Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tis only fitting, more green with Vogue 1170 skirt

Unable to shake the childhood tradition of wearing something green on St. Patrick's day (and why would I?) I have an opportunity to wear this new skirt today.  The pattern is Vogue 1170 which I recently ordered when I saw it was being discontinued on the Vogue website. Why I never got it before I am not sure, perhaps because it is just like Vogue 1247, a skirt and top by designer Rachel Comey, where I think the skirt is great and top is not my style.
The fabric is green corduroy which I had in my stash. This is more of a test version than anything else. I just wanted to see how I liked the skirt and check the length. Now that it is finished I think in some kind of swingy fabric it would be very nice and less A-line. I am getting a bit of a junior high school cheerleader recollection when I look at it, probably because the color is spot on for that my old uniform.

green cord skirt on me 2

And the back view, the way it creates a ripple in the back is so simple but clever. I need to tweak the fit a bit, plus this fabric must be very old and had some creases that would not press out.  

green cord skirt back on me

Vogue 1170 skirt and top

Here is the pattern envelope, note I am not tall and I added 4 inches when I cut it out, then hemmed one inch. So it is certainly short but easy to lengthen. If I had not added the length then I would have had a nice colorful tennis skirt!  As for this pattern, not quite true love but perhaps a serious like.

Carolyn of Handmade by Carolyn made this skirt up in a pleather fabric and it looks great, I think also in suede it would work well. I have an itch to make something in suede one of these days, I went through a phase a while ago where I made quite a few things but they are all gone from my wardrobe now except a couple of suede tops relegated to the back of the closet.  Perhaps time to refashion...
For a laugh, one of those in the mirror shots. Now I can see this attempt I will not be trying that again. At least the floor is clean.
Green cord skirt mirror image

Happy St. Patrick's day to all,
Beth

The daffodils are almost finished and the tulips are next. . Spring starts Wednesday, hurrah!

daffodils



16 comments:

  1. Such a cute skirt! You wear it well. Happy St. Patty's Day to you.

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  2. Absolutely love it! Must find that pattern before it's gone. Thanks for the great pictures. Actually I CAN see it as a tennis skirt...

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  3. What a perfect St. Patrick's Day skirt! Very cute :)

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  4. Cute styling. And the colours are great too. I'm beginning to really like Rachel's styles more and more.

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  5. I really like this! It is the perfect skirt for St. Paddy's Day!

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  6. I love your entire outfit! Great colors! You look like you have a fun, elegant style.

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  7. Hehe, yes, we should definitely have got together and hung out for the day in our new green corduroy skirts... then you would *really* feel like you were back at school in a uniform!
    Needless to say I love your new skirt! It is a terrific style, and I love that interesting, out of the ordinary seaming at the front.

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  8. Lovely fit on the skirt! Boy it was designed to be short. It's on the short side, and you added 4 inches!

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  9. Beth, I've also got this pattern, so it's great to see it looking so good on a real person. You've changed my view of it now, I'd been more intrigued by the top, but I'm looking at the skirt with new eyes now too

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  10. Just like you I ordered the pattern when I saw it was being discontinued, only because of the skirt. I think the fit is great and the back of the skirt drapes even better when it is a bit longer. I am really glad I did order the pattern ;)

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  11. What an interesting skirt - looks great!!

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  12. I have this skirt pattern and was thrilled to see that it looks so nice when lengthened to a more modest length. You look great in green!

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  13. Such a great skirt! You look so pretty in it. It's a nice way to show off your pretty legs (wink)!

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  14. I love the way you've styled the green with the blue, especially those shoes! Perfect outfit for St. Patrick's Day (or any day).

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  15. That is such a cute skirt! I love the detail in the back.

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