Sunday, August 21, 2022

Dolce, Dolce, Dolce

Yes, it's true, I have added yet another circle skirt to my wardrobe.  I love them and I have a cut of fabric with which I am planning to make another, the only question is whether or not I get to it before the weather changes.  It's definitely my favorite silhouette these days!

This skirt is based off of a vintage pattern image that I came across while searching for circle skirt inspiration.  Using the Stanwyck Skirt as a base, I drafted my own pocket and altered the shaping of the waistband.  And I have to say that I absolutely love the way it turned out!

This is now the third red tea length skirt that I have made.  One is wool, which isn't great for warm weather, and the other is a rayon linen blend that gets a lot of wear but doesn't have pockets.  I get so much use out of both of them that I decided adding a second Summer appropriate skirt to the collection would be a good idea.  And I believe that I made the right decision.

While I have plenty of blouses that match a bright red skirt, I thought that my new skirt deserved something special. 

This is the Rose Cafe Bustier Dress from Daria Patternmaking, although I eliminated the skirt portion of the pattern.

This was intended as a wearable muslin, and while it isn't perfect, it is definitely wearable, so I am calling it a success.  And, best of all, it was made using leftover scraps of fabric and a zipper from the stash, so I can pretend that it cost nothing!  Does anyone else think that way when you manage to get more than one project out of a length of fabric?

I thought that the top had a definite Dolce & Gabbana vibe to it, so I pulled out a pair of hoop earrings to go along with that theme.

There is nothing currently on the sewing table, so I have to decide on my next project, and it may just be another version of this skirt . . . or something with sequins . . . I still haven't decided!

Top:  Made by me, Rose Cafe Bustier
Skirt:  Made by me, Stanwyck Skirt
Shoes:  Soludos Wedge Espadrille
Necklace:  Rafael Jewelers
Earrings:  Etsy

1 comment:

  1. I don't think one can ever have too many circle skirts, they are just too perfect and go with every occasion. And yes I agree that anything made from leftover fabric in the stash is totally free.