Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This one's LONG overdue!

Sometimes we get very busy with life, or simply life gets busy with us.  Such was the case with my leopard print skirt in this post.  I made it over three years ago, then was involved in a car accident, and this skirt was folded up and put away for a while.  I almost forgot I had it!  I was in no mood nor state of mind to review it three years ago, but that was then and this is now.

Here is my simple, self-drafted leopard print skirt made from a fabric remnant from another project I can't quite remember.  It must have been for my daughter, maybe for Christmas gifts for her friends.

There was a reason I decided to talk about this skirt.  A few weeks ago I pinned an outfit I saw on Pinterest to my Favorite Looks folder.  The girl had on a denim jacket, white tank, and leopard-print skirt, and then I thought to myself, "Hey!  I have all three of those pieces!"  An outfit was born!

Here are some more pics from various angles:

 And I had to include the traditional "hands on hips" pose for PR members.  Ha, ha, ha ;) .

One of the things I really like about this skirt is the peekaboo hemline.  If you look closely at the hem in the pic at the top of this post, you will see the underskirt (made out of Bemberg rayon/lining fabric) is about 2 1/2" (or thereabouts) shorter than the sheer overskirt.  I did that on purpose when I made it, probably because I saw some skirt like that on the Internet.  Both pieces are joined together at the waistline, a casing was added, and some elastic was sandwiched between the two layers.

Simple.  Fast.  Sewing.  No thinking required.  Easy peasy.  Make in the morning, wear it at night kind of skirt.  As for the fabric, I know I purchased the Bemberg online many years ago.  The sheer leopard print fabric was purchased from...Walmart.   Yes, I did say that lol.  Believe it or not, my closest Walmart has some really nice fabric with an large selection of prom fabrics with matching netting.  Definitely not the highest quality by any means, but nice enough to make a decent project.  Like I said, this was leftover material, probably from fashion scarves for my daughter's friends.

Here is a closeup of the rolled hem as well as elastic casing:
 Off to work on pattern reviews, and hopefully 2013 will produce more blog writing about my sewing projects than 2011 and 2012.  Cheers, and Happy Sewing!