As you know, I fell in love with pencil skirts a while back and I've been playing around with new styles. My latest inspiration came from fellow Etsy seller Dig For Victory. Eleanor Callaghan has created a line of lovely dresses that she sells through Etsy and her own website. This is my favorite:
Stunning, right? I particularly love the contrast lines around the midriff. I wrote to Eleanor to find out what it was and it's piping - that's right, the stuff that you often seen on the edge of a throw pillow! So I experimented with using it to define the yoke on a couple of yoked pencil skirts. And, ta-da!, here they are:
(Remember this fabric?! It was one of the prints I listed in my post on corduroy for grown-ups.)
And here's a yoked pencil skirt without the piping:
I found this stretchy twill fabric online at Mood Fabrics - and then learned that the Project Runway contestants get their fabric there, so I felt very cool and trendy!
I bought a couple of Vogue dress patterns recently and I'd like to try the piping around the midriff idea on these, too. What do you think? Can you picture it??
Vogue V8555 & V2960