DIY herringbone pencil skirt and sweatshirt

DIY herringbone pencil skirt and sweatshirt
Then there’s that wool you love so much you make multiple looks out of it.  Being the lover of wool that I am, this wool from Mood is probably one of my all time favorites. I’m madly in love with the fact it’s a rich fabric that provides structure with a slight stretch, making it a perfect choice for dresses, skirts, pants and jackets.

The skirt was made using my favorite self drafted pencil skirt found here with the following alterations:
-Added a 2″ hem band

The top was made with this McCalls M6992  sweatshirt pattern view A with the following alterations:
-Added a back seam
-Added a 9″ zipper down the back
-Removed 5″ from the length
-Removed 1/2″ from the back pattern at the neck
-Added 1 1/2″ to the length of the sleeve
-Added 4″ to the waist band

Skirt- DIY
Clutch-Bottega Venetta
Heels- Jean Michel Cazabat
Shades- Stella McCartney




  1. December 9, 2014 / 7:25 am

    Beautiful! I've made four versions of this sweatshirt. But yours is just so gorgeous. I like your changes. And those shoes! Love!

  2. December 9, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Me again….could you provide details about your jacket? Thanks.

  3. December 9, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    OMG!!! Sweatshirt never look so good and that ass!(sorry I know everyone will be thinking the same but can't help but comment) And you had a child not long ago!!! I need to start following your exercise routine if you posted some.
    I could not find this fabric when I went to mood, and bought another herringbone to make the other dress and after seeing this, ordering online:) This is just way too cute. PS: How many yards of fabric did you use?

  4. December 9, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    Love this! Impeccable as always…..your talent is absolutely amazing!

  5. December 9, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    Oh I can't wait to try this love it!!

  6. December 9, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Never mind re question on the jacket…I see that's a Burberry. Nifty. I'll have to see how I can recreate that on my sewing machine.

  7. December 9, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    Oh I love it!!! I'm truly inspired with this look.

  8. December 9, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    I love your ability to take an awful looking pattern and see beyond the pattern sleeve to make a fantastic garment.

  9. December 10, 2014 / 10:49 am

    Love this! You look great post-baby! Cant wait for your post about getting back to your pre-baby weight/size.

  10. Anonymous
    December 10, 2014 / 1:11 pm

    Lovely outfit!

  11. December 10, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    Such a chic interpretation of our sweatshirt pattern! Well done as always, Nikki.

  12. December 13, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    Beautiful outfit! As usual, I'm in awe of your creativity!

  13. December 14, 2014 / 4:38 am

    Wow – that's one gorgeous sweatshirt!

  14. December 22, 2014 / 12:48 am

    This is ahhhhmazing!

  15. January 4, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Do you make and sell any of your pieces? I'm heartbroken that this is DIY cause I have no idea how to sew!

  16. Rebecca
    June 21, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Do you accept clothing requests?? I absolutely love this outfit and would love to have it as a part of my wardrobe!

    • Nikki
      June 23, 2017 / 4:00 am

      Unfortunately, I don’t at this time.

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