What do you get when you combine stripes and elastic?
Insert thinking face ...
Deliciousness. That's what.
I would like to introduce to you the love child of stripes and elastic, my new skirt: 'Flirty Skirty'.
Simple and easy, this skirt took just a few hours to cut up and put together. But you know, it always seems to be the garments that I construct in minimum time and effort that end up being my favourites. I sense there's a lesson in there somewhere ...
I must warn you readers, I'm more than a little bit obsessed with stripes at the moment and when Miss Bobbin gets obsessed, things get cRazY. Expect to see my next 20 blog posts with stripes (Julia Bobbin exaggeration claim #14)
In the past I've steered away from stripes for obvious reasons. Being 'curvy' on the bottom half I've always thought that pairing horizontal stripes and my hips was like combining chicken wings with chocolate sauce - a bad idea. (Or is it..?)
After delving down the dangerous path I was pleasantly surprised to find that the stripes didn't actually turn my curves into the size of Australia, but instead works with them. It certainly doesn't hide them, but it emphasises the hip to waist ratio in a way that I think looks flattering.
Once again I employed my recent favourite waist band finish, using belt elastic as the waist band. I have used elastic as the waist band for two other projects; Elastic Fantastic and The Survivor
I used a firm cotton drill for the skirt. The thickness of this skirt added extra support so that I didn't cross over into unflattering territory.
This skirt is fun, easy to dress up and is going to get a work out this summer.
And who doesn't like stripes. Seriously.