Let us consider the evidence. A prim tablecloth reincarnated as a circle skirt:
Kinda cool as she may look above I have mentioned before how she just didn’t work for me. The poor unloved circular creature was consigned to the airing cupboard where she lay crumpled for many a month. There was a brief period where she was dyed pebble beige but her true salvation was to come in the form of Intense Violet. Nope, not a character from Horrid Henry, a package of purple purchased from purveyors of pigments – Dylon. Here’s the Before and After:
And on me she looks thus:
I may not have been as conscientious with the iron as I could have been but I did pick out matching shoes for you. And I stood on a bench.
Now whilst I like her much better now, I don’t think that my previous problems with her were entirely a question of colour. I think that there is a weight and styling issue going on too. My circle skirt is heavy. It’s not a particularly weighty fabric, it’s a 50/50 polyester and cotton mix, but there is a mighty mass of material. It was summer when I made the skirt and that bulk of fabric felt leaden and restrictive. In winter the weight of material is re-assuring and warm, I feel enveloped rather than overwhelmed. Although in this photo I look searingly under-whelmed. By life in general.
Gee whizz Penny, crack a smile why don’t you! I have to confess to being beset with a curious mixture of vanity and self-loathing when trying to capture my clothing using nothing but timer and tripod. Any tips? Preferably that don’t involve an entire personality transplant.
I like these shots more, mostly because the Better Half was in charge of the camera.
He really tickled himself trying to make it look as though I was doing the splits. The smallest child thought that it looked more like I was melting into the lawn. “You mean I look like the Wicked Witch of the West?”
Ye Gods, yet more vanity and self-loathing. Let’s not end there, let’s end with something up-lifting. This furry photo-bomber likes the skirt too:
Until the next time, Px.