What I Wore: Black Floral Skirt



If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably heard me gush about my recent sewing classes at StitchLab (if you are in Austin, check them out). And with good reason, because through them I now know how to make a skirt. In fact, I made the skirt in this outfit post!! Lace trim and all, completely done by me. I am PUMPED about this new skill. I’ve already made another skirt (at home – unsupervised!) and have fabric to make a few more. It’s going to be a skirt craze over here for awhile. 😀

Luckily the weather has warmed up enough the past few days to make outdoor photo shoots possible. I’m pretty dedicated to this blog, but not to the point of doing photo shoots in 30 degree weather. I don’t know how you northern folk – especially you Canadians! – do it. As the boy likes to say, I’m a delicate flower. Cold is not my friend 😉

Have you ever made your own clothing?










Colors: Black, Grey, Bright Red, Mustard, Light Tan.

Skirt: I made it!!! Not sure there’s enough exclamation points to convey how excited I am about that.
Shirt: Target
Scarf: Forever 21
Jacket: by Bernardo from Ideeli
Boots: Report Alize Boot from HauteLook
Necklace: from Etsy shop Petit Or
Bracelet: from a now-closed Etsy shop
Ring: from a Ren faire

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So, Lena B Actually, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.


  1. Thats awesome. I made an A-line skirt a few months but it’s a bit small so I can’t zip it all the way up. I hope to make more because I’ll need them for teaching. I don’t have serger so I need to learn how to do a french seam so I can hide the ends. I love the lace you added to this skirt.

    1. Thanks! I haven’t graduated to zippers yet (that’s this week’s class!) so this just has a simple elastic waistband. I don’t have a serger either, we just used pinking shears to finish the seams.

  2. You’re outside with BARE LEGS in January?! #jealous

    Anyway, I’ve never made anything from scratch, but I’m pretty good at tailoring things I find at thrift stores. One of my goals for 2014 is to get better at sewing in general, so maybe I can attempt a skirt in a few months.

    1. Yes! This is why I live in Texas. 70 degrees in January. 😀

      I’m learning all of the basics right now so I can do tailoring on thrift pieces. Last week was hems, this week is zippers, February is working with knits. It’s a sewing bonanza over here.

  3. Oooh I love that skirt so much! The pattern is gorgeous! And I totally agree about the cold weather pictures – I always feel so lucky because in Oklahoma we have bouts of 60 degree weather even in the winter… I don’t know how the ladies up north do it!

  4. Cute skirt. I learned to sew a few years ago at a local studio and I really liked the process. I wish I had more time to put stuff together. I really like the way you contrasted the skirt print with that scarf too. It just works really well.

    1. Thank you! I wanted some color on top of the grey shirt, and this scarf jumped out at me. Glad it passes muster with someone other than myself. 🙂

    1. Thank you!!! And yes, I’m finding that to be true. My level of excitement over making this skirt is probably out of all proportion. 😀

  5. The skill (?) must run in the family. Your mom and I sewed a lot of our clothes in high school. Did you know we both made our own wedding dresses?

    1. No, I didn’t know that!! How did I not know that?

      And yes, still skill with a question mark at this point – still learning a lot of the basics.

    1. I know, this is why I live in Austin! 70 degree days in January. WAY better than snow (I’m a wimp about cold). And thank you! 🙂

  6. I’m so impressed with your skirt. I’m hoping to learn how to use my sewing machine this year, and I’m always blown away when I see the things that other people have made for themselves.

    1. Thank you! I was impressed with it, too, haha – couldn’t believe I made it. I think the hardest part is figuring out & making the pattern, but once you get past that it’s fairly simple making the actual skirt.