washed in front loading washing machines on the wool programme. Line dry inside out on sunny days or spin dry and place on a radiator/ heated towel rail. Skirts can be dry cleaned as delicate. Use a cool iron to press. The fabric puffs up when it becomes wet and returns to flat when dry. Do not iron when wet.