DIY Full Skirt

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A full skirt always makes me feel incredibly feminine.  Throw this bright salmon color in the mix and I’m in love. This dress was made using Butterick B5285 view B and this amazing medium weight silk fabric that has a slight texture I found at GStreet Fabrics.

The following pattern alterations were used:

Added 10″ to the length
Used inverted pleats instead of box pleats
Reduced the width of the waist band by 1/2″

Skirt- DIY- Butterick Pattern B5285 also available here
Top- Givenchy
Jacket-Acne- madly in love with this one
Heels- Premiata available here
Belt- DIY here
Clutch- Fendi

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25 Comments

  1. October 18, 2013 / 6:22 am

    Nikki that dress is TDF I love the pleat detail and the colour. Amazing!

    • October 19, 2013 / 12:49 pm

      Thank you Jacquianne

    • October 24, 2013 / 2:26 pm

      My same thoughts exactly. The pleats and the color – especially paired with the slimming neutral top – are just fabulous.

    • October 24, 2013 / 2:27 pm

      My thoughts exactly. The pleats and that color – especially paired with the slim, neutral top – are just perfect.

  2. October 18, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Please! Please. Please…do a tutorial for this skirt. this is *exactly* what I have been looking to make.

    • October 19, 2013 / 12:47 pm

      I can work out it 🙂

  3. October 18, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    You have the most remarkable style, I find it very refreshing. This is a very beautiful outfit, and I admire your talent for being able to give life to ideas and sew your own! Stunning ensemble!
    FF

    • October 19, 2013 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you so much Nicolene

  4. October 18, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    This is great! I love a midi skirt! And you styled it perfectly.

    • October 19, 2013 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you Erica

  5. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    I absolutely love everything about this look

    • October 19, 2013 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you

  6. Petra
    October 18, 2013 / 7:24 pm

    Your style is so damn hottt! I love EVERYTHING you wear.

    You have a new follower

    • October 19, 2013 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you Petra

  7. October 18, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    I love your skirt! Great choice on the inverted pleats. I would love to have a skirt like this.

    • October 19, 2013 / 12:25 pm

      Thank you Roni

  8. Anonymous
    October 19, 2013 / 3:41 am

    Where do you purchas your fabrics?

  9. October 19, 2013 / 12:24 pm

    Online I purchase from Moodfabrics.com locally I purchase from Gstreetfabrics and Joann's.

  10. October 22, 2013 / 12:40 am

    That skirt style really flatters your figure! Color is beautiful, too.

  11. October 24, 2013 / 11:19 pm

    This look is so sex in the city ….. Just amazing

  12. November 3, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    Love a full skirt. Adds an instant feminine, old Hollywood glam factor.

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  13. November 7, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    Cute! I wish I could make a maternity version. I am just watching as these 9 months go by. I am so looking forward to getting back to making things.

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