It’s my first finished product in a LONG time. It’s technically a wearable muslin. I wanted to stitch this up in a cheaper fabric before cutting into my wool/silk blend.
First thing. I cut it a size larger than I usually do. I wanted to be sure that I could sit in it without it riding way up. So I wanted a little room in the hips. Well, I just ended up taking it WAY in on the side seams and the back seams. I did not need the extra room.
Business pencil skirt in the front, salsa party in the back! The back flounces are what sold me on this pattern. They don’t even feature in on the cover photos!
But you can see them on the tech drawings.
Anyway, instead of hemming the flounces I just finished them on my serger with black thread.. I thought the look was a little Spanish-inspired with the red. As Spanish as a white girl from Canada can pull-off. 🙂
I styled it with a tweed jacket (purchased) and pearls. My friend, JWab, called me the First Lady. I think the pearls pushed it into politician’s wife territory. I added funky tights to make it a little more me. Last week I wore it and did more of a colour blocking look with grey and black. It is a versatile skirt.
Can’t wait to stitch up the steel blue wool/silk blend! I’m thinking of doing the flounces in lace.
What are you wearing? Do you need tights in your part of the world yet? We had a dump of snow so we are in full winter mode.
What I’m listening to: Bitter Rival by Sleigh Bells