Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

I had been looking all over for some chevron fabric to make myself a skirt.  I finally found some quilting fabric in a wondering store in Canberra that has so many gorgeous prints.  I've bought lots of beautiful fabrics from them before, but never with the intention of making myself clothes.

This is a really simple skirt - no pattern.  Just a straight band at the top (with a dart in each side) and a rectangular tube with a zip. Originally I pleated the skirt, but it sat really, really badly.  Instead of unpicking the whole skirt off the waistband, and the zip, I just left the zip and side seams attached, unpicked the pleats and just gathered fairly evenly. 

Black tops - Target and Temt
Skirt - made by me
Boots - Diana Ferrari
Brooch - gift from Lea

Here's the skirt looking a bit more summery a month or so ago.

Top - Temt
Scarf - Sportsgirl

I have another dress to share, which i made recently.  I've just had a terrible time trying to photograph it when I've worn it - thanks to long work days and short daylight hours!  Hopefully I'll get a half decent photo soon (the above photos are only half decent too!).


Lea said...

I love it!

Granny Janny said...

It looks like one of those American glamour shots. You look just gorgeous. You are doing so well with your sewing. You are an inspiration. I am hoping to get to make myself some clothes this winter, like skirts as I like them a bit longer and fuller than what is in the shops. I would love to use up some of my fabric stash too.
Love Mum

Anonymous said...

Oh I love it esp with the black jacket and tights, so snug and wintery. Just returned from the Fairmont Leura CPA conference which is a real fashion parade as far as I am concerned. love aaj