Thursday, April 09, 2009

Inspiration to Reality

3.1 Phillip Lim skirt

My version

Finally, it is done! Oh, and the hem is actually straight, it is just bunched up because of the sash, which I made far too long. It's over 100 inches long, so in this picture it is doubled and then tied, cinching and interfering with the skirt's elastic waistband. I still have to figure how to get it to look like the one in the inspiration picture. Whereas on that skirt the sash seems to create a small waist mine makes my waist seem thick and boxy. Which of course, is probably because there are so many layers of fabric encircling it.

8 comments:

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I love that look!!!!

Laura said...

That is gorgeous- you should be so proud of that skirt. If the sash was shorter, I think that would solve all your issues with it. Love!

Antoinette said...

Brilliant! I agree -- a single-tie sash would help show how teeny your waist is. A double tie might not feel as thick, but combined with the elastic waistband I could see how it adds unwanted bulk.

So worth the wait! :) I hope you get to wear it a lot. Seems pretty versatile.

loopylulu said...

Wow, I thought you found the skirt and was showing us a fitting room shot. It looks great.

Elle said...

I really really like that. Do you mind if I take some inspiration from you? I have been looking for some summer skirt ideas.

narcissaqtpie said...

Cute, looks like the real thing! (bookmarking to knock off your knock off)

Stephanie said...

So cute! I want to make one now too! I think you're right about the double fabric at the waist. Also, it looks like the tie on the original might be a little thinner, but I can't tell for sure. Even if you leave it as it is, I think it looks awesome on you. Well done.

etoilee8 said...

Your version is amazing. Good job!