The Obligatory Social Event, Featuring New Look 6899
Friends, we have a wedding to attend tomorrow. Since the Hubs is the Best Man, that means a rehearsal dinner tonight. As much as I am excited about this wedding — and I AM excited, S and L are the best couple ever — I dread sitting through a rehearsal dinner. I didn’t even like my own, and I’ve been to more than I care for. So when the Hubs said, “Oh, it’s at their house. Just dress your mood,” I considered that a perfect excuse to bust out my favorite rockabilly skirt.
Ignore my squint, that happens every time I take pictures outside. Anyway, this was a ridiculously easy pattern. Three pattern pieces and no complicated fitting (the waistline runs a bit big, but I just took in a larger seam allowance on the sides. Easy peasy). I did add belt loops because I felt the skirt yoke had the tendency to travel a bit, but skirt yokes do that on me anyway. The material is a very lightweight twill from Joann’s kids section — I always check them because they occasionally have some fun prints, although rarely anything that works for adults. I also paired it with this sweater:
This sweater is one of my favorites — I got it from Target and added the patches from Hot Topic (back when Hot Topic actually catered to subcultural girls). I should wear this with my mary jane heels, but that just seems lethal in a grassy backyard. Anyway, if you’ve wondered what is so subcultural about me — see outfit above. It works even better with purple hair. I really need a petticoat with this skirt, but that would probably be too much for the event.
I’ve been sewing my shorts like mad off and on, but still need to finish the waistline (and I’m not sure I have buttons I like for it — aargh). Was hoping to get them done this week, but now I’m aiming for Saturday. If I’m not completely insane between the wedding tomorrow/Oldest leaving for Scout camp at crack of dawn Sunday/packing for San Francisco where we are scheduled to arrive at 9 am on Monday, that is.