I got this striped fabric from Minerva but when I requested it I didn;t realize that the stripes were diagonal. I had originally planned to make a bloouse out of it but the stripe direction wouldn’t have worked with my plan. It sat on the shelf and marinated in my stash for months while I considered what to do with it.
One morning I had a little picture come into my head of a skirt with stripes facing different ways. Now, I only got two yards and so I couldn’t do exactly what I envisioned but I think the result is pretty fun. And, of course, there are pockets.
The stripes don;t look like they change direction that much in this photo but look at the next one and you’ll be convinced.
on some panels the stripes are at about 45 degrees and the neighboring panels are at about 30 degrees. It;s not a huge difference in angle but it does definitley play with your vision a little.
The thing I love about a skirt is that you can dress it up or down. But in this post I wanted to focus on 5 more casual looks. a black knit top and a cardigan make a super easy outfit and you always look pulled together.
In this photo you can see that same top. Also you can see the hem which is enclosed with green binding just for another little added touch that only you will see…unless you love to twirl.
I found this vintage sweater on Ebay a couple of years ago and sewed one of Maggie’s letters from high school on it. Originally I did it all for Maggie but that girl didn’t pack it for college and so now I wear it and the green is perfect with the green in this skirt.
And finally, since Spring will be here before we know it I thought I’d show this skirt with a great baseball jersey that I picked up in Boston last year when we were checking out schools with Ryan. Cute, right? And the pockets are big enough for snacks! and even that baseball you might catch.
Let me know what you think of these outfits and if there is any occastion you need an outfit for and you’d liek me to help!