I love the sound of taffeta fabric. It's such a luxurious sound. Earlier this summer my sister-in-law asked me if I wanted some of her old formal dresses to use for fabric. Of course, I said yes. Who can pass that up? Here's the back of the dress before. (I am currently making pillows and decorating my house so hopefully I'll be able to take pictures SOON!) Isn't the fabric beautiful?I cut the skirt off at the length I wanted. I added pleats and a waistband and now have a skirt! I've thinking about a pleated taffeta skirt for about a year so finally making it makes me feel so accomplished. One more thing to check of my list. Here's the skirt with this shirt. It's girly and classic feel.
The best part about it is I finally got to sew an exposed zipper! I saw it on Sewn by Ellen a couple months ago and just never got to it until now. I love it. It's so unique, and it's way easier than a normal zipper. Here are the instructions. (I thought they were confusing until I was actually sewing it.) To see her exposed zipper skirt, go here. If I were to do it again, I'd use a more interesting zipper and color of thread like she did.
What about some edge? I paired the skirt with this shirt. I really like it this way but I don't know if I'm brave enough to wear it out of my house. What do you think? Is it doable?