DIY Printed Skirt

DIY Printed Skirt
A few years ago pretty much everything I wore was black, you could walk in my closet and a sea a black would hit you.  Since I started to sew, I have a new respect for fabric and an appreciation for color.  While at Mood I spotted this gorgeous Anna Sui fabric with all these bright amazing colors.  My intent was to make a wrap style cape but silly me I inadvertently cut the fabric and was reduced to a skirt.  Lucky for me moodfabrics.com has the fabric available online.  As beautiful as this fabric is, make sure you treat the ends……….it can be an unravelling nightmare.

The coat was made last year here using a lush wool from Mood.

The pattern used for this skirt was Butterick B5285 view B with the following alterations:

-Opted for flat inverted pleats
-Added a 2″ high waist
-Removed 6″ from the hem
-Added seamed drop pockets

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10 Comments

  1. January 14, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Really nice… you're right though. It would have made a fabulous cape. Afternoon at the Kennedy Center style!

  2. January 14, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    I have this pattern and plan on making view B in a few variations, as well. I loved the big pleats, but your modifications really allowed the print on the skirt to shine. Great job, as usual!

  3. January 16, 2015 / 1:11 am

    Gorgeous skirt! Love the coat!

  4. January 24, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    Wow! The universe thanks you for (re)embracing color! The vibrance is so appealing!

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