Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pleated Argyle-The Gabriella


It's been a long time since I've worn a short skirt. Major scarring on my legs prevents me from doing so. But, Gabriella inspired me to create this skirt. Something about her style is a combo of sexy secretary/vintage vixen. This is my second entry in the "Ugly Fabric" contest. I started with S5259, shortened to about 3" above the knee. It looks more tapered on the model than it actually is. For the pleated attachment, I measured and joined enough 8" wide fabric to get me 2.5yds. The pattern on the fabric made the pleating easier. So lots of steam later, I attached the piece to the skirt. Make sure each section is cooled before moving onto the next, or your pleats won't be as crisp.I wanted to break up the pattern a bit so I pulled the cheetah print ribbon from my stash. Today, I am wearing it with hot pink peep toe shoes and a hot pink snake skin bag. The top is KS3378

5 comments:

Gabriella said...

Gorgeeeeoooooos!!!! Love it!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Thank you Gabriella. I was thinking of you when I made this. I am going to re-name it.

Susan said...

That is absolutely fabulous!

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

You did magic with this one girl! Your scare isn't so bad, reminds me of my aunts. She was a teenager and had me as a little child on the front of her motorcycle and crashed. I'm from the islands, so it's really common. :0)

Gabriella said...

Whee! Look at that! You named it after me AND linked to me. You are oh so very kind! Thank you! xoxox!