Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Polka Dot Skirt

I am so excited about my new black with white polka dots skirt. I first saw this type of skirt walking around the outlet mall. This skirt was in the window of J.Crew calling to me. Right away, I could see the potential of it in my wardrobe. I wanted it!!! I knew I could recreate it so I didn't even look at the J.Crew price. Since then, I have learned that is was $85. Wow! I am so glad that I decided to make my own. I used this free online Skirt Pattern and bought the fabric at JoAnn's for $6 per yard. The pattern does not come with pockets so I borrowed the pocket template from the Iris Shorts pattern by Colette Patterns. I cut 4 pocket pieces out and stitched each one 3" from the top of the skirt. There is an invisible zipper to install on the back of the skirt. There are also 4 darts, 2 in the front and 2 in the back. If you are unsure how to sew darts here is an excellent dart video tutorial. Overall, I am happy with my results. I saved money, it is tailored just for me and I have a little extra fabric left over for a cute Sew Spoiled Wristlet! Love it when a plan comes together.

4 comments:

Ginger said...

Cute skirt! And doesn't it make you feel good to have saved so much?

Cerise Wade said...

It looks fantastic! Can't beat those savings either!

Zoe said...

$85 for such a simple skirt to make? How ridiculous, I love it when you can make something and have a crazy saving on it. Good job!

Mademoiselle Marie said...

Cute skirt! I love skirts with pockets :)