8/19 - UPDATE
This skirt made it into the top 15 designs for the
You can go here to vote - PLEASE :)
Mine is #14
When I first learned about the Dare to Design (click the link to learn more) challenge by Shabby Apple I was intrigued but unsure if I wanted to take the time to put together a submission. The more I thought about it the more I wanted to do it. So here is what I came up with.
I wanted to make a pinstripe skirt but with more whimsy than usually found. The skirt sits just slightly above your natural waistline and is fitted to the top of your hip. The skirt is pleated and very full. No woman wants to be without pockets for her cell phone, keys or lip gloss so this skirt has two large pockets that have been placed at a diagonal for comfortable access. The pinstripe is vertical on the waist band, horizontal on the skirt, and vertical on the pockets. The fabric is a black polyester pin stripe fabric. It doesn't wrinkle and can be machine washed and dried - what more can a woman want. I would love to see this skirt in other colors of pinstripe fabric as well.
The white blouse is an easy fitting top with a deep (but not too deep) V neck that has the same pleated detail as a designer mens tuxedo shirt. It can be worn tucked into a skirt or left out and belted with your favorite pair of jeans. I have no patience for separates that only look good with one thing. If I am going to buy separates I want it to mix and match with my entire wardrobe. This shirt fits the bill. The shirt is made from white cotton fabric so it is nice and cool all year long.
It would be an honor to design for Shabby Apple so here goes nothing. First step is to make it into the top 15 and then the voting begins.