January 26, 2015
CONFESSION: This skirt has driven me crazy! It was on my sewing table for WAYYYY too long! As I have been indecisive on selecting a design for this fabric, I managed to turn something that should have taken a few hours into a few days. I made a skirt, ripped it apart, and started over about four times! Finally, I am SO excited about the final product and I love it styled with the customized “ReDpants” pullover.
The concept for the look started with the sweatshirt. I found the sweatshirt and thought that it would be cool top for a DIY project…but did not know exactly what I wanted to do. Finally, I decided that a statement/logo design would be perfect…and voila…the ReDpants sweatshirt!
I had a local screenprint company print the logo on the shirt. They had the perfect lettering in a soft screen…the graphic has an extremely soft hand.
The skirt, as I mentioned earlier, went through a number of revisions before I decided on a box pleated midi. The pattern from the checks had the perfect lines to create even pleats around the front and back of the skirt. The fabric is a silk taffeta that I purchased locally for about $30.00/yard. I added side seam pockets, which were kind of tricky…but a must in my skirt.
TOP: HM (similar HERE) + screenprinted locally | TOP: Banana Republic HERE | SKIRT: DIY (fit on mannequin) similar HERE| JEWELRY: Banana Republic (sold out) similar HERE, HERE | HANDBAG: Rebecca Minkoff HERE, HERE
One other thing that delayed the completion of this skirt was length. I had a hard time deciding on whether the length should be a maxi, above-the-knee, or midi skirt. The most elegant option (and personal favorite) for me was the midi length. The skirt is versatile enough to wear to work but I could also to a semi-formal event.
The skirt is lined with a nude colored lining and I added tulle to the lining to add some volume. (Might be too much volume for some…but it makes for a fun dramatic skirt).
I hope that you enjoy this look as much I do! I would love to hear your thoughts…
(Photo Credits: Sir Charles IV Photography)