Sunday, 28 September 2014

Navy Half-Circle Skirt

Hi all! Yup, I'm still working through my Australia outfit photos! Nearly done, promise. Today I have a half circle skirt to show you, along with the beautiful background beaches of Rottnest Island which we visited whilst staying in Perth.
This one of my basic necessities that goes with pretty much everything so was great for the holiday capsule wardrobe. I made it in a ponte so it's really comfy and no fastenings are needed. I do like to wear a petticoat underneath it to give it a bit of oomph.
I traced around my black half circle skirt for the basic shape and added a rectangular waistband. A really quick and easy make. I really need to get hold of some knit interfacing, which would make the waistband just that little bit more stable. The skirt is hem-less because I didn't want it to become all fluted and distorted so I think I'll invest in some hem tape next time around. It's fine as is though.
I do feel that the outfit is a bit too basic and plain, which could have been brightened up with jewelry? But I feel that the jewelry I own is a bit much for meandering down the beach. Something to think about, anyway.
Rottnest Island was beautiful to walk around, even more so because it was practically empty and we had the beaches to ourselves. It was pure bliss, probably the best day of the holiday, excepting Sydney fabric shopping day!

Thanks so much for reading and to Ed for taking photos!
Lauren xx

8 comments:

  1. Very cute skirt! I love how you styled it (sneakers!). =)

    Beautiful photo location too! I especially like the second photo - the composition is perfect.

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    1. Thank you! I lived in those sneakers when we were on holiday. I bet I'll never be able to do that pose again!

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  2. What a pretty skirt, I love this ♥ Very nice pictures, also!

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    1. Thank you, I wish I could pop down here for photos every week!

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  3. You look wonderful in your outfit, not plain at all. On holidays I strip everything back. No jewellery, few accessories as possible and just clothes that let me explore all day. I find it less distracting as I always try to cram so much into every day of holidays.
    Beautiful photos, you shall have to do more trips so you can show off your makes in exotic places all the time!

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    1. Thank you! I was comfortable, and that's the main thing. Maybe I should figure out how to use my brothers green screen ;)

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  4. Very nice work. Love the skirt. It looks so comfy and stylish :)

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    1. Thank you, it really is like wearing secret pj's!

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