Ever felt like you just want to blend in to the background? Be it native flowers or your grandmas curtains I got you covered!
Or we could take it down a notch and just go for statement skirt!
Ailakki Skirt Pattern: Named Vanamo Cocktail Dress – size 36, adjustments as per this post for the bodice Fabric: 2m of vintage curtain fabric from an Australian manufacturer Ease: Medium. Tidbits: Aside from the weeks of using this bodice to play with fitting options, this dress came together really easily! I lengthen the skirt a little in the middle and also raised the side seam as I have a long hip curve (something else I learnt from Create the Perfect Fit). Once I had made these quick adjustments I sewed the skirt up and wham bam thank you mamm. Perfect fit. I made the skirt up as per the instructions but I used Bias tape to finish the bodice instead of facings. I am regretting this a little as the fabric is quite stiff and I think facing would have worked better. Check that pattern matching on the back and the hidden zippage! Lessons: Next time I want to lengthen the front bodice a little and fully line or use the facings for the bodice. Also, I recommend doing some extra back stitching at the top of the skirt curve. I had to go back and strengthen this retrospectively which wasn’t the easiest. Score: 4/5 I really do love the cut of this skirt and have actually worn it way more than you would expect. Only once as a set so far, which did elicit quite a bit of commentary from strangers…
What do you think? Can curtains be a rocking #twopiecesetacular or best left hanging on the wall?
Today’s post was bought to you by some grevillea, a running postman, a kangaroo paw, a eucalyptus, a banksia and an unidentified orange bloom. Very scientific. I’m off to go hide in the bushes again. I love virtual hugs, so feel free to leave a comment – if you are having trouble getting around try the little circles below or contact me.