October 27, 2016

Spinning in a Web

Velvet spider webs on a black taffeta ground, how was I supposed to resist this fabric? Not even the fact that it is a stiff polyester or acetate of some kind could deter me, I had to make something from this glorious novelty textile! Joann's festive collection this year was really quite good, go snatch up whatever is left (I'm sure it's on sale by now too!).

Of course another circle skirt won out, I do love a circle skirt these days. Even if they do take hours to hem; this one and its fall leaf cotton cousin from earlier this week took me half a day just to finish the hems! Still, it is always worth the effort once I slip this skirt style over a petticoat and get to twirl around for a bit feeling like a princess. I paired the finished skirt with an emerald green sweater to match the sparkling green eyes of my spindly rhinestone spider brooch. Topped off with my trusty black velvet hat, I was ready to stomp around the local castle (okay, its not a real castle but it does the job) before heading out to run errands. And yes people do look at me funny when I push my cart around Target dressed like this, but it doesn't matter when I feel like a spider queen.

I am all kinds of busy this week and all I really want to do is sleep in! I'm dreaming of the weekend, though I still will have a bunch to get done then on the sewing front, at least I can have a lazy morning (or two) ;). I hope you are all having a wonderfully spooky week as we draw closer to Halloween!

Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Modcloth
Hat, Jewelry, & Handbag: Vintage


  1. Ridiculously cute, and perfect for this time of year! It's hard to resist a fun fabric like that, and I love how it compliments that gorgeous brooch. Spooky and sweet!
    Zella Maybe

    1. Thank you Jessica! I couldn't resist the fabric, darn that Joanns putting the new stuff near the register so I can't miss it!

  2. Oo, I was dying to see the finished skirt - it's wonderful!! Perfectly teamed with that spider brooch. x

  3. I love that shade of green and back together, and as ever the shapes suit you fabulously!

  4. This outfit is so super! Love the skirt, matches your brooch perfectly

  5. Fabulous spider outfit. It is witchy and perfect!


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