Otherwise known as vintage Simplicity 7395, Short Skirt (dated 1976).
Go on, admit it! You know you want a hot air balloon skirt for yourself now don't you? Or would you prefer that sassy red number with the chook embroidered on the pocket? Huh, huh? Damn if that transfer for said chook was missing, presumed used by an earlier style savvy sewer.
Short interlude: I believe I am the luckiest girl in the world. For many reasons, but not least of which is that I tend to be gifted the most amazing bagfuls of vintage 1970s patterns you've ever seen. Past and present workmates and gorgeous friends have delighted in my makes for ages and know my
Whenever someone is undergoing a major house clean out they bag them up and then present them to a very giddy, excited Miss Jillian. Squeeeeee! This pattern was one such find and weirdly I was looking everywhere for an a-line wrap skirt pattern that I liked. I was just about to purchase Tilly's Miette when this baby slipped into my sweaty, overexcited hands. In my humble and personal opinion this pattern is wayyyyy better, I prefer the less exaggerated a-line of this one.
This was a very straightforward make and required no alterations. Yay! Since it is a wrap skirt, its pretty forgiving, but I must say that it does seem to wrap to exactly where it should in the back and doesn't strain or hang weirdly...
As yet I haven't had a wardrobe malfunction resulting in a knicker display, which is an awesome outcome!
How come this skirt looked perfectly ironed when inside my home, but in daylight it looks like I slept in it/wrestled a monkey?
Now, styling advice, lovely friends. What colour top would you wear with this? I made a wardrobe booboo in that I don't have any tops other than this old black tank that work with it. Blame it on fabric love, which wipes out all reason/wardrobe planning. Anywho, what colour/style people???
I call this baby a success, I likey...
Can I just apologise for photography here, peeps? I have been waiting and waiting to photograph my recent makes and have been delayed with ridiculous work commitments in the last few weeks and no hubby around to help me with a photo shoot. This was done with a remote shutter release and I still need some practice. I had to edit the shit out of these shots to get them in focus/adjust the glare and now they look a bit weird.