29.4.08

Skirting Issues, mk. II

Having spent the better part of the last two months in trousers (it was practically an informal dress code of some kind at work), I'm good and ready to break out the skirts again, not least because it's properly summer and having that much material sticking to my legs in this heat just seems stupid (vanity also enters the equation, at least in part- trousers/jeans of most kinds, aren't really flattering on me). And never mind if Anne Slowey did declare 'the dress' dead among a plethora of new trouser shapes, I still think 'the skirt' has a good deal of life in it yet, quite aside from the fact that it tends to be kinder to my legs. And I think the heat might be what finally gets me going on a DIY skirt that (hopefully, with a little luck) will resemble one of the three below- full, shortish skirts are brilliant for casual wearings, and these have been sitting in my pictures for so long I've even forgotten their exact urls- even if I'm getting rather too ambitious for my own good since most of my DIY jobs involve more cutting-off than actual sewing (am off to buy brocade tomorrow)..


pic#1 from The Sartorialist, pic#2 and #3 from Facehunter.

12 comments:

susie_bubble said...

Loving the richness and depth those skirts portray...

Perakath said...

I like girls in skirts. They can be hard to pull off, but they're very girly, you know? Not the billowing ankle-length fabindia ones though... which for some reason are usually blue...

Amy said...

Skirts...? What are... skirts??? I can't even remember what they look like, this winter/spring/winter has been so LONG goddammit!!

WendyB said...

All cute.

headmistress said...

my favourite shape and length of skirts... just enough girlishness to still kick ass with. I would love a brocade one of these....

enc said...

Flattering shapes, and all are cute!

riz said...

gushhhhhhhhhhh! Ok not you have pinned me down, as I have a TOTAL skirt fetish. I don't understand why or where it comes from, and I love all the brocaded pieces you selected...

the fashion assistant said...

love the jacquard style skirts!!

K

Meg said...

Brocade skirts are the shit. I'm not just saying this because I own 4, they just are really cool - they have such a lovely stiffness to them that they hide all signs of food sinning!

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Susie: I know, the last looks almost like she's wearing her own tapestry..
Perakath: I think it's because blue dye is easier to do.
Amy: At least you have nice weather to look forward to...I'm getting broiled here!
WendyB: They are, aren't they?
Headmistress: I'm kind of hoping my DIY isn't a total botch, I want these too!
ENC: I'm hoping the pattern won't be too complicated to cut..
Riz: Oh brilliant, I'm a skirt lover too! One doesn't need rationale for loves like these..
Meg: I think hiding signs of overstuffing will definitely be a good thing for me...and they are cool. I'm rather excited about this, though I'll probably take donkey's ages to finish it..

Rumi said...

Wow they've all taken the brocade and made it their own..nice.

dreamecho said...

great round up; i especially love the first and the last.

looking forward to the DIY action!

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