The ‘Strings n Things’ Skirt
Fabric: Vintage printed Cotton Sateen from inherited stash, scrap cotton sateen for waistband
Pattern: Style 2542
Notions: zipper, button – from stash
Time to complete: 3hours
First worn: March 9, 2011
Wear again? Yes
Total price: $0 – that’s what it’s all about this year. Stash bustin!!!!
So how’s this for ‘luck of the irish’…. my skirt for the art challenge last week was submitted too late. But guess what… it’s green! So rather than let that effort go to waste I thought I’d retag this post ‘green’. Happy St Patricks Day everyone.
When this fabric arrived in my stash, my first thought was ‘Picasso’. Not particularly because of the style of ‘painting’ in the print (though the colours are pretty good), but because it’s covered in guitars, mandolins and violins. (plus some other stuff, I’ve no idea about. I’m not exactly musical.)
Picasso, it seems, had a thing for guitars. At least enough to do about 70 different works pulling them apart and putting them back together again. (for want of a better explanation). Here’s a quick snippet for you.
I may not be going through a guitar phase… but I am going through a skirt phase. I collected various skirt shape patterns last year with a view to just try them all out until I found some shapes I was really happy with. And of course use up all those bits of fabric that aren’t big enough for dresses. I’m not in love with this pattern. The small gathering at the back either side of the zipper doesn’t sit so well on me.. but I still plan to try the half button front version and maybe change the back gathers to darts.
The contrast waistband was purely because I didn’t have enough fabric.. but turns out it’s my favorite thing about this skirt! I love that it looks like a belt… but without suffering the umm… sweat factor. Yeah… it’s still hot here. That said I think I’ll wear this skirt for Autumn with boots and a denim jacket. (what can I say.. I’m a child of the 90′s.. old habits die hard.)