DIY Jacquard Full Skirt

DIY Jacquard Full Skirt
With the change in seasons I have been drawn to more elaborate and embellished fabrics like this amazing Carolina Herrera jacquard that is simply the most gorgeous fabric EVER! and much more impressive in person.  My original thought for this fabric was a dress but because it’s such a bold print, I thought it may be a bit overwhelming so I stuck with a skirt and a top which I plan to pair with a pencil skirt down the road.  One note on this fabric is that the turquoise threads are very fragile and prone to snags so be cautious.

The skirt was made using Butterick B5285 view B with the following pattern alterations:

-Added 5.5″ to the length
-Used inverted pleats instead of box pleats
-Added a 2″ waistband
-Added a 9″ invisible zipper to the back waist

Skirt-DIY
Shirt-Theyskens Theory
Heels: Shutz

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20 Comments

  1. October 21, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Gorgeous as usual.

  2. October 21, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    This is so fabulous Nikki! The fabric is perfect for this silhouette!

  3. October 21, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    And your baby is how old??…..you look amazing!!

  4. October 21, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    Re snags, I'm wondering if a teflon foot would help or would catch snags too?

  5. October 21, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    Gorgeous skirt! Didn't you just have a wee one? OM! you look amazing..

  6. October 21, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    OMG! You just had a baby! You look amazing. Love the skirt as well.

  7. October 21, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    Nikki, didn't you have a baby just five minutes ago?! Wow!!!
    I'm gonna speak for myself (and maybe others) when I say seriously need you to bring out tutorials on
    1. Styling
    2. Time Management
    3. Beaute j'adore workout
    4. How to choose the perfect fabric for a project
    You're amazing!!
    As always, thanks for the post.
    XXXXX
    J.

  8. October 22, 2014 / 12:03 am

    Ditto to everything Miss J said! Love the look and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  9. October 22, 2014 / 1:11 am

    Beautiful skirt!

  10. peppit
    October 22, 2014 / 9:00 am

    I absolutely agree with Miss J.
    I must say one thing though.You woman are messing up things for the rest of us. We now have to admit that is actually possible for a woman to look like this after labor, breastfeeding and endless sleepless nights, when, under a worldwide silent pact, it took decades and the efforts of countless women to trick society in believing that after giving birth one can only have the mood and look of that of the girl from the exorcist! Oh well we'll just have to work on that one I guess. Maybe is just a matter of willingness and priorities.
    Please don't take me wrong. I absolutely admire how you manage to stay like this and I'm always a big fun of your couture.

  11. October 23, 2014 / 1:30 am

    Hey…wait a minute…didn't you just have a baby! Yowsa, you look fantastic! Beautiful skirt.

  12. October 23, 2014 / 8:26 am

    WOOOOOOOOW! You must be the best looking newly mum on this planet!!! I'm stunished 🙂 And all your DIY are sooooo inspiring – thanx a lot!!! I love it all! <3 <3 <3

  13. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014 / 8:54 am

    I just found your blog a month ago and starting following you. Girl, you are an Inspiration! 🙂 Whenever, I want to find an excuse not to exercise I will think of you and how you did it before, during and post pregnancy, saw pics on Instagram. You look Great

  14. October 24, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    This skirt is beautiful! I only own one A-line type skirt because I just didn't think they look good on me. You have truly inspired me to take another look at them! I still cannot believe you just had a baby, you look OUTSTANDING!

  15. October 24, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Wait, didn't you just have a baby!?!!! OMG your stomach is smaller than mine before I even had kids! Amazing!

  16. October 28, 2014 / 11:45 am

    Exquisite fabric, you have excellent taste.

  17. November 1, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    I think you look even slimmer than before you were pregnant… you have to be nursing. Nursing – losing weight in hidden places, while you are snuggling your new baby, God's gift to women! This is a beautiful skirt! I agree with Miss J too!

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