Monday, March 23, 2009

Faux Wrap

I was very excited to give this skirt its first wearing today because I altered it myself. Well ok, altering in this case only involved moving 2 buttons and the small strap at the waistband over about an inch, but still. Sewing isn't really my strongest skill, and this is the first thrifted item needing alteration that I haven't promptly dumped off at the tailor's. For some reason I'm somewhat nervous about putting a piece of clothing under the sewing machine, perhaps because I have a latent fear of damaging it beyond repair. I think what saved me in this case was the fact that no cutting of fabric was required.

The skirt is a lightweight wool blend and is a faux wrap style. That front overlapping part is actually just a fold; the aforementioned strap and buttons cause the fabric to fold on itself and create that long pleat, but the skirt is a continuous piece of fabric rather than having 2 ends that overlap one another. Thus, no kilt pin is required here for the sake of modesty. I have to say I like this design a whole lot better than a regular wrap skirt.

I've had this floral top for ages but rarely wear it because its short length and lace back make it tough to work with. This bright turtleneck filled in the open back and kept me warm while still looking springy and fun.

Hat: Seeberger
Turtleneck: H&M
Floral top: La Redoute
Skirt: thrifted
Tights, socks: Sock Dreams
Shoes: Seychelles, via Solestruck
Cardigan: ??
Handbag: Tracy Reese

10 comments:

Nadine said...

I love the design of that skirt! Thanks for posting so much info about it - I can sew, and I might try and replicate it.

Solo said...

I'm with Nadine.I love that skirt too.;D Maybe i should try it one day..;D Thanks for sharing it..

fröken lila said...

this is a lovely skirt, really! i like the idea that it is not wrapped but looks like it!

Mervat said...

These colours are just lovely together. I love the detail of the skirt at the back. And, thank you for the post you did about skirts not so long ago. Everytime I look at a skirt, I like to see some sort of detailing, a la Audi, before I even consider trying it on!

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

a fabulous outfit!

Sal said...

You did fantastically well with the skirt. And the skirt itself? What a fun mix of details, the faux wrap, the back pleats ... quite a find!

Le Tasché said...

Love your flower top!

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Love that green skirt on you :)

becca said...

That skirt is amazing, especially the back. What a great thrift find!

Sewing Pixie said...

This is my favorite outfit I've seen of yours!