Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Silk Skirt and Burda Top

Another wedding, another outfit :) After I accidentally shrunk my red silk dress (and possibly gained some Christmas pudding), I had to make a new outfit. What a shame! lol

I wanted simple, yet dressed up, but also with the potential to dress down slightly. I think I achieved that.

The skirt is Ottobre 5/2007 #18. Fabric is Dupion Silk from Spotlight that was on sale for $8/m - thankfully, as it is normally $30/m.
I lined the skirt with cotton voile as the wedding was in the middle of summer. This made it beautiful to wear.

The top is Burda 11/2008 #113 in a poly/chiffon fabric, also on sale for $8/m. What a bear to work with!! OMG! It slipped and frayed and was a real pain in the behind. Until I mixed up some starch and painted all my seam allowances to make them stiff enough to work with. Worked like a charm.

As the chiffon was very see through, I made a camisole from the cotton voile. I had picked up a copy of the Kwiksew Lingerie book at the markets late last year, for a grand sum of about 50c.

To finish the outfit I wanted a thin black belt and a silver bag. The op-shop came to the rescue for me, with both :)
A friend gifted me the gorgeous necklace.



Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Wow great job! I love the background on your blog but I find it pretty hard to read the text now...but then I am getting old ;-)

Marie said...

You look fantastic in your new outfit Liz. Shame about your red dress.

Tas said...

Aw, I am sorry about your red dress. However, you should be so proud of this outfit. I don't go near chiffon but will take your hint on board!

Frances said...

Nice work (as if it would be anything else), Liz, but so sorry you shrank your red dress. Maybe you;ll have to make another in emerald green, or something. I think that dress pattern was designed with you in mind.