Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Quick Skirt

So I had a yard and a half of this awesome blue cotton fabric that Robbie gave me, and I wanted to make a skirt I could throw over a bathing suit or something casual. Butterick 4399 is the fastest skirt pattern I have, but I only had a long pink zipper. I got a crazy idea to do an exposed zipper, and suddenly I'm the next Fashion Star, rockin' and color-blockin'! Here's the outside.


Okay, I'll let you see the crappy inside. I googled for some techniques, but this is the best I could do.


Here' how it looks - I think I need a darker top, but I'm at the beach, so this'll have to do.


Well THEN, I have 15 inches of hot pink zipper left, and I go nuts. I thought about faux pockets on the hips, then decided to highlight this seam leading to the "front slit'" as the pattern envelope labels it, but I prefer to call it a vent. (And pardon the wrinkles - this is after sitting in a barber shop [oh yes, I did wear it in public!] for 30 minutes and then sitting through Wrath of the Titans for 2 hours.)


So whatcha think? Would Jessica Simpson want one, or is the Saks dude going to tell me I am NOT his next Fashion Star?

8 comments:

BeckyW said...

I think that is really cute. I've not done an exposed zipper before, but it makes me want to.

Pammie said...

Adorable - and so springy!! I hear the weather is completely wonderful in the South right now!

Sister said...

Becky!!! It's Betzina time! Are you going to be there? What are you going to make? Hope to see you this week!

And thanks Pammie - the weather actually cooled off just a tad so it is springy now.

Regarding the skirt, I asked the boys for their honest opinions. Lucas said he wouldn't wear it outside, and Drew said it drew attention to a body part I don't like to reference, the medical term being "natal cleft.". So apparently I'm not as clever as I like to think. It seemed like such a GOOD idea at the time...

RobbieK said...

I think it's cute!

Junior said...

No no.....I like the skirt!

gwensews said...

Nice job on that skirt. It's very stylish. Love the contrasting pink zip.

Swirling Regret said...
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Ann's Fashion Studio said...

:) love your skirt :)