Okay, haven’t been sewing for a bit, it’s time to get back on the “Do Just One Thing Today” horse. My Just One Thing today has been to make decisions about my next project.
Originally when I made my wearable muslin dress, I planned to do the “real” version in my pink fabric. What I found it is, I hadn’t bought enough of the pink to make a dress. Plan B: skirt!
I’ve put together my thoughts here, which went quickly from indecision to…decision! This is why I love writing stuff down, it gives me clarity. What I came up with is more than just a skirt, it’ll be an entire ENSEMBLE!
I like the wide high waistband, and the shape of the skirt.
But I am a sucker for gathered skirts. I like the wide high waistband, and the gathered fullness of the skirt. I do love myself some full skirts. They give a nice hourglass, they feel modest but also very ladylike and flattering. And they’re dramatic. Ooh! I could even add pockets!
I love the big dramatic bow. Maybe I could make this bow in leftover pink fabric, and wear it optional. On the other hand, I also like the skirt, but I don’t know if I would look as good in it as the model does. In general I’m not a huge fan of the bubble skirt fit. So maybe Skirt #2, with Bow #3?
Also, I like this:
I like the sheer layer, and I have sheer fabric. Maybe I could do a sheer slip, and wear it under skirts whenever I feel like having that option. Now we’re talking! That would be fun.
So, make skirt from Pattern #2, bow from #3, and sheer slip from Pattern #4 (or other slip pattern).
When that’s done, I’d love to wear this with the skirt:
The bottom one, with the collar and buttons. Make my own Nettie bodysuit, and transfer the Peter Pan collar on.
Bodysuit #2, high neck/low back/short sleeves, or maybe high front neck/high back/short sleeves.
The ensemble would only be complete with some fabulous glasses frames, sunglasses pref, black. And some gold jewelry, like a bracelet or earrings. My favorite black heels with white stitches.
Pink skirt, big bow, Peter Pan-collar t-shirt, sheer slip peeking out underneath. Too girly? Do you think it’s too girly?
TOO GIRLY?! Bah humbug! No such thing.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Oonaballoona, it’s Never Be Boring.