I made the skirt from a new old-stock roll-end of fabric from my favourite fabric store, Dressew. It is a stretch synthetic blend that feels like a thick '70s ski-pant fabric. I simply stitched the piece together at the back and hemmed the top, bottom, and back slit. Done. No zippers or buttons. But...this skirt does have a tendency to slide down my body so I added the suspenders.
In typical slacker fashion I made a single cross-sling suspender which would involve less sewing. Sewing was required because the device is made from backpack strapping with little clips sewn onto the ends, and the strapping had to be shortened. It also has a backpack-type clasp which you can see at the front, and a little pouch on the back side of it to carry pens and such. Handy! Plus, I didn't have another suspender even if I wanted to maintain some symmetry.
- skirt, I made from new old-stock fabric
- suspenders, I made from bits and pieces
- ivory silk blouse with mother-of-pearl heart-shaped buttons, old, retail
- black glitter platform booties with wood heel, retail (shameful!)
- black compression knee socks (because they don't fall down), retail
- two vintage slips, thrifted, for warmth
- brown wool cape, not shown, super sale, retail
Here is a close-up of the crappy, dreamy booties.
They came with black laces but I replaced them with these mismatched laces made from strips of kimono fabric. The laces were given to me by my friend Sharron, whom I recently featured on my street style blog - here.
Overall, while everyone outside today was huddled under their umbrellas (a light sprinkle), I was ready for some serious ninja action, power-infused by home-made style and glitter booties. New song of the day: "Your Sole has Divots."
If you had to write a song about your day, what would you call it? Hugs, all.