The “Date Night” Skirt
Fabric – 1m of Blue Cotton Poplin from Spotlight = $5.99
– 1.5m of Blue Romance Rose Lace from Spotlight = $19.95
Pattern: Simplicity 2605
Notions: 7″ zipper, thread & 1 hook & eye = $0.99
Time to complete: 3.75 hours
First worn: Sunday, 8th January 2012.
Wear again? Definitely! I am saving this for our next date night to wear out to dinner.
Total price: $26.93
As soon as I read that this week’s garment had to be inspired by an accessory I knew what I was going to use as my inspiration. Corey bought me these shoes for Christmas a couple of years ago and I have never worn them. They are so pretty that I wanted exactly the write thing to wear them with and nothing in my wardrobe fit. When this challenge came up I asked myself “what do I see myself wearing these shoes with?”
The answer was a lace pencil skirt! I knew that a lace pencil skirt would be the sophisticated, glamorous item of clothing these shoes deserved. I quickly chose a pattern from my stash and headed off to Spotlight. Now, at first I was imagining a pale gray pencil skirt but when I saw this navy blue lace I knew right away it be perfect. This skirt was a little tricky and I have never made anything with lace before but I am really happy with how it has turned out. I can’t wait to wear this out. Now I have the perfect outfit all I need is the perfect place to wear it!