Friday, October 8, 2010

Silly skirt

I'm definitely on a skirt kick. This fabric was a total impulse purchase at my local indie last weekend. DH and the kid were gone, I was on my own and that always spells trouble! I walked in and saw it and HAD to have some of it. It just looked too darn fun to me.

Here's an up close picture.

Basically, it's just a super stretchy polyester with this chiffon-y type ruffle to it. The ruffle is only about an inch and it does lay down quite nicely so it doesn't add too much volume at all. I bought a yard and just made a simple rectangle skirt. I used some double knit to create a waistband instead of trying to do a fold over elastic waistband. It would have been a pain to do that. There is no hem, I just cut it off under the last ruffle.

I really hesitated to wear it to work, but then figured most everyone there thinks I dress strangely anways. So, I wore it but dressed it down with a simple black top. Everyone loved it and I got a ton of nice compliments on it. I was told it made me look thin and gave me a nice line, surprising with the horizonital stripes. I left the skirt a bit longer, to mid calf which I don't usually do. I sewed the skirt to just beyond clingy, so as to let my shape show but not "Show." I wish I would have taken a picture of it as I was wearing it but darn my mornings are insane!

Here it is on the mannequin.


amber said...

Fun skirt without being too wacky. I can see why you got so many compliments. :)

Michelle said...

Wow, that fabric is amazing! A great one to pair with a simple pattern, though. Great work!