The Raw Power of the Aphrodisiac
Fabric | Skirt Rayon
Pattern | From the cardboard pattern cutting board.
Year | Contemporary
Notions | Zip and Snap Kit
Time to complete |Approx 6hours
First worn | On World Record Store Day
Wear again? Sure Love it!
Total price | Rayon (skirt) $3 on sale. I guess nobody liked it. Shirt Puddle Ottoman Double Check Cotton $9
For this little challenge I decided on a full length half circle skirt, I really liked the idea of using the ankara rayon fabric to its full potential showing off all those wonderful shapes and patterns. The photo above best shows the real colour of the fabric. I have inserted a side zip and a button closure on an interfaced waistband. I have roll hemmed the bottom on my serger.
Today was World Record Store Day so naturally I had to get amongst it. I grabbed my local guide which tells me where all the hidden record stores are around my neck of the woods and ventured out with my little family to hunt down some vinyl and give my newly handmade outfit a whirl.
I love to sift and Chapel St Bazaar here in Melbourne I can spend hours getting lost amongst all the clothes, shoes, records, books and knick knacks. Here I am hanging out with my headless friend who can’t choose between a boot or pump; speaking of shoes, I can only wear heels with this skirt because of the length, 44inches from my hip to the sole of my wedge, this was of course intentional it looks dramatic when the bottom of the skirt swirls around my feet.
Matching this ankara fabric was a serious nightmare a bit like getting your photo taken in a busy record store with people looking at you. I walked around Spotlight for over an hour trying to hunt down a match for this fabric talking and cursing to myself and getting caught doing so, I almost threw in the towel I was at a total loss just wandering aimlessly, I found this part terribly hard and somewhat frustrating and now appreciate even more how a designer can mix patterns and make them work effortlessly. As you can see I eventually settled on this double check baby blue and have grown to like the combination. What do you ladies think?
This shirt pattern is a generic pattern I re-traced years ago and have made button-ups from it for years. I have not one but three collars cut on the bias because one collar is just a tad too normal for me, I like a surprise element in a garment. The placket was also cut on the bias and I had my hubby install the snaps because I couldn’t handle the little buggers with these pink nails. A second after my hubby took this photo I pulled out Bow Wow Wow and Lene Lovich for $8. I tell ya! Best day EVER! So with my big win I’ll mix two titles for the naming of this one because I’m super chuffed with this outfit and my Record Store Day finds. The Raw Power of the Aphrodisiac. Sounds a bit naughty doesn’t it?