I went to Banana Republic yesterday at lunch with Liz to pick up a birthday gift card for my boss. While there, I spotted an inverted pleat skirt in seersucker. It’s very similar to the denim one I recently completed. It’s not on the website and was on sale in the store for about $43.
Poor Liz. She gets to be my default model these days. The skirt has the center inverted pleat, and them one pleat on each side of that (no front darts). They top stitched the waistline with a wide colored ribbon. Plus, the skirt is lined inside.
I am still intrigued by this skirt! Thier’s is an A-line like mine. But, it does not have the same degree of flair out that I don’t like in mine. I think the trick is to make the skirt even longer to pull down the flair (last night Trena told me it’s still a little short for our mid 30s eyes) and in a lighter weight material.
So, I’ll be taking another stab at this soon.
While out, I discovered a travel sewing kit at Forever 21. I usually pretend to be shopping for my niece when I go there. Anytime I send Trena a photo of something I’ve tried on, she tells me to take it off, put it down and leave the store.
I guess they know you’ll need to repair your own clothes if you buy from them. I keep a very good repair kit in the office that gets more use from colleagues than I care to admit. But, I thought this was nice also. And, surprisingly sold there.
It retails for $7.98 in the store and between $10 and $15 online.
This one comes with buttons, snaps, safety pins.
I think the box said it was meant for travel. I’m not sure. The store manager got pretty salty that I was taking photos of merchandise 🙂 That being said, Liz pointed out that I didn’t have a plastic factory to start making my own.