maanantai 1. syyskuuta 2014

Peasant Skirt - Variation

A few years back, I saw a girl at Amadeus (it's a rock bar in Tampere), and she was wearing the prettiest skirt ever. I asked her where she got it, and she told me she made it. 
A while later, we ended up in the same circle of friends, and as I saw the lovely skirt again, I decided I needed a similar one. 

7 meters of tulle, three meters of cotton, and a whole lot of ruching later, I got my skirt. 
What better place to model it than the forest. 

I admit, this was probably not my brightest idea... heels and tulle don't really go together with tree branches and moss. 

The skirt is a pretty basic peasant skirt, only I used a lot of fabric. I sewed the tulle and the cotton beneath it separately to be able to mix and match layers. A red petticoat under black tulle might look nice, and a braver person could also pair the see-through skirt with micro shorts or a mini skirt. 

The bustier is available as a paid pattern. It's one of my favourites because it's so comfortable to wear, very easy to maintain, and lovely to look at. 

Heathers grow wild in the forest near our house. I wanted a picture with my namesakes. Lying on the forest floor could have been more uncomfortable: I was lucky to find it dry! 

The tulle skirt isn't the most practical thing to wear, but it's a delightfully decadent garment. 

Living in the country is nice, but sometimes it, as you may see, makes me feel a bit out of place. With all the peace and quiet, it's easy to work, but it would be nice to have more opportunities to wear clothes like this. 

Until next time. 

6 kommenttia:

  1. Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous. You have a lots of patience to sew all that tulle.

    1. Thank you :)

      Working with tulle is actually a joy to me: I like the way it's unco-operative and hard and troublesome in all ways imaginable. Taming a pile of tulle is a labour of love, so to speak, not because the results are often staggeringly beautiful, but because of the scratcy process and all the time it takes. It's difficult for me to assosiate patience with projects like this, somehow. Doing things like this is an adventure, a way to lose myself within work. In an inspired state, one loses the concept of patience.

  2. Very beautiful, I wish I had your talent and patience to sew all that! Very stunning!

    1. Thank you :) Sewing does take a bit of practice, but in the end, it's not that hard to make a really big peasant skirt.


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