The “Kitty, Daisy, Lewis, and Gina” Skirt
There are so many directions one can go with this challenge. When I bought this leopard print fabric I was going to make a dress with a little cutout at the shoulder a la Debbie Harry. I didn’t go that direction because I couldn’t imagine wearing the dress much and I really wanted to make something that I could wear comfortably to work without feeling like I was about to go clubbing.
I really wanted to use the colors from The Strokes’ album “Angles” but didn’t have any luck finding a good black and white pattern or the right blues, purples, and yellows. I had the best outfit floating around in my head though so it’s too bad.
I know you’re thinking I went with Amy Winehouse. Close but not quite. I chose Kitty, Daisy and Lewis a cool little family trio from England. Their music and style remind me of home back in Texas. Kitty and Daisy look a lot like the girls I grew up with.
They’re the cool kids and what I like about them is that they’re very rough around the edges. I have styled myself as their Korean/Mexican older sister. What do you think?
As you can see I decided to make a skirt. I still don’t have a basic skirt pattern so I decided to use the skirt pieces from the Vogue dress pattern. I added a waistband and lined it in a very pretty pastel blue. Why blue?
The color in the middle of the spots is actually a pretty soft blue. Do you recognize the top? It was originally the dress I made for the Diamond Jubilee Challenge. I didn’t like it much as a dress so I chopped off the bottom and voila! It’s a blouse I now wear quite often. Underneath the top I’m wearing the bathing suit top I made for the Down Under Challenge. You can see it a bit better in the first photo. The outfit is not only 100% hand made it’s also 100% Sew Weekly. Pretty cool right?
We decided to head over to our local Steak ‘n’ Shake to take the photos. I was hoping to find a jukebox there. There was no jukebox. You should be proud of me though-I sucked it up and posed for pictures there in front of the customers and wait staff. The manager couldn’t help himself and had to get in in the fun.
OK-ladies (and gentlemen?). I’m off to bed to dream of my next Sew Weekly creation. See you next week!
Pattern: Vogue 8633
Fabric: 1 1/2 yds (remember-I was going to make a dress) leopard print in a nice medium weight cotton $6 and 1 yd baby blue poly for the lining $2
Notions: One incredibly long zipper shortened for a skirt $1.50
Total Price: about $10
First Worn: For these pictures and then again today to church (believe it or not)
Wear again: It’s too cool not to