5.28.2017

Full Floral for Spring

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | Full Floral for Spring

It’s time to play Guess How Many Pattern Pieces Are In This Very Simple Looking Skirt. Ready?

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | Full Floral for Spring

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | Full Floral for Spring

If you guessed 17, you win no prize whatsoever, unless you’d like to laugh at my insanity.


I suppose I could have achieved this sort of swishability with a gathered circle skirt– and gotten to that achievement in a much timelier fashion– but I really had a hankering to play with some godets! I mean seriously...I JUST WANTED TO ATTACH GREAT BIG BUNCHES OF ISOSCELES TRIANGLES TO SOMETHING.

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | Full Floral for Spring

This stretch twill hails from Mood Fabrics (sidebar: it was my May offering for the network, but the post mysteriously vanished from the MSN site, which is partially why I almost always repost! I like to have my stuff over here at my joint. Plus I'm *kind of* a control freak. Moving on.) The fabric is on the thin side, and wrinkles easily. It's a bit translucent in full sun, so I attached a half slip lining to the inner waistband. 


I gathered every other panel, just to incorporate a few more invisible elements into this “simple” skirt. HA. And, because I just can’t seem to stop tinkering with it, I am 100% going back in to that waistband and using a stiffer interfacing! Or maybe some petersham. The soft fusible I used just isn’t enough support, as you can see by the crease line running horizontal. No bueno.

oonaballoona | by marcy harriell | Full Floral for Spring

This hasn’t stopped me from wearing it as a floral talisman against the never-ending drizzle that is Spring…and getting some appreciative comments to boot. In fact, I went full head-to-toe floral yesterday, and got smiles all around. If only I'd stumbled onto that combo for these pics...but luckily I made Rob document the floral explosion on Instagram. Poor Rob. He doesn't quite get my reinvigorated passion for wearing ALL OF THE PRINTS. I blame it on Man Repeller (which is living up to its name nicely, considering my husband's bemused demeanor) and the general state of the world. Sometimes, you just need to wear all of the flowers.

31 comments:

  1. It's just that time of the year to wear ALL of the florals! Plus it does help as a repeller of hate in these trying times! Lovely skirt.

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    1. I really get so many unexpected smiles when I'm walking around in all these prints! I like to think of it as a very small way of resisting...

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  2. I love florals one of my Facebook friend says she hates floral prints it made me sad for a minute then I was like well more floral for me

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    1. Um, and for your daughter!! Her prom dress is just exquisite!

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  3. You are my inspiration -- I love this! Congratulations. How satisfying after the last panel was in to go on to the waistband!

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    1. SO satisfying. Of course now I have to unpick the dang waistband!

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  4. Love a skirt with swishability, amazed by the amount of pieces but the resulting shape is fab.

    Floral is blooming marvellous!

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    1. Thanks Emma! It was a bit of overkill with those pieces...but fun.

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  5. You have ever the figure to wear that HOT skirt! Your skills are great and the waistband does look good.

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    1. HAHA! Thank you! I never would have thought of this as a hot skirt!

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  6. So pretty! And the godets make a much nicer silhouette than a boring old circle skirt.

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    1. Hey Becky! Thanks girl. You know, I want to love a full circle skirt, but I always feels like it hangs a bit poof-ily at the waist.

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  7. This is way more sleek than a gathered skirt! It allows the slimming at the waist and flare at the bottom. I support this :-D.

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    1. My intentions exactly! I am glad for your support. Also, you were right about Rigeline. It is AWFUL.

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  8. You're definitely the queen of long swishy skirts! This is so pretty that I just wanna steal it. Cindy (Creative Hormone Rush)

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    1. Thank you Cindy! I'm on a skirt binge at the moment :)

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  9. OMG! I's gorgeous! I love the big floral print and I love long swishy skirts.

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    1. Thanks Lynn! I'm hunting for more florals. I don't think I can get enough!

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  10. 17 pieces may indeed be an overkill for this skirt but I am loving it so so much. I would make it! Or I can "steal" it ;)

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  11. Gorgeous as always!!Lovelovelove

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  12. because of your blog, I made a point to visit Moods store when we visited Los Angeles a few months ago. Your skirt is lovely.

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    1. Well that's just the best! I hope you picked some beauties :)

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  13. You know how much I love this skirt, and floral fabrics, don't you!!!!

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    1. I mean, this might as well be bait made specifically to catch a Skirt Fixation!

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  14. What a beautiful skirt! I love the print and colors. GORGEOUS!

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    1. Thanks Tomasa! It was lovely to see you, even for a minute:)

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