I still haven't done anything about contacting Sal and doing a self-guided makeover. Not sure whether I will or not - honestly, I probably will not. But I do think it's a fabulous idea.
So - the skirt is made from some mystery suiting fabric that came from Joanns years ago. I bought when I thought I might actually make pants and took a class with Peggy Sagers - but I'm never going to make pants. So - skirt it is. When I found the inspiration skirt above, I decided to add trim to one of the princess seams. I thought I was adding it to the right side, but somehow it ended up on the left and it's all good.
I spent almost 2 days of the retreat last month working on this skirt. And honestly - I'm a bit frustrated with it. Those sewing gals fitted this sucker to a tee. At retreat it felt very sexy and fitted and ....
Anyway - the cardigan and shoes are too light - I need to find some taupe shoes and honestly I would love to find a cardigan that is the burnt orange in the top. The bow doesn't stay tied - and how do you tie them? Little loops and long tails, or big floppy loops?
I was however comfortable wearing it all day - and yes the trim does curve up the front a wee bit - but that's because I do too.