Friday, December 2, 2011

a little bit of whimsy



Harumph! My son published my last post (push the orange button) before I could get my photos up and now I find it has been deleted. Double harumph!

Here in essence is how it went ... liked Karl Lagerfeld's designer pattern for Burda (10-2010-136) - wondered if I was too old/fat to wear it - smirked at the 6 inch front zipper (really) so juvenile! so childish! - completely smitten by the elasticated waistaband (just in time for Christmas)




- made skirt, lengthened it by an eternity, and now so really enjoying the fact that I sneaked in a piece of whimsy before December's austerity regime begins.



I haven't quite decided on the hem finish yet - still umming and erring about whether I should add the cuff or just a narrow hem as is. My preference is for the narrow hem. There's enough going on already.

17 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute, especially the fabric combinations. Everybody is wearing such great shoes these days it makes me want to go shoe shopping. I love the colour of your shoes.

    Is that more of you estate sale fabric? Just wondering, because the colours are so very fashionable at the moment. It seems that everybody is wearing shirts out of that orangey-red. Make the most of that elasticised waist and enjoy the silly season!

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  2. agree - narrow hem as is. completely adorable!

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  3. Another great creation - I like the contrast waistband and pocket flaps - I think a contrast hem would be nice too but like the hem as is as well. I am a fan of elastic waists as well but unfortunately for me it doesnt have to just be xmas for me to make use of them - any day will do.

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  4. Love it love it. Just the right amount of whimsy. Narrow hem, even false hem as the length is perfect. p.s I love the shoes, they complete the outfit.

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  5. Totally cute and I agree with the narrow hem. Have you got a scrap with a spare flower? Cut it out and make a pin for your blouse.

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  6. You are so creative! Who else would have seen this potential in that skirt pattern? I love the mixed fabrics, and I think you are on the right side of whimsy with this one. It's actually a very practical skirt for summer time. It looks comfortable, it's flattering (I never knew your waist was that small), and it will go with lots of things. Glad you were able to do a little selfish sewing before xmas:-)
    Oh, I forgot to say, I agree with your other commenters, a narrow hem seems like the best way to go.

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  7. Your version of the skirt is perfect. It looks terrific with your cute and comfy looking shoes.
    Who would have thought there was an elastic waist?! It is well disguised by the cut of the skirt. Your gorgeous print and use of contrast make this very summery. I think I need one for my Christmas pudding. (I vote for the narrow hem too).

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  8. I love it!! Every time I flip through that issue of Burda I laugh at how short that skirt is. But I love it in this length! I never noticed what cute details it has.

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  9. The original skirt length was 10 inches wasn't it. Maybe that is the reason for the 6" zipper. Smart you to notice the neat waistband treatment and make the skirt in a wearable length. It looks great!

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  10. Very cute, and so wearable, I bet you will wear it a lot this summer! I do like this pattern with those pleaty pockets, might have to arrange something there!

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  11. The skirt looks great, actually the whole outfit is great. I like those shoes.

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  12. Cute! and a very different interpretation of the design. I agree, a narrow hem. The cuff is well suited to the men's-suit inspired styling of the original, but not for this more feminine fabric.

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  13. I love this length, but I think I'd maybe try out the cuff on this one. That is one CUTE skirt, btw. I really loved that pattern too, but... y'know.... not being in the possession of 52" long stick legs I never really considered it with any serious attention. Yours looks fab. Normally I'd be inclined to not add too much detail, but I think you can handle the cuff.

    "You can handle it!" Hahaha. Like it's some kind of dangerous stunt or something! Awesome. Stunt sewing.

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  14. This is such wonderful fabric and I like it in the skirt style you chose - and so neatly stitched! I think I like the cuff idea; it would give the skirt balance with all the details at top.

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  15. I like it. You're the queen of tasteful whimsy. :)

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