Last night we went to an April Fool's party, dress code: well of course, something to do with "fool"!
So I remembered this skirt that I made about three years ago... guess what I went dressed as? Oh, yeah, the answer is up there in the title, hehe.
Ironically I originally made the skirt for another dress-up party at the same friends' house; the theme that time being "glitterati" I'm so glad I kept it!
It hasn't been seen here on the blog before. Obviously I don't wear it much, hehe. Not much call for this sort of thing in my everyday life.
Funny story, the last time I wore it, for the glitterati party, I had to nip out halfway to pick up our daughter from a school event, and it just happened to also be the day of the annual Perth Christmas Pageant, streets lined with people all watching the pageant, hundreds of people, nay thousands of people, or that's what it felt like. Naturally Murphy's law had it that our daughter had to be picked up from the very middle of town, requiring me to park a little further away than I would have ideally liked, and walk the rest of the way to where she was waiting... you get the picture. There's me, looking at best like an act, a performer straight from the pageant; at worst a streetwalker who has lost her way and wandered in amongst decent law-abiding families sitting with their small children... embarrassed! I felt like I was running the gauntlet and yes, I got some very funny looks, and a few wolf whistles, the last not something that happens to me very often any more I can assure you...
The skirt is made using my old favourite, Vogue 7303, out of that cheap stuff that has thin plastic shiny foil circles glued all over it. Surprisingly easy to sew; those foil thingies are just like thin cellophane and the needle punches through very easily. I inserted an invisible zip in the left side seam, and hand-sewed the coffee coloured lining all around the inside edges. The skirt has a big slit up the right hand side, going up to just above knee level, partly so I can actually walk in it, partly just to add another element of something fun and party-ish otherwise it is a pretty ordinary shape.
I wore it with my gold chain belt, worn as a necklace here.
(btw, this is not photoshopped or anything. The golden glow in my photo is courtesy of the light of the setting sun)
Skirt; based on the basic shape of Vogue 7303, synthetic gold glittery stuff
Camisole; Country Road
Sandals; Sachi, some little shop in Melbourne
Necklace; my own design, tutorial here
Bag; Glomesh, found secondhand
Nail varnish; undercoat of One Voice OPI, top coat of Golden Peach, Nailfinity