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!