DIY Fluted Skirt & Top

DIY Fluted Skirt & Top
When in need of a quick and easy brunch look, my first thought was something bright and red.  Because of the timing issue, I knew a skirt would be perfect.  When I choose to make a really simple look I try to make it more interesting by adding design details to make it uniquely my own which is what I did using this ponte knit fabric that was given to me by a friend.

Pattern details below

Heels- Jean Michel Cazabat
Cuffs- Lanvin and AV Max
Coat-Jill Sander

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This skirt was made using this McCalls M6842 pattern view C with the following alterations:
-Added 4″ to the length of the back and front yoke
-Removed 3 1/2″ from the length of the ruffle pattern piece 8
-Added a 1″ waistband
-Cut the back and front yoke pattern at an angle to create 4 back pieces and 4 front pieces
Top stitch the yoke pieces and the ruffle piece
The top was made with this downloaded Burdastyle dress pattern with the following alterations:
-Removed 17.5″ from the pattern length
-When sewing the left sleeve to the bodice, left 7″ of the seam open to make room for the zipper.
-Added a 2.5″ exaggerated neck (measure the neck and cut the fabric length using that measurement plus 5/8″ for the seam allowance, the width cut should be 5″ plus 5/8″ for S/A.  Use a interfacing for knits and iron to the wrong side of the neck fabric, fold the collar in half, baste and attach the collar.
-Add the zipper to the sleeve seam allowance and the collar



  1. January 2, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    Lovely, like the way you started the new year off red hot!!!! Love it!!! I'm inspired!!!!!

    • January 6, 2014 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you Jennifer

  2. January 2, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    As usual, very inspiring. I love that red colour. It really pops.

    • January 6, 2014 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you Dibs

    • January 6, 2014 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you love

  3. January 2, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    Gorgeous, love the red!

    • January 6, 2014 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you Levone

  4. January 2, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    Great outfit! I thought it was a dress when I saw it on IG. I love that they're separates!

    • January 6, 2014 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you Erica, When I put it on I thought the same thing but because I'm not a big print person that's what I have to deal with lol

  5. January 2, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    Once again I am in love with your shoes. I also love the skirt though ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • January 6, 2014 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you Debbie lol

  6. January 2, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    I also love the shoes but the whole outfit is just…red hot ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • January 6, 2014 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you Sheryl I'm not too sure of the content but I have a little left if you want to come and get it. Give me a call

    • January 6, 2014 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you Roni

  7. January 3, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    Love red on u!!!!! those heels are Hotttt

    • January 6, 2014 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you Melissa

  8. January 8, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    What a gorgeous style! I LOVE IT! And your shoes, too :-).

  9. January 22, 2014 / 4:40 am

    Adore those shoes!

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