Two Star Dog Bias-Cut Skirt - TENCEL® (For Women)

Closeouts. Two Star Dog's bias-cut skirt shows off the beautiful, silk-like drape of TENCEL® -- a durable, supersmooth fabric with a cooling hand and summer-ready good looks.

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  • Reviewed by Prisca from Vancouver, BC, Canada on Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Elasticated gathering is a little irregular on one side, but with a jacket over it that won't show. Waist size is quite tight, the Small is more like a 6. Colour is well illustrated.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lady from Outer burbs of Chicago on Saturday, September 8, 2012
    Tencel is such a problem fabric. While its hand and drape are exquisite out-of-the-package, it becomes coarser after laundering. It tends to look rumpled, and takes a stain extremely easily. To boot, stains are difficult to remove from Tencel because of the fineness of the fiber, I suppose. Also, the color of Tencel tends to moderate a bit with laundering, which can be a good thing, but is difficult to judge in advance.

    In this case, I was pleased with the after-laundering color of both the pink and the green. The pink is a pleasant raspberry shade that is simultaneously soft on the eyes yet rich. The green before washing was like a soft version of apple green, which, while lovely, did not work well into my wardrobe. However, laundering and starching remedied that, and the color has moved to a very soft, slightly bluish green, which works well with soft coral pinks and baby-chick yellow.

    The secret, I've found, with Tencel skirts is to do what I call a "starch dip". I take 1/2 cup of powdered laundry starch and dissolve it in about 1 1/2 gallons of water in a dish basin. Then I take the clean skirt and dip it into the solution, swishing and squeezing a bit to saturate the fabric. Then I hang it on the line to dry. When dry, there are areas of white swirls of starch on the surface, which easily brush away with a clothes brush. But the fabric now becomes softer in color, has more body and less tendency to wrinkle while simultaneously having a lovely fluid drape. Best of all, the starch acts as a guard against deeply set stains, as it absorbs liquids before they can soak into the fibers. With the "dip" method, if I just avoid squeezing or wringing after the dip, and shake/smooth the fabric to avoid wrinkles, I don't have to iron at all. With this method of treatment, both skirts are an excellent addition to my wardrobe.

    Yes, the waistband was a bit small, but within a range that I find comfortable. I usually wear a small or extra small and the small fits me spot-on.

    With regard to the sewing quality control, the hem was longer on the left than the right on all three skirts that I received. One was so bad that I returned it. The other two are within 1/2 inch difference, and not really noticeable. On close inspection, it appears that the waistband stitching is a bit off, so that the skirt hangs a bit awkwardly right next to the right front waistband, and that translates to a shorter length overall. For some reason this problem was less noticeable after laundering and starch-dipping, so I am keeping two of the skirts.

    I do recommend buying this skirt, in either color, with the above caveats. With a little fussing, they are a very good value and I'm glad that I made the purchase.
    • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Wear To Work
    • Comfort vs Style: Style Driven
    • Cons: Color Changes On Launderi, Drape Changes On Launderi, Stains easily, Uneven hem, Waistband Sewing Uneven, Wrinkles Easily
    • Describe Yourself: Classic Dresser
    • Fit: Feels true to size
    • Length: Feels true to length
    • Pros: Nice Color
    • Waist: Feels too small
    • Was this a gift?: Yes
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by anjou from PA on Saturday, August 18, 2012
    fabric seems to stain easily tho...
    • Comfort vs Style: Comfort Driven
    • Describe Yourself: Casual Dresser
    • Fit: Feels true to size
    • Length: Feels true to length
    • Pros: Nice Color
    • Waist: Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by doe from Chicago, IL on Thursday, July 19, 2012
    This is a nice easy to wear skirt. I wear it for work, and it goes nicely with many types of tops. T's, button downs etc... Also, I get to the train by bicycle and this skirt is perfect as the fabric and fit hang nicely on the bike and does not fly up in the wind :D
    • Best Uses: Wear To Work
    • Comfort vs Style: Comfort Driven
    • Describe Yourself: Casual Dresser
    • Fit: Feels true to size
    • Length: Feels true to length
    • Pros: Easy Care, Nice Color, Nice Fabric, Washes Well
    • Waist: Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by AdkCelt from Adirondack Mountains, Upstate NY on Monday, June 4, 2012
    I love this skirt, but am having my seamstress put in a more relaxed elastic in the waistband. The one in the skirt is VERY tight, and I don't have much of a waist, so it's the band that has to go. Otherwise, I love the material and the drape of this skirt; nice shade of green, also.
    • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Date Night/Night Out, Special Occasions, Wear To Work
    • Comfort vs Style: Comfort Driven
    • Cons: Waistband VERY snug
    • Describe Yourself: Casual Dresser
    • Fit: Feels true to size
    • Length: Feels true to length
    • Pros: Easy Care, Figure Flattering, Nice Color, Nice Fabric, Washes Well
    • Waist: Feels too small
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by MPofOly from Olympia, WA on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    The styling of this outfit is unusual and unique. The rose color is gorgeous. I bought both the top and the matching skirt. The top fits perfectly and feels true to size. However, the elastic waist of the skirt is VERY TIGHT. I first ordered the skirt in a size medium, but the waist was too tight, although it fit well everywhere else. I exchanged it for a size large, which was almost exactly the same size as the medium--again the waist was tight. I decided to wear it one time to see if I could tolerate the tight waist. I wore it for about three hours and it didn't seem to bother me too much, so I decided to keep it. Overall the outfit is very pretty and I do like it a lot.
    • Best Uses: Wear to Church, Wear To Work
    • Comfort vs Style: Style Driven
    • Cons: Wrinkles Easily
    • Describe Yourself: Classic Dresser
    • Fit: Feels too small
    • Length: Feels true to length
    • Pros: Nice Color, Nice Fabric
    • Waist: Feels too small
    • Was this a gift?: No
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