Here's an update on the wearability factor of some of my latest garments:
The Silk Tweed Straight Skirt
The skirt looked great in the morning but as the day wore on the fibers in the skirt became more and more relaxed, causing the skirt to grow in width. Guess that was a reason to add fusible interfacing to the fabric instead of the silk organza...but oh well! It became quite loose by the end of the day and I could pinch out a good inch on either side of the skirt. So I will just alter the skirt by taking in the side seams and I'm sure that will solve the problem. However, the waistband was fine all day long...and why was that? Because it was interfaced and the interfacing stabilized the fabric...see, shoulda interfaced the fabric! *LOL*
The Gray Wool Crepe Skirt
This skirt wore very well. It is a fuller silhouette than I normally wear...prefering a slimmer look but since this look is hot now I went with it. It took some getting use to but the skirt wore well and I got a few compliments on the look. I wore it to work just like it was photographed for the blog.
The Versace Inspired Dress & Bolero
This outfit has sat in the closet waiting for one of those all day meeting, all hands on deck, everyone in total business attire days. That occurred this past Tuesday so it was the first wearing of this outfit...and I have to tell you it was P-E-R-F-E-C-T for the day. The bolero & dress wore well together and was sooooo comfortable. No fidgeting, no fussing, no adjusting...just perfect. I got a ton of compliments on this dress because if I must say so myself it is stunning IRL because of the unexpectedness of the lace. Even one of the senior partners told me how pretty I looked and he NEVAH compliments me...well never before! *LOL*
The only nitpicking thing about the dress is that when I got on the bus that evening, the lining was up around my waist. I think the combination of my raincoat and my heavy work bag constantly rubbing against my hip caused it to rise up. This never occurred during my work day and since I've experienced this with other dresses because of my belted coat and bag...I'm not going to worry about it. Just have to be careful about opening my coat on the bus because without the lining down in the front it looks like the original Versace dress with the sheerness...and my lady parts can be seen...I mean if you're looking HARD in that direction! *LOL*
Here is a hanger shot of how I wore the dress to work:
I hemmed the Simplicity jacket during American Idol last night so I will have pics and a review tomorrow...
...as always, more later!