OK, some disclaimers here: the skirt has the back zipper open and is hiked up with a piece of elastic around my waist. This explains the awful fall of the fabric. You will see this gets worse as we go along. Next, this is the first pair of nylons I have put on in a year and they are some disgusting color I found in the bottom of the drawer. In real life I will wear my favorite Donna Karan nude stockings, highly recommend. I probably will wear these peep toes. Also, the lining really shines thru the chiffon with the flash of the camera. IRL, it doesn't do that at all and looks totally matte.
Now that the preliminaries are done, I need your help. I have three pictures here. This skirt will be worn to an evening wedding, formal, and I need an opinion of the proper length. I will have a blouse with a portrait neckline to wear with it and the peplum of the blouse is maybe 3-4 inches below the waistband. I am five feet tall and proportion is everything on me.
These long skirts look generally look good on me but that opinion is a holdover from my "crunchy" days, as they say in NH. But, long is more formal.
The medium skirt looks much better in my opinion and may be my choice. My legs can take a shorter skirt but my bod gets divided in half under those conditions and that's not what a five foot tall person wants to happen.
Here is the short version. Of course it would look better with the correct hose or better yet none at all. So waddya think? Long, medium, or short? I am leaning toward the medium. I really appreciate your comments so be honest. I can take it and TIA.....
I hemmed 4 pairs of pants for DSIL this week, one with cuffs. I don't do these chores lightly but he is a wonderful dad and treats our daughter like the princess she is. When doing the final pressing I noticed this neat little treatment on the Perry Ellis Portfolio pants. The welt pocket has a dense narrow zigzag the full length of each opening on each side. I thought this was a really neat treatment for an area that will get a wallet stuffed into itself often. I am definitely going to use this one.
Here is the original insert that inspired my current project for Sophie. I did this appx 3 years ago. I decided to stitch it up into a little wristlet for her which I know she will love. The smocking is far from great but she will beat the heck out of this thing so I am OK using up the insert this way. For those not familiar with smocking, the bag will open right up as the smocking is elastic. It will match my current dress project wonderfully. The smocking on the dress is coming along and I now have enough free time to get this finished. This past week, life has edged it's way into my sewing time. But I feel like I am getting back on track now.
So please let me know which skirt you like. I don't want to look like a frump, particularly an aging frump. Thanks so much.
So on this boring note, the note that shows off my hemming skills, I leave you.................Bunny