18 July 2012

Operation: Cake ; Red Gathered Skirt.

So off of the back of my last post, I sat down with some red poplin and decided to make the red skirt my first mission in Operation: Cake;

Et Voila!

In all it's gathered glory; this is the most simple skirt in the world.

Well. Maybe not the world, but it's simple enough. Fused waistband, side invisible zip and hook and bar closure, side-seam pockets, and a very straight-forward hem.

 The fabric looks a lot more tactile than it actually is. And another pocket-zip insert for you.

I like it. It's not going to win any awards, and it may be a little on the big side - but it's what I wanted to achieve. A plain skirt that can be worked into my wardrobe without a problem. I think this will be a staple in my wardrobe from now on - I just need to find more tops...

Mission complete? I'd say so!

And for your amusement;

The photo outtakes. It got a little silly.

So what do you think? And how to you feel about "cake"? Sewing or not, what would be the staple items in your wardrobe that you could use as building blocks?
Do you think Schiaparelli would be proud of my Bordello-heel-hat?
And should I maybe go on a course that will help me stop the awkward posing?

Melody ♪


  1. I love this skirt! It looks gorgeous and so well with your hair! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Thank you as always, doll!!
      I seem to get a lot of compliments on my colour co-ordination in this skirt!

  2. Lovely skirt. I tend to find the basic items are often the most satisfying to sew, since they're so much easier to wear. I just finished up a basic black circle skirt to fill a major wardrobe gap but I think I need a red one now too!

    1. I completely agree! It's so nice to have an item you've made that you can put into more than one outfit!

  3. Loved the skirt, omg! It looks really comfortable and cute! ;~; I'm jealous of how you can make the clothes you want, I wish I could do that too! ;3;

    1. Oh sweetie ♥♥

      It's not so hard! You should give it a go!

  4. Guh! I love this skirt so much! It looks wonderful, congrats!

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