Shirt: Gap Shoes: Madewell
She literally posted this the DAY I was starting on the skirt so that made my life about 10x easier. I like to think that it’s because we’re on the same wavelength but well, it’s Melissa Esplin, so let’s not get carried away here. Haha, I was really thankful for the tutorial, though. (Thanks Melissa!) It was super simple to follow and I didn’t change anything except that I made my pleats a little closer together. (3″ instead of 4″ to be exact.)
The beautiful damask brocade is from Mood Fabrics. This is actually technically the wrong side of it, but the right side was more gold colored and I’m all goldened–out for the time being. (Pretty sure that’s not a word but I’m going with it. 🙂 Luckily the wrong side is just as beautiful as the right so that will be my own little secret, I guess! You can slightly tell when you compare the texture for both sides but I don’t think anyone’s going to be doing that anytime soon, so I think I’m good.
The closer is an invisible side zipper. I love this part about the skirt, I always get so happy when I use an invisible zipper and it actually works out. Ha, I don’t have an invisible zipper foot so I always prepare for the worst, I guess, and plus my mom doesn’t even know how to use them! Mind blown. I thought she knew how to do everything! Anyway, everything she doesn’t know how to do automatically brings the intimidating/difficulty factor up for me by about 100 points, so that explains that.
I did a wide 1″ hem and was pleasantly surprised that the thick brocade held up to that without any puckering or anything. Yes I know I probably should have blind stitched it but there was a date that was looming and I wanted to wear this so the quickest/easiest way it was. (Luckily the date and the skirt both worked out perfectly so I’m happy. 🙂
I have a feeling I am going to be wearing this skirt all the time this summer. (Yay!)