Monday, September 30, 2013

Better late than never: Rayon Gathered Skirt.

Okay, here is one of those projects I finished a while back but didn't blog. A lovely gathered skirt in soft, flowing rayon challis. It was a very simple affair - just two rectangles gathered onto a waistband with a side zipper. I used Megan Nielsen's "Kelly Skirt" to help me cut the pocket pieces - otherwise, I made it up!

My first version of the skirt was "midi" length which is what all the hip people are wearing these days.

Soft rayon gathered skirt


Soft rayon gathered skirt

The rayon challis is cool and soft, and this skirt was a pleasure to wear. But when I uploaded the photos, I decided that "midi" looks more "middle-aged" on me than "young and hip." Especially since I am unwilling to wear five inch heels on a regular basis. There is nothing wrong with a more conservative look, but I am still pretending I'm not yet middle-aged (shush, you). Knee-length just feels more flattering and comfortable for me.

When it comes to skirt length, I know what I like, and I generally stick to it. (Some things don't change.)

So I chopped a half-foot off of this skirt. Not a huge difference, really, but it got me to my "comfort zone." I'm much more likely to wear this on a regular basis now. (Sorry about the glare in these photos - you can tell these were taken at a different time of day, huh?)

Rayon gathered skirt


Rayon gathered skirt

Do you have a favorite hem length? Or do you roll with the trends?.

5 comments:

  1. I don't roll with trends because I never know what the trends are! (I'm avant-garde that way.)Your skirt is lovely at both lengths, but the shorter length does suit you better (and, am I mistaken, or does it even hang a bit better at that length?). You look so nice -- I really like your bangs!

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  2. Hmmm, yeah, I think I probably would be unhappy with a midi length too...thank length does seem a bit "middle aged"... love it as a knee length skirt! :)

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  3. oh i totally agree with you on the skirt length - and i loved the post you linked to from a couple of years ago - it made me laugh! and your bangs/fringe is back!

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  4. Ooo had I seen the shorter version? I like it much more. Totally different skirt. (I also like the shirt)

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  5. I like it shorter:) I don't mind longer skirts, but I agree with the makes you (in general) look older thought. Though I am not a fan of too short either, I think you hit it just right.

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