Pinstripe sari secret skirt

This post will be word-lite just delivering on the promise I made last time to show some pictures of the ALIFO (At Last It’s Finally Over). This is a work skirt & you’ll have to scroll down to see some pictures of it put through its paces (Hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them!)  First of all I had fun with some camera affects (Hipstamatic newbie, sorry!!)

So here we have the saucy split,

The embroidery topstitching was a triple stitch & all I could muster on the floral finishes was the 3 stitch combo at the top of the split.

Odd buttons – the lowest one is actually see-through with a metallic edge & the top one is diamante.  Looking at that I really want to try invisible zips ….

So the sari lining is turquoise, unmatched checks, with a black lace hem.  My pattern was drafted using brown paper – not the best for matching grain lines.  A learning point.

Here’s a better idea of it.  I lined the waistband too so that I could make a deeper one (remember I had no extra fabric as this was a dismemberment of an existing skirt).  The waistband has turned into a high waister!  And I feel it needs a belt.

So what does it look like on a walking talking living badger?

With all that effort it looks as if I have an interview!

Slight off centre view

Looks lovely with my Sencha, & is going to be very versatile – I can see lots of tops & blouses that it will work with.

Pretty comfy too, despite it being close fitting

(excuse any lumps & bumps that show through the course of this – it’s just me!).  Will it be up to the stresses & strains of an office worker?

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend – BEAUTIFUL weather here!

0 thoughts on “Pinstripe sari secret skirt

  1. Sigrid

    Lovely refashion. I think just the little touch of embroidery is great. And you have inspired me to spice up my modeling–very fun and it’s nice to see clothes in action !

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  2. Debbie

    Great action pics. Now I know what you really do in your spare time :) I like the mismatched buttons and embroidery details. A lovely grown up skirt.

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