Tuesday, April 22

Too kitsch?

I thought that today I'd share a skirt I whipped up recently, and which I have very mixed feelings about. The fabric was in fact a curtain in a previous life, one which I spotted in a charity shop and couldn't make my mind up over. On the one hand I really liked the colours, but on the other hand... well, I'm a bit wary of moving into kitschy territory. I ummed and aahed for a few weeks, then wandered in one day to find that it had been marked down to half price. A sign?

Anyway, I picked up these curtains and brought them home, then abandoned them on my fabric pile for the next you-don't-want-to-know-how-many weeks, until one day the grey clouds parted momentarily, and sun-craziness* struck me. I needed a bright, colourful outfit, and I needed one now! My plans for an A-line skirt with a zipper were thrust unceremoniously out of the window, and about half an hour later I was the proud owner of a twirly elastic-waisted circle skirt.

In retrospect, I'm quite glad that I did a circle skirt and not an A-line skirt, an A-line skirt would probably have made the kiddy-print too obvious, and I wouldn't have worn it. As it is in the circle skirt some of the print is upside down or sideways, and the fullness breaks it up a little. I'm still not sure that it will come out when I'm in anything but the summer-craziest of moods, but wearing it is like Prozac, so I might break it out when I've got the mean reds too.

I held onto the other curtain, and I figured I might make another one to ebay in the summer, when I'm less time-constrained. I can't think of anything else to do with one lone curtain!


*Sun craziness - The desire to wear, eat, drink and listen to mad things, because OHMIGOD it's England and there's SUN!

1 comment:

missie.eng said...

OMG that is SO cute.

Ooh, but I hate sewing elastic.