Before I embark on sewing my Chanel-like jacket I knew I had to finish the skirt I started last summer. Okay, it took me 11 months to complete, but I did stop work on it over winter.
I went with a simple A-line skirt pattern, Butterick 4461, great fabric (black bubble eyelet from Mood) and took my time with each step. The skirt came out better than I expected!
I got to wear it recently to a barbecue so I went with a ladylike vibe, pairing the skirt with a black sleeveless Gap shell, a black Jackie cardigan from J. Crew tied at my shoulders, and black patent flats.
Other accessories included a black patent bag, a silver/grey bracelet, and red lips!
|These looked great with my skirt.|
|Three perfect accessories.|
|A nude slip under the eyelet.|
I didn’t line the skirt, knowing I wanted to wear it with a nude-colored half-slip. Terri from RAGS against the MACHINE suggested I try a deep blue slip underneath. After putting my daughter’s shiny red superhero cape underneath the eyelet for photos I think Terri is right so I will have to keep my eyes open for a cobalt blue slip or maybe even make my own.
|My daughter's red superhero cape under the eyelet.|
The sewing deck has been cleared so stand by for some Chanel!