What originally began as a simple A-Line skirt in my mind, turned into layers of gathers and tulle by the time I even started cutting!
Here’s the story:
To begin with, I actually made this skirt quite a while ago and it was my first attempt at gathers…I’ve since become pretty efficient at it!
There wasn’t supposed to be a lining on the inside, but once I finished it, I felt like the skirt looked a little flat and limp, so I took the whole thing apart and added some to it.
But it still looked lifeless! Hmm…what to do…Then I remembered that I had some tulle lying around, so I decided to add two gathered layers of tulle to the bottom of the lining. So much work!
At first, I didn’t quite like the skirt – maybe that’s because of how much effort went into it that I was just tired of looking at it (ha!) so I left it aside for a few days. When I went back to it, suddenly it looked way better than I before! #phew
- Shell: Linen – Fabricland
- Lining – mom’s collection
- Tulle – Fabricland
- Pattern – self drafted
Shoes: Zara | Varsity Jacket: F21 | Earrings: Aldo | Hat: Dunedin/Toronto Blue Jays
Photos by Dani Schmidek
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Great skirt! And this Bay Area Oakland A’s fan is rooting for the Blue Jays to go all the way!
Thanks Allison! Jays fever going on here in TO. Thanks for the love!
Hi! I just found your great blog today. I love your outfits! I’ve just had a lot of fun loinokg them over. I live in a much more casual place than SF, but relate to being in a work environment where no one cares about fashion (environmental non profit). I started a blog to help my poor little self feel not so all alone. I’m going to get inspiration from your creativity and talent for mixing pieces from anywhere. Thanks!
oh thank you for the kind words! im so glad you can relate to this all the way from SF! that’s pretty cool 🙂
i have seen some tulle colorful Dolce and gabnbaa skirts! i was thinking the exact same thing, i have to combine it with knits! i was completely blown away by the cotton candy skirts and they are high on my list! but i have no idea where i could find those skirts! so you are completely right about this trend and i am a huge fan
oh good! im so glad you like and are inspired!