We will be going to a wedding in March 2013 and while that is still 6 months away I have begun to consider what I might wear. In fact, while we were on holidays I did look to see if I could find something suitable. I do not even know what I am looking for which does make shopping rather difficult.
While I was sorting out some items in my sewing room I came upon this skirt which needs to be mended.
The skirt is fine – it is the lining that is the problem.
The lining is much narrower than the skirt and it has split at the sides. I had only worn the skirt a couple of times before this happened and then I gained weight and it was a bit tight. Now the skirt is fine and once I replace the lining with an underskirt that matches the shape of the outer skirt it will be fine.
This is the top which I originally bought to wear with the skirt and although I have worn it with other outfits it definitely looks best with the skirt. The photo is not very flattering and the top looks better in real life.
I tried the ensemble on last night with black heels and have decided that it will be suitable for the wedding. I am thinking of making a black jacket – possibly velvet and also having a black shawl/wrap.
My only concern is that the wedding is in Canberra in March (early autumn/fall) and the weather is totally unpredictable. I could wear a camisole under the top and an extra slip if it is really cool.
I need to start looking at replacing the lining and choosing a suitable pattern and fabric for the jacket so that the sewing does not get left to the last minute. A little bit of lateral thinking and planning may have saved me a significant amount of money.
I like the outfit and can see it going nicely with black shoes. The last wedding I went to was for my youngest son. He informed me as mother of the groom I had to wear a dress. I never wear a dress and don’t own one. I stopped into the local consignment store and found the perfect one. It was $12 and received a lot of compliments, after the wedding I took it off and handed it to my sister, who does wear dresses, and she has worn it several times.