As in the quintessential skirt – or a typical example of skirts currently hanging in my wardrobe.
This is Vogue 1247 which I have made before here, here and here.
This version was made from a piece of rayon/cotton blend left over from a yet to be blogged jacket. I didn’t have quite enough fabric, hence the black band, but I actually like the contrast quite a lot, it breaks up the blue.
I did the usual floating waistband which suits my non-waist much better but for some reason it’s a bit big so I have to keep pulling it up, so I will increase the seam allowance a tad. Once I put the belt on it was ok.
I had been at work all day so was looking a bit dishevelled when these photos were taken.
Here is a close up view of the skirt – unfortunately you also get a close up view of me!
Pattern is Vogue 1247
Fabric is a piece of rayon/cotton blend bought at Tessuti in Sydney
Belt is self-made from a piece of black elastic and an Art Deco silver buckle
Necklace is ceramic and leather bought in Wellington, NZ
Shoes are XSA from Dimario in Subiaco
8 thoughts on “Q is for quintessential”
Sue, I particulalry like this version of the skirt. the contrasting black band is super chic against the cobalt blue and I love the colour blocking effect with the black top. This is one of my favourite outfits from your collection. So elegant and so stylish.
aw, thanks Rachel. It is comfy to wear too!
The contrasting black hem works well Sue. Smart skirt!
Thanks Roma. I think running out of fabric was a bit of a blessing!