I finished my pink A-line skirt! I’m not doing a photo shoot of it yet,
because the first day I wore it I spilled black paint on it.
Ha ha ha ha ha.
So that’s getting a nice long pre-soak.
In the meantime, I made a bow belt. It’s not as big/overstated as I would have liked, but I used the fabric I had left. The good news is, I think it will cover up the skirt waistline, which I made just a little too big so it gapes a little. (Not intentional.)
I’ve also purchased this pattern:
I’m going to make a slip that is specifically meant to peek out underneath A-line skirt hemlines. I’m going to make this pattern using two layers of sheer fabric (actually, a pair of sheer curtain panels we had in our bedroom in our old condo). I might give it an elastic waistline instead of the waistline specified in the pattern, just so it feels more like a slip.
On the other hand, if I gave it a proper hemline, I could get away with wearing it over other things, like leggings (would that look weird?) or other skirts.
Hm…that might be a winning idea, especially since I took this picture in Italy:
I can’t decide if I like it.
Fashion people, or generally opinionated people, I need your opinions!
What do you think of these sheer maxi/midi skirts over mini skirts?
I’ve never seen them look as good on real people as they do on these runway models. (Oh, the power of a great walk!) It’s like the skirt can’t decide–or maybe the person wearing it couldn’t decide. “Should I wear a mini skirt today, or a maxi? I know! How ’bout both!” Here in Seattle I tend to wear clothes that are oriented with the weather. What does this skirt combo say about the weather? “It was too cold to wear a mini skirt today, but too warm to wear a maxi.” Somewhere in the world there is the perfect climate for this type of skirt, but I’m beginning to convince myself that No, I do not want a sheer-maxi-over-mini combo.
So, a slip it shall be!
With an elastic waistband. Update as of 7/23: I have decided to make it with a real waistband, just so I can use it as an outer skirt if I ever wish. Fickle!
See that? How decisions are made around here?
I talk around in a big circle until I arrive back at the exact spot I started–but now I feel confident I’ve explored the other options and that Yes, I did indeed pick the best one.
This drives my husband insane. Especially when we’re shopping.
ME: “I love that dress so much.”
HUBBY: “You should get it.”
ME: “I think I will, but first let me look at (and touch) every single other item in the store so I can be sure I’ve checked all the other options.”