Let me tell you a story of Lady Jane Franklin!
A woman of idealism and great mental activity, she was determined to assist in the creation of an 'infant nation' (her friend Dr Arnold's phrase) rather than to play the traditionally passive role of governor's lady in a convict colony. In this aim she succeeded. Through her efforts Tasmania became the intellectual centre of the Australian colonies during Franklin's term of office. Under her influence he founded in 1839 the society which became in 1848 the first Royal Society for the advancement of science outside Britain. In 1839 Lady Franklin bought 130 acres (53 ha) of land near Hobart Town for a botanical garden, to which she gave the name Ancanthe. Lady Franklin was an indefatigable traveller. She was the first woman to climb Mount Wellington and to travel overland from Melbourne to Sydney and from Hobart to Macquarie Harbour.
Lady Janes, story is truly captivating, so we thought we would name the our new A -line linen skirt in her memory, alongside our new Lady Jane Blouse. Both garments nod to a past era, classic feminine style with very practical elements like easy wash and wear linen, pockets (for spells) and quality craftsmanship.
55% Linen & 45% Cotton Slub 227gsm
Colourway 1 - Slate
Wide elastic with paperbag detail at waist
A-Line skirt to the ankle
Double inseam side front pockets
Contrast print on pocket facing
Deep topstitched hem
FIT - regular/loose (regular at waist, loose over hip) sizes XXS-3XL - Size guide
Our beautiful model Heidi is wearing a M/L, she is a 12-14.
The pattern has been engineered by Sally Lowe with smooth sides and the vertical seams, on the side front and side back to create flattering long lines. This is a wonderful winter weight fabric to pair back with tights and boots.