Remember that vintage pattern that I posted? I finished the skirt! I started playing with some different outfits. The pictures turned out kind of crappy, but I don't even care!
It doesn't look at all like Audrey's skirt in Roman holiday that I had in my mind's eye when brainstorming the skirt, but it turned out exactly how I had planned it! It's got the same feeling ;) I'm hoping to bring this to Croatia with me, but I guess we will see how packing goes! I'm going to look ridiculous with this outfit and a giant backpack on, but whatever.
I used the vintage pattern as a base, but ended up changing it quite a bit. I borrowed the pleat layout, but had to make the size smaller, chopped off quite a bit of length, added giant pockets in the side seams, put elastic in the back of the waistband (for wearing comfort!), added belt loops, hem tape on the inside belt seam, a hook and eye on the front to keep the button from pulling, and made the front button placket (and button holes, etc).
Oh, and hey! You get a double! I put on a top with it that I made way back last summer and never posted! I changed up a Vogue pattern (looks like it is out of print now-2958) to make it into a crop top instead of a dress. And added a full separating zipper in the back. I made it to go with a black jersey circle skirt that I practically lived in last summer, but I haven't gotten around to wearing this shirt yet!
Made it out of an amazing woven that I found ages ago at Joann's. Probably meant to be a South American pattern, but it reminded me of some minority's fabric designs in China, which is why I bought a bunch of it. Love it. Always thought I'd make a bag out of it or something... I'm still in love with the fabric!
I'm really having the worst time editing pictures! They look find on my computer, then I upload them and the quality is total rubbish and they come out darker and with less contrast. It is driving me MAD. Blah.