September 10, 2009

My shirred skirt


"It looks very Vera Wang" said the sales lady at Anthro. Which means I missed the mark, because I was going for Anthro when I made the skirt and if a sales lady at Anthro tells you it looks Vera Wang then...Vera Wang it is =) I'm not very familiar with Vera Wang, but foxes, birds, and a shirred waistband aren't what I imagined Vera Wang to be. However, I do know this - she meant it as a complement and I'll be darned if I'm not flattered by any complement.

About the skirt...

Like I mentioned before, the waistband is shirred.

Pardon the sweater fuzz =)

I made the mistake of double lining it with Kona cotton black fabric and shirring the lining as well. The fabric is much too thick for what I was trying to do, but the thick fabric paired with thick tights will work great for the winter. I like winter skirts!

I think the pom poms are my favorite thing about this skirt. I like the fabric and all, but the pom poms are just pure happiness.

The fabric is Echino Leaf in black, which I'm not sure if the picture quite conveys the bright colors in the print. The hot pink and blue are borderline fluorescent. I am told by my nephews and niece that the 80's florescent colors are in.
I wonder if Vera Wang knows this?

Cheers,

Jamie

13 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

That is a gorgeous skirt. I love the poms poms. Very unique. And very Anthro.

NGLaLALa said...

Love your skirt! I love the colors of the fabric, too!

Megan V said...

Vera totally knows about the 80's neon trend, I'm sure of it. :)
It's everywhere in the design world right now and will be getting more extreme into spring/summer 2010! I promise.

GoyaDesigns said...

Well... I think, it's very Jamie Christina :]

Stephanie said...

Ummm, can I please have that whole outfit? Pretty please? I love every detail from the skirt to the cute ribbon belt. You have great style!

Ok, asking for the outfit is a bit of a stretch, but how about a tutorial for the skirt? :)

lucky knitter said...

LOVE the pom-poms! You have great attention to detail, and that (attention to detail) is so "Vera"! :)

jacqueline said...

Your skirt is gorgeous and i adore the pom poms. :) It's so nice to ve able to make something to wear! Vera Wang is one of my fav designer...she does such gorgeous pretty wedding dresses. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

Pretty Ditty said...

Thanks everyone!

Stephanie - I may write a tute if I can hammer out the kinks. Thanks for letting me know you would like one =)

Alison said...

Those pom-poms are totally lovely!

Dasha said...

Count me in for the pattern vote. The minute i saw the picture i started to scroll down frantically looking for the tutorial. Love your blog, i stumbled upon it through your etsy shop and have been hooked on it ever since. I've been wanting to order one of your dress patterns and never got around to it. I'm completely in love with the Honey Girl dress, i would really like to try to make it myself.

Lorene said...

Shoes! I love those shoes!

lsaspacey said...

She still may have thought it looked "very Anthro" but since she works there, she knew it wasn't. And she still wanted you to know it looked high-end. I love it.

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Probably Vera Wong don't know this great trick, your creations rules jamie you're so talented