Hi! I am excited to be part of Indiesew’s Fall skirt week blog tour! I still have a little bit of Summer sewing that I would like to finish (or start, more accurately!) but I am starting the mental shift to sewing for cooler weather.
I wear skirts a lot in the Summer because it’s really easy to throw them on with a t-shirt and flip flops. When the weather starts getting cooler I shift to pants and jeans because I will generally do whatever it takes to avoid wearing tights until the dead of Winter. I made it my goal to figure out ways to wear a skirt that would look appropriate for the upcoming season but wouldn’t require tights.
I have been wanting to sew the Wedgwood Skirt from Straight Stitch Designs for a while. I sewed the sample that is in the Indiesew shop and wanted to make one for myself as soon as I was done with it. I hadn’t been able to decide on fabric and then it ended up getting lost in the sewing queue shuffle. When I was thinking about sewing this skirt for Fall I knew what I needed more than anything was a basic, black skirt. I ordered this micro twill fabric and I think it’s the perfect match for this full skirt.
I love the classic box pleats of this skirt. I opted to leave off the pocket flaps and just went with plain, in seam pockets. (I also lengthened the knee length view by 1 inch.) I loved the idea of wearing this high waisted skirt with a long sleeved, striped t-shirt so I also sewed up a boat neck Lark tee using some rayon spandex jersey fabric that I had previously ordered from the Indiesew shop. I paired the skirt and t-shirt with my suede booties. I really love this outfit– it’s cute, comfortable, and feels very me.
My normal style is lower waisted skirts so when I started sewing this skirt I cut it a size too big. After I had assembled everything but the waistband I tried it on and decided that I really wanted it to sit higher, on the smallest part of my waist. I ended up cutting off the side seams and going down a size. I am so glad I made the change. I love where this hits me and how it looks with tucked in shirts.
I also paired the Wedgwood skirt with a classic blue oxford shirt and my black boots. I think I should be able to wear some variation of this look into November if the weather cooperates. I want to get my hands on some black and white or gray and white checked fabric to make an Archer, which I think would be pretty great with this skirt, too.
My favorite part of the skirt is the exposed zipper in the back. I used a black jeans zipper and I love the contrast of the metal teeth. It gives the classic skirt just a little bit of edginess.
Have any of you switched over to Fall sewing (or Spring if you’re on the other side of the world)? Do you have any skirts planned? If so be sure to check out the Indiesew shop because all skirt patterns are 15% off until Friday with the code FALL4SKIRTS. I personally took advantage of that sale yesterday when I bought the newly added Chi Town Chinos pattern. Cross your fingers for me that I can get it made before bare legs weather is gone!
P.S. I received the Wedgwood skirt pattern when I sewed the sample for the Indiesew shop. All opinions are my own.