Saturday, August 11, 2012

Not very practical sewing ...

This is BWOF 05-12-125 skirt which is a bit of a folly for me.  It's impossible to tell from this shot, but the hem is raised in front and lowered in the back in a gentle curve.  The hem is faced, which is a lovely touch.

The fabric is a stretch twill I bought from Gorgeous Fabrics some time ago and for some reason I only bought one yard.  My standard purchase is 2 metres (or yards) of anything so I have no idea what I had in mind when I bought this.

I call this a folly because this there aren't too many ways I can wear this.  I have a white top that goes with it, but I think I need a nice little black singlet to go with it for summer.  I'll try a few other colours when summer comes.  It's such a statement skirt and that means it's not very versatile but the high waist and dip down in front is very flattering and it makes me happy.  Plus, it clears yet another piece from my stash and that means less I have to pack when I go home!

I feel a little like I'm marking time at the moment.  I have some applications on the go and I feel positive.  All things being equal, I will be home by christmas.

12 comments:

Sue said...

Love this skirt - the black/white print should go with many colours!

beurreblanc said...

I love it too! I have this pattern traced off. I am planning a staid black version. Yours is fabulous.

You could wear brights with it, not just black or white. But not if you want to be inconspicuous!

-sewingelle

theperfectnose said...

What a beautiful silhouette! Love the raised, nipped waist. You could wear this with flowing blouses/ chiffon shirts and with knitwear tops. Very versatile. Good stuff.

patternpandemonium said...

Great garment, doesn't look at all like a folly to me.

Marie said...

Such a slovely shape to the skirt. I too think it would go great with some coloured tops as well.

Faye Lewis said...

You go girl! That is so lovely and fashion forward. Love it!

kbenco said...

It is a WOW skirt, very shapely and a great print.

MAD14kt said...

Well done! I L*VE the fabric!!!

Sharon said...

Wonderful skirt and as the others have said you will be able to wear lots of coloured tops particularly if you have the heels to match them :)

Gail said...

You could put any vibrant colour with black and white. Great skirt, so don't undersell it wearing it only with black or white.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh I see a red twinset over the skirt and red pumps! I think a little red would really add to this skirt!

velosewer said...

I agree with Carolyn. A red twin set would be wonderful. Why stick to just black or white? Great skirt.