Rather than buy, I use those photos for inspiration, making my own versions.
This Stella McCartney skirt that has haunted me for a year. I like the sedate patchwork effect using same fabric in different colors, and the rounded side panels. But I can't wear mini (chubby knees!), and anything quite so flouncy so close to my be-hind.
Several things had to fall in place to make this skirt possible:
- a thrifted skirt in olive fishbone tweed last fall
- two scraps of fishbone tweed found in the pound section of a fabric store last month
- the Spring break (time to sew!)
The fabrics are lovely, but they were just scraps. Not enough for a skirt, not on their own, they begged to be combined.
I also used the lining and the zipper of the thrifted skirt.
Total cost: 1€ skirt, 2€ fabrics, 2.50€ thread, 2 hrs drafting&cutting, 3 hrs sewing.
It's slowly getting warmer and the snow has been melting away, but winter clothing is still necessary. I am wearing this skirt now, it's just right for our "spring" weather.
shirt: GAP, New York 2009
scarf: thrifted, Wien 2013
earrings: gift 2013
leather ring: Wien 2013
shoes: Deichmann, Wien 2013