Please excuse my funny facial expression in this photo. I think I'm suffering from early-morning-itis.
I think of this skirt as a sort of shabby bohemian look. It was made from Vogue 7880, although you probably wouldn't pick it from the pattern thanks to the mad improvisation going on. I used view B minus the weird hanging bits, the view I like the best as it has such a random jaggedy hemline. The upper section is out of soft grey and fawn cotton, printed to look like patchwork. All of the skirt pieces were shortened by about 8cm and joined as per the pattern. Then I sewed together random strips and panels of a mixture of lace and broderie anglaise cheesecloth to the lining to make a "shabby chic" frothy petticoat underneath.
I originally bought about 2m of this embroidered cheesecloth on a whim and made this top, then used the leftovers to make today's skirt and this dress! So it was a worthy investment of, oh, about $30 for two and a half garments (this skirt being the half)!
Its a grey and overcast day today, so I am matching the weather in my attire, how Wuthering Heights is that?! See, I can be quite literary in my shallowness, when I choose to be.
After my usual "walkies" this morning (not wearing these shoes!) I'm just working in the office today, in between taxi-ing my daughter to and from exams, and later I will visit a friend who has hurt her back.
Camisole; Country Road
Sandals; Vicenza, bought from Soletta shoes
Necklace; bought from Live!