You know, sometimes you see a piece of clothing that makes you almost giddy inside. As if it's just too good to be true. Sometimes you jump at it, other times you just, well, can't afford to exactly jump. (Unless it ends up on sale. Then you jump extra high.) In other cases, it's just fun to look at the things you can't afford, become inspired, and gather up supplies to make your own.
That's what we did here.
As soon as we saw this gauzy mint maxi at Anthropologie our hearts skipped a beat. It's just too lovely — flowy, long, and a perfect uneven hem. Which inspired us to completely take this idea to new heights with some voile. We'd seen another skirt floating around where there was not only the suppley goodness of one layer of voile, but two. With an exposed zipper to boot. This was where jumping came in handy!
The skirts were a cinch to whip up and, what's even better is that they were made with no pattern (yay!) and just over 2 yards of voile. You read that right… each layer was only 1 yard. Double yay!
Abs and I did ours each a bit different, however. Abigail's bottom layer is the same length all the way around, with the upper layer "dipped" in the back a bit. Mine is longer, and both layers have the "dipped" effect. Of course, the difference in the front and back length isn't quite as dramatic as the inspirational Anthro one, but that isn't too big of a problem. (Especially since we were able to save fabric.) Though, we are definitely thinking it would be wonderful to make up another one with more dramatic proportions!!
What's your favorite place(s) to gather inspiration????
Hugs! xo Achaia & Abigail