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Date: 8/31/13 2:53 PM

I've just finished making a toile for vogue 8543 (the skirt).

I had high hopes for this design, and thought it would be flattering. I've always been honest with myself about my shape. I like having long legs, I know I am a pear shape, and I have some curve in the tummy area.

I dont usually go for really fitted skirts. So, what do you think of this (hopefully wearable) toile? do you think it works? please feel free to be honest, this is going to be hopefully to wear to my sister's wedding and I would love a bit of reassurance (or if need be advice to work on something else!).

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Date: 8/31/13 3:12 PM

I think so, and think it looks good, and very flattering, even though I had to look sideways, because of your photo's. Also just since it's black and has all those up and down seams in it, as far as a "skinny pencil skirts" I think both those things are going to give it the illusion on having the very longest lines possible too. So I think it looks real good on you. I think probably if you have any doubts, it's just because you are not used to wearing sort of a more fitted, body con skirt instead, but just get used it, as it does look real nice.

But, I think you need to probably have it on you wearing all else you would wear with it, and the shoes you decide you want to wear with it, try several, and look at it yourself in it, more in front of a full length mirror to decide exactly where you want that hemline length on it, just since all those things can kind of make a big difference in just where you want the hem to fall too. Try folding it up different places like that, and then decide if where you got it right now is your final hemline or not. I think no one else can tell on that, if that is the best place or not, just because of the way your photo's are.

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Date: 8/31/13 8:23 PM

I like it on you-go for it.

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Date: 9/1/13 6:58 AM

I really like how it looks on you. Nice job.

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Date: 9/1/13 10:39 AM

I think it is cute and in a nice fabric with the jacket it will look really sharp on you.

I'm not suggesting that the fabric you used was bad, I just see it in something like a natural silk for a wedding.

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Date: 9/1/13 2:52 PM

thank you all for helping boost my confidence. It's good to try new things, but it can feel a little strange whilst you get used to it. I've now finished the jacket toile and they really look quite nice together :).

In reply to mgmrsk1, fear not, I have some much more special fabric than this black wool to use for the final version. The jacket will be a wool blend boucle in cream with little brown squares over it (and an armani silk lining!) and the skirt will be a spring green wool crepe.

It's an October wedding and it might be a bit cool for silk. My sister has said there is to be no dancing and has asked specifically can I wear a suit (I had first planned on a dress). The final factor is I would like to get some more out of the final outfit so wool is going to be more versatile than silk (much as I like the stuff).

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Date: 9/1/13 3:05 PM

I am a pear with my weight just under the waist and straight sides and I find that straight skirts are my best friend. This looks great on you. I love the seaming.
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