The “Wrong week!” Skirt | Sarah Gabbart
Fabric: 3 yards of Chanel tweed from someplace that I don't remember
Pattern: Simplicity 2154
Year: c. 2011
Notions: vintage 6" zipper from stash
Time to complete: about 3 hours
First worn: August 2011
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: ~Probably '$pensive.
Oh lawd y'all! What has two thumbs and thought this week was another theme? Sarah Gabbart. I took my time this weekend and made a super cute shirt based on the theme that was, in my mind, this week. I went to write my post and BOOM – wrong week! Eeep!
Thankfully, I am a hoarder with tons of fabric – many "VIP" stash items – that were just waiting for a new home in my closet.
For this VIP stashbusting challenge, I pulled out one of my most beloved items: some beautiful Chanel tweed. I don't remember how or where I aquired this, but it has sat in my stash for several years, wrapped tightly and tucked safely away from Tex and his burrowing habit. Finally it would see the light of day!
I knew this fabric was be perfect for a skirt pattern I'm saving for a Mad Men-style party that I'm attending in September – Simplicity 2154. It's a lovely pencil skirt with a back vent. I'll make the matching items later this fall to make the outfit complete.
As I noticed this wrong week situation on Monday, I had to work fast! I popped in the True Blood and got cracking. Three hours later, I was the proud owner of a beautiful skirt that was truly worth of my VIP fabric. I'm so glad I finally used it!