August 10, 2011

Jailhouse Rock

Oh my golly am I ever in love with this satiny stripe fabric! But it was definetly the most finicky fabric I've ever worked with and snags easily. Guess that's why it was on the clearance rack : / The only thing I could think of while making this skirt was jailbird stripes and so took a little inspiration from Elvis's Jailhouse Rock video + Guess girl ads for the styling.

Yes, its super silly but try to enjoy my dance moves. ;) The skirt is made from Cynthia Rowley's Simplicity pattern 2512. Love the design of the skirt but it didn't quite work out for me. The waist is baggy and the seams are bulky. It may be the fabric or it may just be me. Will def try this one out again with a sturdier fabric.

Also love the tie in front but would prefer it to be long enough to make a bow. Or maybe even a built in bow, that's just there to look cute. This was my first time adding piping. Love it. Next time I'll buy two packs so I can add it to the side seams as well. It even has pockets but one was sewn towards the back. Oopsie.

The result is wearable, but only with a jacket. Not a success but not a total failure. Heh. I blame it on the fabric. Yep, it's all the fabric's fault.

Thanks for stopping!


Patrice said...

Great picx!

Michele H. said...

that looks wonderful! i've always wanted to learn to sew clothing. it's on my want to learn list:)

Ursula said...

I think you rocked it girl! Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that skirt is so cute! And I think the piping just sets the whole thing off. Love the pics too, very fun!

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

You are hilarious! I LOVE the poses.
The skirt looks great, shame it didn't turn out as well as could be, but definitely try it again.
Jealous of your tanned legs or are they always like that?! :P