The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn
The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn
The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn
The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn
The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn
The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn
The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn
The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn
The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn
The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn

The Half Moon Skirt ~ Slash & Burn

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PLAGUE SUITS

DEFIANT COLOUR, DRAMATIC SILHOUETTES, EXCELLENT POCKETS

1950s Hollywood glamour meets sassy Indian cholis in these striking and adventure-friendly plague suits.

Wearability and versatility is baked into these designs. Buy one piece and drop it into an outfit to add a touch of spice or buy a matching set for maximum impact.

Matching plague masks are available for all prints.

THE HALF MOON SKIRT

The Half Moon is a high-waisted knee-length skirt with a gentle flare and excellent pockets. This versatile piece works brilliantly worn with your favourite band t-shirt or as part of a full plague suit.

Any garment that looks good with a band t-shirt earns a special place in my wardrobe. I Working an outfit around the colours and themes of a band t-shirt is one of my favourite sartorial challenges.

This knee length skirt is cut on the bias and draped from a wide high-waisted bamboo silk lined waistband. The skirt features roomy in-seam pockets, a concealed back zipper, and the Circe's Circle wooden button. The skirt measures approx 63cm from waistband to hem. I am 5’8 and the skirt falls just below my knee. Add a note at checkout if you want to make yours longer or shorter.

Add one of our matching tops for ultimate coordination

It takes about 3 hours to make this skirt, from chalking out your measurements to pressing the final garment.

SIZING

Please check your measurements against the sizing chart before placing your order. If you’re unsure about which size to order, please contact me and we can figure out the best option for you.

Custom sizing is available at no extra charge. Chose the custom size option and put your bust, waist & hip measurements in your check-out notes, plus the best way to contact you if I need to get in touch.

SLASH & BURN (DUTCH WAX)

The Slash & Burn print features little yellow flames lapping around red embers against a black background. Egg yolk fish scales emerging from red waters. This dream of a 70s colour palette has a houndstooth appearance from a distance with the little flames (or fish scales) coming into focus as you approach.

WANT THIS IN ANOTHER FABRIC?
Select your desired garment from the custom collection page and chose your preferred fabric from the current selection.

COMPOSITION

This garment is made from dutch wax with bamboo silk trimmings.

DUTCH WAX

Sundays in South London are full of Dutch Wax fabric. West African women dressed in exquisite head-to-toe ensembles on their way to church bearing tupperwears stuffed with food to share. I have always enjoyed the defiance of this glorious procession, its protest against drabness and its communal peacocking.

When I started making plague masks at the beginning of the pandemic, to send out to friends I could no longer share space with, Dutch Wax was the perfect fabric to use. The prints felt totemic and it pleased me to create a mini tribe of technicolour plague rats, doing the pandemic in our own way: if we have to wear masks then we might as well make a feature out of it.

This 100% cotton fabric comes from the dutch wax emporiums dotted around Brixton’s markets. These shopping trips are often followed by breakfast at my favourite Columbian diner. Please give me more excuses to go there.

BAMBOO SILK
I’ve included vegan organic bamboo silk trimmings to add a dash of luxury against your skin and a secret shock of colour inside your garment. This 100% Oeko-Tex certified fabric is commissioned by a haberdashery in Islington, conveniently located up the road from my favourite tea shop.

We’ve left out those annoying itchy labels. You’ll remember where you bought it.

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS
Wash on a gentle cycle (e.g. 30°C) and line-dry with pride.

MAKING YOUR GARMENT

Please be aware that these garments are made to order and as such it can take up to 10 business days to dispatch your order. If your desire is urgent, please contact me to find out about current wait times.

As much as I enjoy the sound of the sewing machine, I usually have sounds on while I'm making. I cycle through phases of listening to radio, podcasts, lectures, and audio books.

Most often I listen to freeform New Jersey radio station WFMU . When I have a long seam to sew sometimes I try and match the sound of the sewing machine to the music.

Sometimes I write about the music I've been listening to (and making) on my music blog.