I admit it. Some days the outfit is planned around the shoes.
Today was one of those days. The brown patent leather wedges had been buried in the closet all winter and were begging for some attention.
Out went the plan to wear all black with my simply stunning skirt. In it's place came a simple brown pencil skirt paired with a brown tee and classic black jacket.
The skirt is from the September 2008 issue of BWOF. If I hadn't chosen to review the skirt on PatternReview I would never have read the instructions and discovered the need to add seam allowances.
By the way, thanks for the great comments on seam allowances on both Burda patterns and the BWOF magazine patterns. Isn't it interesting that the Burda patterns in US markets have seam allowances while only some in Europe do? I definitely learned some new things.
After wearing the skirt all day I can add a few things to my original review. Which, if you haven't read it, doesn't really include a whole lot of detail.
That's because this is just a simple pencil skirt - two darts in front, two darts in back, invisible zipper, faced waistline, lining, and a walking slit. The only design detail is the pleat that is sewn onto the lower back edge disguising the walking slit.
That's the main thing I would change. The skirt is narrow and if you walk with a long stride like I do, you'll find it a bit difficult wearing this skirt. I would simply make the walking slit and the pleat both longer.
So tell me. Do you ever plan the day's outfit by the shoes you want to wear?