I made this skirt eons ago, but have just now managed to get some good pictures of it! This fabric is an Ikat pillowcase that a co-worker gave me, which she got off eBay from Turkey. Throw pillows are not treated very well in our house (emphasis on the throw part), so I thought it might be more gently loved if I actually wore it.
These photos are by the incredible Mallary of Sharp Shooter Pics. Check out more of her stunning photos! There’s another one of me hidden in there somewhere: can you find it? I like to practice my America’s Next Top Model poses around Mallary, and she is sweet to indulge me.
This is a simple panel skirt, but I tried to do a “paper bag” waist with elastic and lots of gathers. I like how it turned out–the only thing I wish I could change is the length. For the skirt to be wearable I need to put the elastic around my hips, but I think the paper bag look is best around the waist. Unfortunately, that makes it just too short! I have a hard time with super short skirts. Makes me feel even taller than I already am, something like a telephone pole… oh, those pesky body issues.
I love the single turquoise dot in the pattern, though it does fall at an admittedly awkard place. I choose to ignore that.
Now I just need a night on the town to get this skirt some action!