My sewing bee in the Spring Break produced some new clothing. I need at least one black-and-white skirt in summer. They are so versatile and undemanding, I can pick any color for top and be done with thinking. This one has a pleasing faintly 1970's style geometric pattern and a non-iron fabric.
This being transition I could pair it with a silver grey silk blend cardigan and a midnight navy cowl neck tee. And my Mid Mod pendant was perfect for this look. (A close up of it can be seen in post #3.) Now if only I could find some square toed 60's - 70's style shoes somewhere...
skirt: refashion (2013)
top: Marco Polo (2009)
cardigan: silk knit no-name (2013)
pendant: 1970's design from Finland, via etsy (2012)
shoes: Bally (2010)
Now for the Refashion:
This simple a-line skirt was picked up at a flea market last fall. I liked the fabric and the fact it was about 6 sizes too large, because this would give me enough fabric.
I wasn't going to do anything in the back, so I took out the front waistband only.
The darts were let out. Then I created a soft pleat in the front by marking the center, folding both sides so that they would overlap.
I cut the front waistband to fit the new front.
I am a sucker for tulip shape and to get that I created an angle along the side seams. As you can see, I let out the hem first, the cut off a wedge on both sides at about 130 degrees angle to the side seam.
I shortened it, too. After some re-hemming I had myself a new skirt. Cost: 1€ and 1h. Can't beat that!
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