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Made by a Fabricista: DIY Pleated Midi Skirt with Cropped Top

Growing up, I was not only the only girl, but one of very few females in my generation.  Quite naturally, I grew up as a major tomboy.  As I got older (post college), I began embracing my feminine side. Throughout these years, I never really could fully embrace wearing skirt and dresses. To be honest I really don't think they fit me well or look very flattering.

My wardrobe is filled with countless jumpsuits and separates.  I literally own close to 100 pairs of jeans!  So for my 2015 challenge, I will attempt to create a skirt/dress garment at least once a month. Starting with this month's post!







I drafted this Midi skirt with Fabric Mart's lightweight Jacquard fabric from Nicole Miller.  The fabric was on special a couple weeks ago and is now sold out.  Check these amazing options that would look great as well (HERE) and (HERE).  

The most fabulous part about this fabric is in the fact either side could be used.  I opted for the light side and the darker side for my waist band. This fabric sewed beautifully!

For my crop top, I used V8815 without the peplum and the fabric is a Poly/Rayon blend that can be found (HERE).  This material is more suitable for suiting (obviously), but I wanted to use it to create this crop top for the purposes of it being light and airy.  I can wear this top under a coat or heavy jacket without the risk of sweating.   I can also wear this top into the spring without worry.

My Clutch was a simple DIY with hair on calf skin and Crocodile embossed leather.

                                

My shoes are Giuseppe Zanotti Klien blue platform pumps that can be found (HERE)

I created a YT tutorial that can be found (HERE).  I hope you like :)

Happy Sewing!
Muah
-Jenese 


Comments

  1. Jenese, this is so pretty on you. The skirt reminds me of the glamorous 1950s, but the top is very edgy, very 1980s. I adore the mix of the two! :)

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  2. Wow, the skirt fabric is amazing! I don't remember seeing it on the site, but I wouldn't have known what to do with it. Your midi skirt works perfectly, and I love how you used the reverse side for the waistband.

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  3. What pattern did you use for the skirt? It's fabulous!

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  4. The whole outfit is cute, clever and fun! I have fabric I need to sew up so I have been avoiding all the fabric sales, lol

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