Are you ready for a set of slightly awkward, headless shots? Yeah, I am not a fan of getting my picture taken and guess what? No one was home to take them for me anyways since Ben was at work and big kids were at school. So I guess I should say, no one I would consider letting touch my camera.
Okay, with that disclaimer aside, let's begin. Have you heard the awesome news?? Liesl of Oliver and S fame has come out with patterns for women this fall! You have probably noticed (if you are a regular reader) that I don't really sew for myself, only a handful of times over the last year have I made anything for me. But, they really appealed to me! So I snapped up the skirt and the tunic first thing and got started on the skirt. I saw the plaid version (scroll down a little) on the blog and knew I would be
shamelessly copying complimenting her take.
I have a thing for purple lately, first the pants, then the coat and now this skirt! Either that, or I am getting really good at using what is in my stash! (You're welcome, Ben)
I cut the side panel on the bias, and also the pockets, not that you can tell because they are pretty much invisible (which I love). But trying to match plaids makes me want to bash my head in.
So can I just profess my love for the skirt and get on with things? It is so comfortable! I love Liesl's description of it, a lazy days skirt for grown ups. That is so true. I could see myself wearing this skirt all.the.time. (means I will have to make a few more!).
Yes, I found a kids chair to stand on in the bathroom and photograph myself so I could show the length. 'Cause I am awesome like that. (just kidding, I am a nerd). I am 5'4" incase anyone out there is wondering. Also, the skirt is size Large.
I don't typically wear my skirts this high (at my dropped waist), I typically keep them on the hips, but this was really comfortable here- though I am pretty sure I wont wear it with the shirt tucked in.
I love the waistband. Flat front with two rows of elastic (1/2" wide) in the back. The construction is basically the hopscotch, I love it, such a nice, clean finish on the inside.
So in reality, this is how I will wear it. Still at my dropped waist, but shirt untucked. (and probably slightly wrinkly, just like the pictures. Keepin it real here)
So normally I am not a fan of pockets, I never use them and don't like the added bulk. Well, guess what? I love these ones! They are practically invisible- and fairly deep too!
I am already dreaming of another skirt in gray cord, a denim one, maybe a mustard color... I really should have been Halloween sewing (or cleaning house) but those other things just didn't sound as fun...