The Steam Train Skirt
Added Feb 6, 2014
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For this portion of the competition we had to choose our favorite fashion icon to create an outfit based on. I chose Ulyana Sergeenko, a Russian stylist, photographer, blogger, occasional fashion model and designer. She tends to dress in very long, nostalgic pieces that somehow still look modern. The look is very dramatic and always beautiful.
I named this “Steam Train” because the look reminded me of something a bit Steampunky with the fur but also because I thought it looked like something someone might have worn while waiting on a train platform in the snow at the turn of the century.
It’s a three tiered wool/fur circle skirt. Of course, I couldn’t use real fur, so my skirt is just faux but I think the warm feel is still very present. I made the waist very fitted and dropped. I’ve seen this look in a lot of wedding dresses lately and it’s very figure flattering when paired with a mid section belt.
The fitted portion of the skirt is made from a heavy wool. I also bought boning thinking that the weight of the skirt would pull the wool down but in the end it held its own without any boning assistance!
This pattern was made to fit my frame. So here are my measurements. Adjust the fitted bodice portion according to your measurements. Waist 26", Hips 36", waist to feet 40".
I paired it with an oversized plain black sweater I bought at the thrift store. I then took in the sides and sleeves. I tucked it into the skirt and added a black belt to cinch the waist. Like I mentioned before the look is figure flattering as it accents the waist and the hips my making them look small in contrast to the full skirt.
faux fur, wool