The “Day at the Museum” Outfit
I knew that I would be attending The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the De Young Museum this week (fabulous, by the way, and DEFINITELY worth a trip if you are in the area!) so I decided to make myself a new outfit. After all, I could not show up wearing any old thing to a fashion design exhibit!
My first thought was to go with something striped as an homage to Gaultier. However, none of the striped fabric in my stash was calling out to me.
So instead, I decided to push my boundaries for this week’s On Trend theme.
I love the look of different textures and patterns paired together, but when it comes right down to it, I can be rather intimidated.
I know that it not a huge risk, but the loud printed blouse paired with a highly textured silk skirt is a step in the right direction for me. We all have to start somewhere, right?!
• The Facts
⁃ Fabric: Blouse – cotton remnant; Skirt – textured silk & cotton for underlining
⁃ Year: Blouse – 1960s retro reprint; Skirt: 1950s
⁃ Notions: zippers, button from stash, hook & eye, plastic boning (for skirt waistband)
⁃ Time to complete: I finished the blouse in one weekend; the skirt and all of the hand-stitching required for the underlining took a bit more time, but I managed to finish it just in time for my museum outing
⁃ First worn: June 28, 2012
⁃ Wear again? Yes!
⁃ Total price: ~ $30.00