No tulips outside yet, but I finished the "like Malene Birger" tulip skirt!
Unbenownst to me, according to the last issue of Lucky, tulip skirts with drape details are very much in. I personally do not care that much if they are in or not, I just love the way it creates curves for me without making me look unproportional.
Some time ago I posted about the muslin making process for this skirt and my fabric choice dilema (you can scroll down the blog if you are interested).
Initially, I intended to make the lower partfrom a loud print. Well, I did not because 1) did not find the right weight printed fabric and 2) decided I wil wear it more in a solid nude color. I think that the fact this cotton has a satin finish makes a big difference. It would have been rather dull otherwise.
The main fabric used is satin cotton from Emmaonesock.com. The bottom part is underlined with quilting cotton. The underlining was aimed at creating a "POOF."
It is lined and has side inseam pockets.
This is a very distinctive style, however, I rarely, very very rarely fall for a skirt, and I absolutely love the style of this one. Therefore, I may make it again and will make sure to choose a beefy, yet quite drapey fabric for the bottom (a tall choice that will require a lot of searching).
The fabric for this skirt could have been drapier, and it would have been useful mostly in the lower front part, but I could not find anything drapey, yet with substance, at this time.
Here are some close-up photos of some construction details:
The top I am wearing is inspired by the tees from T by Alexander Wang collection: soft, loose, unpretencious, subtly sexy.
My version is made of super soft rayon jersey from Emmaonesock.com (I believe it is sold out, or I would have gotton more...)
The top is self-drafted throught the trial and error method.
I really like that it is like a plain canvass, and I can wear all my self-designed oversized jewelry with it!