Friday, February 22, 2013

Oooo shiny!

I found this fabric a couple years ago at Walmart of all places... it's pretty stiff because it's thick with ink so I wasn't sure what I could make with it, but ah! How could I resist exploding disco dancers with glittery mirror balls?

Finally a few weeks ago, I turned it into a mini skirt with an exposed zipper. I had the idea to do this since last year at least, but never seemed to get the courage to cut into my limited amount of fabric. I hadn't bought a lot of it because a smaller piece is easier to justify when I don't know what I'll use it for, except it also makes it harder to use.

The balls just look gray in these photos, but they have a shimmer to them in real life.

After I made the skirt, I thought it looked too plain, so I added some reflective tape belt loops to go with these suspenders I'd put together a couple weeks earlier.

Here's that exposed back zipper I mentioned. The skirt also has rainbow thread top-stitching, though that's pretty hard to see. It's a simple pattern overall - two pieces, a slit in the back for the zipper, two small darts in the back where the belt loops are. I used a mini skirt pattern from a Burda magazine for the basic shape then added all the other things.

The "suspenders" make more sense when worn. You can also see how intensely reflective they really are; it's hard to take pictures of these things!

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