When I was learning how to sew in high school, I made lots of shapeless, one-hour skirts and tops. It showed. I was baffled because I believed the charming, windblown pictures on the pattern envelopes. Now I understand my skills and my style much better, and this yellow skirt is my favorite self-made clothing item so far. I made it last summer before going to my annual beach-girls weekend(For the Record). It's just a yolk-yellow A-line linen skirt with grey topstitching and a black vintage metal zipper.
In February, I dreamed up this outfit, and finally, I got to wear it.
We went to a graduation party for my cousin; she is one of Genevieve's favorites, so I easily cajoled her into making the card.
I was surprised, and not pleased, to see how exactly the yellow slides match the skirt. I'm usually not matchy-matchy.
I love yellow, but I do not wear it next to my face or I look ill. I'm astonished at how many things the yellow skirt goes with in my wardrobe: besides the obvious black and white, I also wear it with blues, pale green and when I'm feeling nervy, fuschia.