3/28/12

New Look 6874

Finished my faux leather pencil skirt using New Look 6874 and the New York temps is perfect today for it and can I say Looooooooooove this skirt.    I made this skirt in 2010 to pair with a jacket and honestly forgot about it.  My memory was jogged when I was putting back the pattern pieces for Something is Sew Not Suitable.  On another note, that wannabe suit is still around, just haven't scavengered the buttons & shoulder pads.


Did Version B: Slim skirt with back darts, front pockets & back vent.  The fabric is a distressed faux brown leather purchased at Walmart $7.99/yd.


Close-up of pocket...



Used Professor Pincushion zipper technique for inserting the zipper





My plan was to sew up this abstract print for a blouse to pair with the skirt, but have yet to pick a blouse pattern for it.





Since I have yet to sew up a blouse, I paired the skirt with an old blouse (iridescent taupe) from NYandCo. and a belt from my daughter's belt stash.  Of late I have being acessorizing more and have accumulated a collection of pieces from street vendors and the Loft.... and to think this is not all of it.



Ok... back to the skirt... did I tell you I Loooooooooooove this skirt.



Until then have a Great Week.

34 comments:

Adelaide B said...

This looks great! Reminds me that I need a straight skirt, leather or not.

Positively Necie said...

Nice skirt. I will have to add making a faux leather skirt to my list for this year....Just not right now....Too busy thinking about warm weather although in western ny it is only 52ish today and yesterday it was 29 in the am...

GodsgirlT said...

You look so HAUTE! Yeah, you could get away with it here to weather wise. I must make me a leather skirt! Nice work!

Anonymous said...

Sheila Baby! You are just runway FAB!!! Work it girl!!!

Doobee said...

You look brilliant - great work!!!

alethia said...

You are wrokingggg it in that skirt. The entire ensemble is smokingggggg!

Faye Lewis said...

Wow Sheila! Nice look!

Victoria said...

You Look SHARP lady! Looking good! I love that skirt too:)

Opal said...

Nice work, I love this look....go girl...

Carol said...

I agree with the others - you look HOT in that outfit. I love the abstract print and my mind instantly saw it in a sleeveless, tie neck blouse of some sort.

Sheila said...

Thank you for the awesome compliments. I have a feeling this skirt pattern may become a TnT once I make a few more.

Carolyn... a tie blouse would be nice.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love the skirt and I'm glad you got a chance to wear it before the weather turned warm again!

Myra said...

Can you say FABULOUS!!!!!!

RhondaBuss said...

You look absolutely fabulous in your skirt. Great job!

Lori said...

That looks great!

velosewer said...

You are such a cool sewer. Fabulous. Wow.

Adrienne said...

Lovely skirt!

Uma Preve said...

I really like how you have made the skirt.. Very neat! Everything seems to line up nicely....

del said...

You should love that skirt -- it's perfect!

Noile said...

Love your pizzaz, Sheila! Also, love your skirt paired with the crisp white blouse and the wide bling belt -- you've made the look all your own.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Grrrrrrrrl Please ! You are the baddest ! I love the skirt, top, belt, hair, sunglasses... Luv the photo of the jewelry ! What fun !

Sheila said...

Thank you for the beautiful compliments. I enjoyed wearing the skirt and seriously did not want to take it off yesterday... totally feeling sexy & chic...lol

Minnie said...

Attitude in just the right amount helps to make an outfit and you are wearing just enough:-)

Rosie said...

The skirt and the attitude are just perfect! As always, you look great!

Omega said...

Love your skirt, you look great!! I also love the pic! So MOD!

Tanya said...

Super cute, love it.

Sister said...

Ooh, your skirt is fantastic! And I love that print you have waiting to be a shirt. I am amazed at your bling stash! (But I was in the Loft in Chicago and had to wait in line, so of course I had to buy one of the clearance bracelets - I'm learning!)

jae said...

i love what you have done with your site! and the way you are showcasing your fashions is also great. keep it going gurl.

Madelyn said...

Love the skirt. I like that faux leather too, made a couple of bags from it.

Andrea said...

Girl you are definitely working that skirt. Love it.

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c-ing said...

I too have been wearing more jewelry a-la-Gayle King. She's my new idol since we're in the same age decade. I watch everyday just to see what she's wearing. And she DOES load on the jewelry.

toy said...

you look incredible!