7 Days of Holiday Party Dresses: Melissa's red silk high-low skirt
I'm all for things that scream both comfort and style. Enter the pleated elastic waist skirt and the blouse-y woven tee. They're my favorite for feasts like Thanksgiving dinner. These clothes will look good and remain comfortable no matter how much I stuff my face. And that's bound to happen when you get me near tasty pumpkin pies.
This silk skirt may not be the most practical fabric to wear, but it's so luxurious. I had never sewn with silk until last January, and I am a huge fan. It's still a scary material to work with, but the results are dreamy.
I sewed this pleated high-low skirt in about three hours. I had previously drafted the pattern for a rayon high-low so I knew it worked well. I went slowly and didn't seam rip a single stitch! That's saying a lot for me. Going slowly was the key ingredient here. The top was made at Sewing Summit from Jessica's simple blouse pattern (not sure if that pattern is available yet). I used a light-weight rayon challis. For some reason, my texture-loving soul is so happy to feel the contrast between the soft rayon and the silky silk.
I love pairing this skirt with a slouchy cardigan or tailored blazer and neutrals. These blush flats have been my go-to shoes this fall. I can't not wear them.
Also, wearing a neutral flat will do the same wonders for your legs as a pump would. And flats are so convenient when party-hopping and going for comfort overall. What are your go-to items for Holiday parties? Are any of them handmade?
- earrings: etsy
- necklace: c/o Sole Society
- top: handmade
- cardigan: random boutique ages ago
- skirt: handmade
- shoes: c/o Sole Society
Thanks, Melissa! I love how versatile this skirt is, and still so festive and different!
Readers, that's it for this week's holiday party dress posts, but I've got some more seasonal goodness planned for tomorrow and then more guest dresses next week!!