Not a very exciting skirt. But practical nonetheless.
Apologies for the poor picture quality. I've been playing around with my camera settings (and not getting anywhere btw). I snapped these photos quickly the other day forgetting that I had it set for something else. They came out pretty grainy but good enough for a post I suppose. I also couldn't be bothered to move the ladder. I made this skirt over the holiday break. I actually made it specifically to go with the sweater, which is shorter than what I usually wear and has a fun little peplum. I wanted a skirt that came up higher at the waist and ended at an in-between length. Longer than knee length but shorter than a maxi. I've seen some call it a "middy" length. The jury is still out on the length though I have worn it a couple of times already. It has the potential to be kind of frumpy. I would only wear this length with boots.
Made entirely from stash fabrics, woo hoo! I've got to sew through some of my stash this year. I'm a little disgusted with how much I have accumulated. The skirt and lining fabric are both thrift store finds. I never find good fabric at my local thrift stores but a couple of months ago I hit the jackpot. Obviously someone who sewed apparel donated their stash. I scored all sorts of rayon, wool and lining fabrics. The skirt fabric is some sort of wool suiting. It smelled like a wet sheep when I washed it. The lining fabric is a mystery. Its really soft and slippery and wrinkles like crazy.
While the skirt may be boring on the outside, it's awfully lively on the inside! I used my trusty self drafted a-line skirt pattern again. I used a blue ribbon as waist facing. The green lace on the lining was just because. Makes me happy knowing that it's there even if no one ever sees it. They were both leftover notions from other projects. The band at the bottom of the skirt was originally going to be a ruffle. I envisioned a very subtle ruffly flare but it came out super dowdy. I think a circular ruffle was what I was looking for but there wasn't enough fabric. So I took it off and attached it as a hem band instead. And that's it. The most boring skirt in the universe. Except for the party on the inside.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the middy length- fun or frumpy? It's definitely different than any other skirt I own.
Now excuse me while I go and plan some other stash busting projects...