Plaid is my favorite fall color. The changing of the seasons and the leaves only further justifies the tsunami of Pendleton blazers in my closet. Perfect for pattern mixing, they add New England charm to any ensemble. I also love an opportunity to wear tights, and a good skirt will give you this option. When I went to the fabric store, I knew I needed this plaid wool. It was too rustic & charming to not flirt with wardrobe. This skirt was actually made last year, when I was testing my hand at all types of wardrobe couture, and the wool was very forgiving to my novice hand. I loved looking back and writing a tutorial for this piece because while I still have much to learn, it’s exciting to see how far I’ve come & to recollect on the things I’m proud of – because there are many, many projects that do not make it to the Internet.
These photos were actually taken lat year when my family was like, “you want to start a what?” & of course my mother – being an infinite support was like, “sure, honey! I’ll take your picture”. Finding a welcoming photographer is priceless, as many of us know. In my case, even more so as I never hire any professionals for content for my site – thus the occasional radio silence. Nothing against the to people who do, I’m personally a very stubborn “if i can do it myself I will“. — Just know if I’m not here I’m creating something else in the studio (lol, jk my bedroom).
Plaid Bow Skirt
- 1 1/2-2 yards of wool plaid fabric
- 1 yard (waist measurement – 2 in) 1″ elastic
- coordinating thread
- Hot Glue gun
- Measure your waist size. Multiply this measurement by 1.5 – this is the width of your skirt. Next, measure desired length – mine was a little above the knee. Then add 3″ to this measurement. Mark the width & length. Cut. This should look like one long rectangle.
- Iron and pin the length sides together. Sew up the length of the skirt to create a tube, remembering to hide your seams (aka right sides in). Fold the top of the skirt down 1.25 in, and hem around the top. Make sure to leave a small entry point in order to insert the 1″ elastic into this tube.
- Hem the bottom of the skirt to desired length, according to the measurements this should allow you to fold up at a hem 1″.
- Create the bow with the remaining fabric. I made mine but using a long strip of fabric and folding it in half length-ways. Fold in half again so the ends meet in the middle as opposed to the sides (as pictured). Cut another small strip and wrap the first strip to create a bow. I glued these pieces together (shh!) and sewed to the fabric of the waist band.
& if you’re not crafDIY life me, you can get the same look here: