And here I am, out standing in the field.
Ha! whenever I hear about someone, some highly accomplished person gaining recognition for being outstanding in the field of whatever, I cannot help it but that old joke just pops into my head; you know the one...
How did the cow win a Nobel prize? Because it was out standing in its field.
And I will have a little inner laugh. With cavalier lack of regard for the importance or gravity of the accomplishment. I know, it's not even that funny. Clearly, I am very easily amused.
So, yes, I am wearing a new skirt, while I'm out standing in my field, here.
The fabric is a ivory/black fake fur from Spotlight, plush but with a low pile and not very thick. I used black silk dupion for the waistband, as the plush was too thick to make a nice clean flat waistband, and I lined my skirt with ivory polyacetate lining fabric.
I used Vogue 1247 with the pieces spliced together so as to make a plain little skirt with no pockets. I know, Vogue 1247 again! sorry to be boring! it's just that the silhouette of Vogue 1247 suits my current winter wardrobe right down to the ground so it's very much the golden child of my pattern family. It may or may not fall out of my favour at some point but y'know, when you're enamoured of a pattern and it seems perfect for every occasion so you keep reaching for it over and over and over again. To the exclusion of all the other, perfectly good, skirt patterns.
Probably all my other patterns hate it, and when the cupboard door is shut and the light goes out and I leave the room, they studiously ignore it and exclude it from their whispered conversations with a disdainful curl to their lips.
She's so full of herself.
Oh, like totally.
(I'm telling you, it's like high school in there...)
Hey guys! I just got made up; again! In cow fabric!!
Did she just say what I thought she did?
Mmmm. Just pretend you didn't hear...
And she lined me! I'm not even supposed to be lined!
Oh please. Like half of us don't have lining already. You don't hear us bragging.
I know right? Just keep walking.
Vogue 1247 sadly walks away, to eat her lunch. Alone.
Trying to bravely rise above it.
Their turn will come. Oh, their turn will come.
Hmmm, goodness knows how that happened, but somehow I seem to have segued right into the screenplay for a new high school soapie, starring a cast of dressmaking patterns.
Stay tuned for the next exciting episode! Will Vogue 1247 be forgiven her teacher's pet status? Or will a new pattern topple her from her pedestal? Will there be hair-pulling? Or will someone steal someone else's boyfriend?!
Hehe, thought about deleting all that nonsense, but nah; left it.
Adios! or should I say; MOOOOOO!
Skirt; Vogue 1247 modified and lined; plush faux fur, my review of this pattern here
Top; the twist top from Pattern Magic, ivory stretch, details here
Tights; black poly stretch, from my own custom-fit pattern, details here
Boots; Roberto del Carlo, from Zomp shoes