Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Ruffle Wrap Skirt

Hello all! Today I have a new skirt to share with you. It's not the quietest of skirts. In fact I'd go as far as to say that it makes quite a statement. I haven't quite decided whether I like the statement it makes or not, so please leave thoughts and opinions in the comments!
First lets talk about the fabric. This is a cotton that I crinkle dyed with flour not one but two whole summers ago. It was originally intended for a coat, but then I came to my senses and realised that there was in fact nothing less suitable to make a coat out of and so it was shelved until another million dollar idea hit. The million dollar idea didn't hit until a few months ago when I read this blog post. I loved the drama of the skirt and decided that I needed my own. A quick peruse of the stash led me to this beauty and I got cutting.
 I used a vintage wrap skirt pattern that I unfortunately can't name because I left it in London (I'm finally home for the summer, yay full fridge!) I cut the skirt with a high low hem and then added a massive gathered rectangle for the ruffle. A pro tip is to hem the gigantic rectangle before you attach it to the skirt. It turns out that the hem had quite a big circumference so the gigantic rectangle wasn't quite as gathered as I would have liked, but you've got to work with what you have.
 The skirt is simply wrapped around the body and tied at the side. I learnt on the walk to uni that there is a reason why there is a button to secure the wrap on the other side, because if it is not secured it will fall down and you will almost flash the world just when walking past the local primary school. I haven't finished the ruffle seam edge yet because I can't quite decide what I think of it. Is it beach appropriate only or can I somehow incorporate it into my summer wardrobe?
Anyway, thanks for reading as always. I hope that you are all having lovely summers/winters wherever you are. Thanks to Paul for the photos and MK for directing. We got some cracking poses in there.
Lauren xx

6 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I think you could totally wear it in public during the summer! (as long as it doesn't fall down!) It's definitely modest enough in the front, and you'd make quite an entrance, this skirt and a big floppy hat!

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  2. I LOVE the statement! So gorgeous and definitely summer wardrobe worthy

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  3. I agree completely with Fiona, Ajaz and Regan - it's gorgeous on you! It makes a carefree, warm summer statement especially with the top you've partnered it with - I would definitely keep it :)

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  4. It's a perfect amount of statement, and looks absolutely lovely! Perfect for summer.

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  5. Love it, and definitely not just for the beach!

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  6. I loved that design of Skirt. gorgeous. Please do post more about Skirt alterations

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