I have been away from my sewing machine for weeks and I really miss it. So today I decided to go back to making clothes. I have to confess that I almost gave up after being uninspired. Thankfully I always keep pictures of all the things I plan on making always handy ( Thank you Pinterest). I went back to it and found several pictures of skirts in Leopard print. I was torn between circle skirt and maxi pencil skirt. I dug my left over fabric from my "studio" and found out that it was long enough for a maxi pencil skirt which would be easier to style than a short circle skirt. But at the last moment I went for a draped pencil long skirt for I am getting a tad obsessed with them (read more about it here.) I knew that my material was not as perfect as Jersey for draping but I wanted to just try.
The left over material must have been around 2 meters. I wrapped it around my waist to see how I would drape it. I struggled with the draping a bit because I was not sure of what I wanted. If I tried a " tulip" wrap, the pleats were pouffy and made my hips wider. Plus the hem was going to be shorter. Finally I tried draping it like Indian women drape their Sarees. I started pleating the left over fabric in the middle, pinned everything and saw over it to put it in place.
Once done, I had to make a waistband for the skirt to mask all the ugly stitches (lol). Believe it or not, I cut a waistband from an old maternity pants and sew it on top. Voilà !
Turban- Fidak fair in Dakar,
Glittered cardigan - thrifted
Tank top - Dmart
Skirt - I made it
Shoes - Busy Bee in Koregaon Park
The nude wedges from Busy Bee
Bejeweled red turban
What do you think of the result? I kind of like it. It makes me feel kind of sexy. In fact it makes me feel too sexy and self conscious. On top of that I am not even sure how to style it. Sure I tried here but I think I will need much more courage to wear it outside of the house.