|Skirt: Custom made from vintage curtains, Top: J Crew, Shoes: BCBG Thrifted, Belt: Michael Kors via TJ Maxx|
While I don't consider myself to me the MOST creative person in the world; usually when I envision something in my head, it seems to work. Which also means, when I mentally whip my clothes into outfits, most oft the time I can tell right away when it doesn't work. I think I do a cerebral scrap of more outfits than I keep.
This skirt really came out amazingly close to how I envisioned it. It's made from a set of vintage curtains that I thrifted months ago. I finally took it to a wonderful seamstress friend and told her what I wanted. She used another skirt of mine for a pattern. Originally, it was about 3 inches longer; but I found that to be just too much....maybe too "flower child" like. So I lopped off the extra length and am thrilled with the result! It has a bit of a 50s feel to it and with a pair of funky heels? I'm hooked!
I also could have entitled this post, "Ode to Sacramento!" because this skirt, in my most humble opinion just screams Mis Papelicos, the skirt maven! But as a Carol Burnett lover, I was reminded of a spoof she did of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. When she made a ridiculous outfit out of curtains (below), Lyle Wagner, as Rhett, complimented her dress to which she replied, "I saw it in the window and just HAD to have it!"