Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Wearing of the Green

Black Watch is my most favorite of Scottish tartans. Navy and emerald interwoven, deep and dark like India ink. Last winter I had a simple skirt in mind, made from this plaid - one with a high, pleated waist and a self-tie belt. I found a remnant in a soft wool-rayon blend, with a nice drape and set to work. It was put aside numerous times - because, dear friends, I am the laziest of sewers - but I finished it in time to wear this winter and now, into spring. I based my skirt on this helpful tutorial, but added a lining and downplayed the paper bag waist.

16 comments:

Thea said...

This is such a beautiful skirt! Congratulations for creating something so exquisite. Perfect for spring, I daresay. x

tara said...

The skirt is lovely. And the name, perfect.

ChrisC said...

I am wearing literally an almost identical hand-sewn skirt today, except mine has a gathered waist. Great minds think alike, I guess :-) Lovely!

Mindi - Dandi said...

haha! my school uniform was black watch tartan. I cant wear it day to day now! Your skirt is very pretty though :)

lookyang said...

nice style )v(

Tofu said...

beautifull skirt !

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K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Good for you, Olivia! Turned out so chic! Happy day to you. ;-)

magpie said...

Quite right with boots, especially for fielding!

nikkijoy said...

Ooh that's too cute! I'm about to marry a Scotsman so I'm a BIT tartan mad at the moment. This skirt is beautifully shaped =)

Tegan said...

very cute, it's like a fashionable schoolgirl sort of thing xo

Brittney said...

that's a fabulous skirt! i love the double-detail of the pleat & tie. and, yes, that classic plaid is delicious. nice work. now you just need some bagpipes for next year and you're set!
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (my daily outfit blog; come check it out if you'd like!)

Venus In Virgo said...

Beautiful blog!
Maybe we can follow each other?
XOXO

naomemandeflores said...

It looks so pretty, I love it!


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Hannah Percyowl said...

I *love* this skirt! Such a great shape and material. And the tie waist just makes it.
I will definitely be visiting your lovely blog again :D

Otter Mei said...

Oh so cute! I love the gathered pleats and the bow. A feminine touch to a masculine pattern. And I relate to being a lazy sewer. Things never seem to get finished. ;) I still have a few hems to do...

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