Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Review: Vogue 8928 | The Yellow Pencil Skirt!

This is my first piece for fall!  I'm pretty much over summer and ready to sew my "transitional wardrobe".  Even though September is quickly approaching, the weather will still be warm for a while and will not allow for real fall pieces.  But I plan to make fall-like clothes that can be layered and worked into fall outfits for the coming months.
This skirt is Vogue 8928, view D.  When I saw this pattern, I was instantly drawn to the chicness of the style.  But after I cut my fabric and started assembling the skirt, something seemed off about it.
This was *supposed* to be a wrap skirt.  In my opinion, there is a flaw in the design.  Now, it may just be me, but I feel that the front of the skirt is not angled right.  If you notice the model on the VP site, even standing -- her "lady parts" are barely covered.  Imagine sitting down!  There's no way this skirt wouldn't just fall open. 
So I started pinning it in place... making it look how I needed it to look.  Because this gorgeous, bright yellow brocade from Mood Fabrics was NOT going to waste.  I had to make it work!  I edgestitched down the opening to where the angles meet.  Which still left a pretty high front opening that I can work with, but a lot better than just allowing it to hang free.
Other than that, this is the length of view D on me.  The illustration lead me to believe it would be more of a midi length and it barely hit the knee on my frame.  So be aware of the length on the shorter versions.  And I pegged in the bottom of the skirt (4 inches smaller than the widest point of the hip) because the skirt's shape is very boxy.
The skirt wasn't exactly what I had it mind.  But it still works for me and will get plenty of wear this season.  And it paired nicely with leather peplum top and mixed animal print sandals from Shoemint.com.
And in case you don't read Redbook Magazine, I had the privilege of being featured in the September issue.  Take a pick at it on their site!  And here is the original post.

40 comments:

  1. I love that skirt and those shoes are to die for!!! I have never ordered from ShoeMint. Do they require you to buy a pair of shoes every month or can you just order when you want? I know that some of the online shoe clubs require a certain number of purchases.

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    1. Rachel, it's a membership site and they will deduct $79.99/mth from your card. But you can opt out by skipping if you don't want to buy anything. I have it set on my calendar to remind me if I don't plan to purchase. Thanks!

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  2. Gorgeous skirt. It looks like a skirt I was eyeing on-line yesterday that was a couple thousand!

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    1. Thanks FlyingPurpleHippos!

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  3. Great skirt and you are always Fabulous. I commented about your redbook feature previously as I spotted you the minute I got my Sept issue in the mail.

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  4. The skirt is so pretty, and you look very nice all the time.

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  5. I've been following your blog for quite some time, although I'm not much of a poster. I saw your picture in Redbook (before viewing this post)and I was so excited! It was like I know someone famous! :) Congratulations!

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  6. AWESOMENESS...I L*VE the yellow ;D

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  7. Great adaption. Sexy yet demure. And AWESOME-HOT DOG! about featured in Red Book.

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  8. The yellow is very hot and the perfect fall yellow. Do you think the pattern is still worth the buy?

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    1. It's worth the buy as long as it's on sale! Thanks Shawnta!

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  9. Once again, you hit it out of the park with your fabric selection--WOW! I see what you mean about the wrap skirt not being, er, practical! I think this skirt looks great on you. Great work!

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    1. Thanks lifeinamadshouse!

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  10. congrats on the article. That was a great outfit.

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  11. Love the outfit and color scheme and congrats on appearing in the article.

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  12. Very cute look! the color of the skirt is awesome. I have this pattern so thank you for preparing me for the trickery. I actually like your version even better.

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  13. I like your version of this skirt so much better than the pattern pic. when I looked at this pattern last night. The front opening looked too risky for me so I skipped right by it.

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    1. Yes Opal, the front opening is drafted pretty risky! Thanks!

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  14. Love this! You look stunning and it is a glorious shade of yellow. Well done, and thanks for posting it. Rachel UK

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  15. Wow, awesome skirt. Love the color and love it with the black leather peplum top. It adds just the right amount of edginess.

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  16. I had my eye on that skirt as well, so I'm happy you reviewed it.
    What you did worked out great but I don't know if I want to try it know.
    Congrats on the Redbook feature.

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    1. Thanks Toy! Knowing what I know now, I probably would've skipped it too. But I had to make it work. My fabric is just too awesome.

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  17. Gorgeous skirt and congratulations on your feature, you deserve it.

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  18. LOVE it!! So glad you reviewed this because I'd have NO clue what to do to fix it from flashing my hooha (smh). :)

    Such a classy yet sexy outfit!

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    1. With this skirt, hooha flashing is a major concern! Thanks Divamazon!

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  19. A few years back I came across your blog through Monica M's blog.
    So I have always enjoyed your talent. Imagine my surprise when I see you in my Redbook, you look great! I'm so happy for you.

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