This skirt was originally a dress. I posted about my dissatisfaction with it here, and Terri brilliantly commented that she thought this dress wanted to be a skirt. Well, that revelation was like a bucket of cold water over my head. Oh, I mean that in a good way, actually in this weather, a bucket of cold water over the head could be a very welcome thing. I mean it was like I woke up and looked at the dress with new eyes and saw that yes, it did indeed want to be a skirt. Thank you , Terri!
Was able to fashion some facing out of the old bodice, luckily. I cut off the top of the invisible zip and held the top ends of the same over a candle flame to melt the top couple of plastic spiky zip bits into a biggish round blob, so the zip pull won't come flying off the top when I pull the zip up. Yikes, has anyone else ever ever done this?? I have, once, years ago by accident, and learnt my lesson, never ever take that risk again. Re-attaching the zip pull back onto an invisible zip is NOT FUN!
Aaaand bob's your uncle. New (very) high-waisted skirt. I think I like this style, especially worn with my husband's white linen shirt tucked in, and all oversized at the top, setting off the slimline-ness of the skirt. It is Craig's shirt, but I am allowed to wear it this month, since I made it. But poor Craig. Perhaps I should make myself my own oversized crisp white linen shirt, so I don't need to go hijacking his all the time...
Shirt; Burda 7767 with minor modifications, white linen, details here
Skirt; Burda 8071, the skirt part only, faced at the top; embroidered silk