My love of midi skirts and leather continue………

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One of the freshest feminine silhouettes is the midi skirt.  These perfect skirts can be worn in the summer as well as the winter, along with a pair of tights and a great pair of boots.  This skirt was made with this cotton twill from moodfabrics.com  which is a medium weight organic fabric perfect for the more structured skirt.  The pattern used for this skirt was this Butterick B5285 view B with the following alterations:

Added 12″ to the length
Used inverted pleats instead of box pleats
Added a 4 1/2″ high waist

The top was made with this cotton shirting from moodfabrics.com a light weight fabric perfect for a top with a tad bit of stretch needed.  The leather used is a medium weight lambskin, which paired with this Italian cotton is a perfect combination.  The pattern used for this top is Vogue V8877 view A with the following alterations:

Added a 1/2″ collar
Removed 7″ from the bottom of the pattern to create a cropped top
Added a back pleat

The arm warmers are DIY wool and leather made here.

I happen to love this look but when my husband saw me, his first response was “that’s an interesting outfit” which means he’s not a fan but hey what do men know!

Top-DIY
Skirt-DIY-
Arm Warmers- here
Boots-Givenchy
Clutch- JJ Winters
Bangle-AV Max
Cuff-Lanvin
Shades- Ralph Lauren here

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9 Comments

  1. December 30, 2013 / 7:15 am

    Love it! Beautiful silhouette with that skirt and top.

  2. Tiffany from Chicago
    December 30, 2013 / 12:29 pm

    Love love love it! so cute and stylish.

  3. December 30, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    Looks like u walked off of the runway …. Fab

  4. December 30, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    Such a cool all-black ensemble!

  5. January 2, 2014 / 5:58 pm

    I'm definitely copying your skirt! Great looking outfit!

  6. January 3, 2014 / 8:07 am

    You have a real talent and designer's eye for taking a pattern to new places. Great ensemble!

  7. January 6, 2014 / 5:47 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the leather skirt and that bellss leeve sweater. By chance does the sweater come in Burnt Orange or Blood Red? I must have it. Ya Hollywood Fitness Go2Gurl…Fee King would like to order

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