Monday, June 27, 2011

Trying for Fancy

I wanted to make a dressy little something for myself - a date night skirt that's just a little more special than the usual. I bought this fabric ages ago, and it fits the bill nicely, I think. There are a couple of problems, though...

It's too big! A good problem, but still a problem. I measured constantly through the making, took it in a little more, and it's still too big. This should be fixable with a couple of well placed darts, but it clearly shows me that my measuring skills could do with some help.


I'm not sure about the length. It seems to hit about the widest part of my calf, which isn't very complimentary. Should I go a little shorter? Or maybe add lengthen it by adding a gathered or pleated section at the bottom? Or should I just get over myself?


On a separate note, I love my shoes. Timberland - who knew that Timberland did heels? (Not me, clearly.) They are, however, the highest heels I have ever owned, so I'm still learning to walk in them. It's kind of funny to watch...

3 comments:

Zoanna said...

That's cute fabric, but I agree, not the most complimentary length. I personally love a pleated hem--fun and feminine. My suggestion is to have the hem land 2 inches above the knee since this is a date night skirt! :)

ordinarymother said...

I like the length, actually. and i love the shoes! I think the shoes are a throwback to the '40's, so that works with this length.

Danielle said...

I love those shoes too! They look stylish and comfortable too. I'll have to look into the brand, as my favorite heels these days are Clarks. :)