that gathered skirts really aren't my thing? Been working on the 50s dress this morning and thought I'd better try it on before putting the zip in and doing the finishing touches and realise that I think I look like a 1985 reject bridesmaid. Hence the very miffed look I'm sporting in these shots.
Me in the monstrosity
I've decided that I quite like the top but sat here looking at the picture I'm not sure as to whether I look a bit naked as just realised the base colour of the fabric is very much like my skin tone! Whoops! Anyway I'm thinking of making the skirt part into a pencil skirt to hopefully rectify the situation. Here's a shot of me pulling the skirt behind me to give you an idea of what it might look like as long as you can imagine it without the gathers and a more pleasant look on my face!
a more slim lined skirt
With any luck I'll have enough fabric left over from doing this and from the remnants I already have to make a top from it too. Goodness I'm so grumpy when things don't go quite to plan. I'll cheer up later I promise for my Me Made June post!