Friday, April 9, 2010
Yes, you're totally right, it is funny. Of course this skirt should have been posted on April Fool day!
I bought this feathery synthetic apparel fabric in January, thinking I could make a warm cropped jacket for the late winter. However, soon after it reached me I found the fabric that I purchased via internet seemed definitely not right for the colder weather. It didn't feel warm at all, despite its sultry looking. I gave up thinking a wintry jacket, and it has been sitting in my stash since then. I've never had a single day without thinking it, though (a bit of lie here).
The body of the fabric is see-through thin nylon organza, which you may not be able to check from the picture, and it has got three colors (pink, light gray, and ecru) of probably polyester threads all over for decoration. The threads are not covering the fabric densely at all, but they're rather poorly planted on the right side of the fabric, which gives it a light and feathery look.
And I have to say, I am utterly fond of this funky non-versatile hairy fabric, as you probably already sensed it. I like it because it's strange and also pretty at the same time. Maybe I think it's pretty because it's strange...I don't know... This is a bit unique, indeed.
BTW I'm always very grateful to you for being very patient and fantastically cooperative to read my queer writing in English. I'm especially devastated in putting prepositions and articles, because I barely sense the context in them. I suppose it's a cultural thing (background difference) involved, but it is very difficult to sense that I'm actually having the problem when I am writing in English.
I know I have something I'd love to tell most of the time. But I am also certain that's not enough. Need more language skills! For now, thankyou, thank-you and thank you very much for being very kind.
I, of course, have noticed this skirt is not a perfect office wear.
Actually it's a nowhere wear!
I just wanted to entertain you with my favorite fabric in my way.
Hope you like it in some way.
I think you'd agree with me if I said I was going to make a Charlie bag from BurdaStyle using this fabric. Then I could experiment with the leftover to make an unusual emu-y mini skirt. I think I'm going to sew a Charlie with the leftover later, the order is the other way round though!
Have a great weekend!
pattern: Laurent from anneecotton*.
(short skirt with 8 tucks at waist and slightest cocoon silhouette at hem)
waist band: silk shantung
lining: pink cupro