Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Yellow Sailor Skirt


Inspired by a girl I saw wearing a yellow jacket (a lot like this one) I've been thinking recently about incorporating yellow into my wardrobe. Even though my dad wears yellow water-proofs when he sails on his boat and I already have a distinctly yellow jacket already, it's taken me a while to consciously think of yellow as A) a nautical colour; and B) a colour I could successfully wear.


I had this yellow twill/canvas in my stash for about six months and nearly took it to fabric swaps on multiple occasions, but something always stopped me from giving it away. And finally, after the success of my denim high waist bow skirt, I realised what this fabric wanted to be: a yellow sailor skirt!


The only changes I made was to lower the waistline about two cms and to apply cream buttons following the line of the front waist darts. I have a feeling I should have lined this skirt, I'm not used to using lighter colours and it didn't occur to me during the making process! I've got some cream poly taffeta in my stash so I may do that at a later date.


Here's the skirt in as part of a different outfit. I love how vibrant this outfit is when the skirt is paired with my floral Rizzo blouse. It's like something you'd see on the Tara Starlet website, which is no bad thing in my book!


Also, I'd like to thank everyone for kindly over-looking my earlier statements about no longer making skirts for myself! It seems to me that both this skirt and the denim version WANTED to be made! And as long as they don't languish in the back of wardrobe unworn, I think they fun-filled separates are a welcome addition.

35 comments:

Mode Chocolat said...

Your skirt is amazing!! I love! You're really light on these photos very soon! I wish you a nice day and thank you again for sharing your wonderful creation with your readers!

MrsC said...

Oh wowowow! You are a ray of sunshine at the best of times and now you can dress like one too. I LOVE both outfits but the combo with the Rizzo blouse is so amazing. You really suit these colours too. Way to go, Zo!

Sew little time said...

i love it - yellow is not a colour i wear (it makes me look half dead!) but i love it on other people. both outfits look great but i especially love the rizzo shirt with it.

Thewallinna said...

tLove love love! In fact, yellow is not used a lot in RTW and high end fashion garments! Why? It's so pretty! And with the right combination (which you've succeeded) it can look very attractive! Earlier this year I've made a yellow Minoru jacket but I've stashed more yellow fabric to build-in a mini sunshine collection.

Roxy said...

This is gorgeous and great inspiration here in australa as we are coming into spring!

katherine h said...

I love this colour! The second look you showed was completely unexpected and I LOVE it!

Jane said...

GORGEOUS!! Love both outfits Zoe. x

Marie said...

I'm in LURVE with this skirt Zoe, it's so cool and so you!!! The two tops you've paired it with give two very different looks, but equally as amazing! You minx!!!

mblow said...

The yellow is perfect with your hair. I'm love high waisted skirts - they do wonderful things for the waist!

Sølvi said...

Yum! That´s a great skirt. I am loving both the outfits, but especially the last one really fits with your complexion. Amazingness! :-)

fern1knits said...

Wow, I adore your yellow skirt! And both tops (and shoes)are fantastic.

Miriana said...

Love the necklace (and the outfit too). You need to get another one that says 'sailor' and then you're set!

lladybird said...

Perfect use for that fabric! Yellow is such a good color on you :) And it looks great with both tops - so awesome :D

Madalynne said...

girl, everything about this skirt is right for you! Usually, I would think that the first look is too nautical but I like you you paired it. It somehow "works"

Meg the Grand said...

That color is DIVINE on you! I love it paired with both tops - it brightens up any outfit!

MariaDenmark said...

What an amazing skirt! The colour is fab on you and well... now I want one :-)

Janice said...

Looks awesome! Also, I find that if I can't wear a certain color close to my face it's better off being a skirt.

Donna said...

You look gorgeous - that is an inspirational skirt!

Kirsty said...

I love it zoe. Agree that yellow is an underused nautical colour!

Christina said...

The skirt is lovely, makes you smile and will get a lot of wear - so yay for skirts! You just can't possibly ever make enough of them! ;o) At least I can't, so I think it's possible that you can't, too.

The last outfit makes me want to grab a pina colada and sing karaoke.

Sarah said...

Oh, my heavens!! I love this skirt!! It's just glorious!

Rachel said...

Wow, that skirt is great! I'd be so worried wearing that colour though, as I just know I'd

Rachel said...

Wow, that skirt is great! I'd be so worried wearing that colour though, as I just know I'd get a stain on it within about 5 minutes!

Kimbersew said...

Look how gorgeous you are!! Wowoo! beautifully done!

Robyn said...

It's stunning - both outfits look fantastic (and you look so happy in them!)

Justine of SewCountryChick said...

I am absolutely loving the yellow skirt with the blue striped top!

Helen Made said...

I love love love this skirt - it's never crossed my mind to make a yellow skirt but this looks amazing!

The combo with the rizzo blouse has a real tikki feel too I think - perfect for the summer!

Masustak eguzkitan said...

WOW!!! I love two outfits! This skirt is absolutely gorgeous, it looks great on you, sexy and bright!

gingermakes said...

Really, really cute! What a flattering shape! I love it with the Rizzo blouse. :)

zapaLov said...

Wow. It is beautifull

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Adrienne said...

I love your skirt & the second outfit! =)

Janine said...

I love yellow too ( and orange , blue,red, green and purple ) .
Your skirt looks lovely with the nautical and floral styling - I hope you get to enjoy it lots.

Penny-Rose said...

I love this skirt - the colour is amazing, and the combo with blue is perfect.

Penny said...

Lovely! Love the colour and the combo with the floral. Very cheerful :-)

Joy said...

I've been following for a long time, sent by my good friend MrsC, but I'm not much of a commenter. But this. This. WOW. I adore this skirt so much I had to say something. This is beautiful, stylish and fun at once. As someone drawn to vibrant colours it's truly inspirational to see then used in such a classy way. Thanks for sharing it.

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