In my book, I call for every woman to have a basic, dark skirt. Annnnddd… mine was the dark-green wool skirt that’s been in my closet for 7 or so years now. -cough-cough-
Since I’m going back to work soon, in whatever capacity God has for me, I needed a good interview skirt. I had this navy silk tussah in my stash – I was thinking it would make a good blouse (a serious lapse in judgement). Bright navy is my “black”. So, this is about the most basic skirt I could possibly own. It’s like having a security blanket. “I know I’m well-dressed, I have on my skirt..”
Because of my lack of hip, I like volume in my skirts. But volume isn’t really a “thing” in corporate wear. The only voluminous hem you can really get away with is a pleated skirt, so that’s what I made. Same pattern as my last pleated skirt, a little bit shorter, a size smaller – the other one is big enough to annoy me, I’m going to have to take it in.
And here’s an up-close of the fabric. This sew was much nicer – I had almost no unraveling. This is a finer matka/tussah weave, flatter and much more well-behaved. (You can’t see properly in these photos, but it shines like a butterfly’s wing – just like all silk).
I’ve done enough sewing this summer that I have a really solid skirt wardrobe at this point. At least, pre-job I have a solid skirt wardrobe, lol. Now it’s time to sew some blouses!