Do you remember just before summer, I was going on about making a Ulyana Sergeenko skirt, in the post From Russia With Love?
Well in true Carolyn spirit, it has only taken me a whole season to actually complete it – just in time to go into winter! Grrrr….
I was actually going to make a summer halter-neck dress out of this fabric, using Simplicity pattern 3823. But once I started putting it together, I thought, stuff it – I’m just going to make this into a skirt.
So I just followed all the skirt instructions until it got to fixing it onto the bodice. Of course it did mean I had to make my own waistband, so I thought why not embellish it with a little bit of vintage lace and some pearl buttons down the side?
The dress came with a petticoat pattern and to be honest, to get the whole Sergeenko skirt effect, I would recommend making it or buying one. The photos below were taken without a petticoat, and you can imagine that with one, the skirt would be considerably fuller.
I didn’t have any Sergeenko booties but since Ulyana is wearing platforms in the first pic, I thought I would follow suit. Only, this is as far as I would get, they’re fine for styling purposes but jeez…I can hardly put one foot in front of the other!
I’ve now purchased a black floral print fabric so I’m thinking I might make a black folk skirt, which I can then wear with black boots. I will definitely make a petticoat this time, think it needs the va va voom!
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