Sometimes I fall very hard for a fabric or print, only to have it languish in a drawer because I don't know how to do it justice. This printed silk took about a year to become a garment. In the end, I settled on just about the simplest project for it: a gathered skirt.
On the bolt this print looked amazing, but the crosswise bands of neon zig-zags repeat every 20 cm or so, the perfect distance to be awkward just about any way you place them on a human. Breaking up this repetition was the only solution to make something wearable. I ended up cutting the waistband from it for a pop of contrast, and on the skirt panels the lengthwise zig-zags just peep out cheekily when I walk. The result is very cheerful indeed - but I think dressing this print down is easier in skirt form than it would be in a dress.
The skirt is just an interfaced waistband, two gathered rectangles, a side zip and some lining I had lying around. The the hem is topstiched and seam allowances are serged, so all in all it was a very quick make. As loud as the print is, this skirt it surprisingly easy to pair with tops, since it has so many colours in it. Here I am wearing it with another Grainline Tiny Pocket tank, in a lightweight navy silk crepe this time.
This one actually has a tiny pocket.