Monday, December 17, 2018

A Very Plaid Christmas

Last year, I finally decided what to do with this heavy plaid wool coating - make a skirt.  And so I did just that.  

Turns out, it feels like wearing a super warm and cozy blanket.

And while is was not possible to match the plaid at the side seams (a huge repeat like this just takes way too much fabric), I am extremely pleased with the outcome.

The thing weighs a ton, but it is so very comfy and warm to wear.

I wore this for Christmas 2017, and the after dinner walk we always take in the brisk weather was no match for the wooly skirt.

I have also decided that I need more plaid in my life. 

It can be aggravating to cut out and match, but the finished look is well worth the effort.

And even in a situation such as this one where matching is an impossibility, the finished effect is really lovely.

And let's be honest  . . . this skirt is going to get a whole lot more wear as a skirt than as a coat, seeing as most of my dresses are prints and would clash terribly with such a textile.  

So all's well that ends well!

Skirt:  Made by me, Vogue 2902
Earrings:  Vintage
Shoes:  Kristin Cavallari "Copertina"


  1. Overheard year-end lament #1:

    [LOUD nasal inhale] "A nine panel display! NINE!!"

    "With her it's the season of unreason."

    "Mmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm."

    "Our hands-on-hips holiday huckster has all but
    twirled, no hurled, several lambs at our delicate sensibilities."

    "Someone's gone bad for plaid."

    "Rear 3/4 view full twirl, and you can just tell she's grinning from ear to ear."

    "More guile than smile - did ya see her expressions when she is facing the camera?"

    "How couldn't one, she punctuated her presence with red, red, red, red, red!"

    "Ya think she sewed this with us in mind?"

    "It was a bonus, a given, an unwarranted payback. Plus, she got to show some last-minute leg."

    [audible inhale] "Where this started, and why she does this to us, I'll never know."

    "Me neither." [wan exhale]

    "THAT Laura Mae."

    "Yes, THAT one."

  2. Beautiful skirt. You wear it well.

  3. This is the first time I have seen your page. What a beautiful skirt, so lovely, and I can appreciate the effort to have this plaid turn out so well Also your multiple photos and descriptions are just perfect! Enjoy the skirt!

  4. Wonderful skirt and plaids are really the thing this year fashion wise.

  5. Nice! I suspect the only way anyone will know about the side seams being unmatched is if you twirl. And if they do notice then, twirl faster!

  6. This is truly gorgeous! I just love plaid--you wear it so well. Thanks for sharing.