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?