Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tailoring: Leopard Skirt

My second newly tailored (by a professional) item is this leopard pencil skirt. When I first bought it, it fit perfectly around my hips and the length was right, but it was too loose at the waist. The gap wasn't enough to stick out, but it didn't help at all to define my waist. So, for $10, my new tailor took it in. 

 Part of me wishes that the skirt sat a little bit higher on my waist, but then my behind would be in the wrong place, so I guess I will work with it as is. Next time, I may add a thick elastic belt to give the illusion of a higher waist, which will work better now that it has been tailored since there will be less fabric to bunch up underneath it. 

P.S. Do you like my penguin pose? I think I was thinking animal print + dressed up = penguin. Hmm, I'm not sure it all adds up.

Does anyone know the name of the extra little panel at the bottom of the back of the skirt that makes it flowy? I like it, but can't figure out what it is called.

Earrings: Target
Sunglasses: Kate Spade
Shirt: Ann Taylor
Bracelet: 10,000 Villages
Skirt: Ann Taylor Factory Store
Shoes: Ann Taylor Factory Store


  1. It's hard to tell from the photo, but from the sounds of it, it's called a godet.

  2. Thank you! I googled it and I think you are right.