My favourite skirt is now 17 years old and still going strong. Every winter I pull it out of storage, send it to the dry cleaners and wear the hell out of it.
|Look how my outfit tones with the pretty Autumn leaves…|
It is such a classic, I love the double darts in the back (I am lucky enough to have a tiny waist, shame the same cannot be said about my hips!) so this is really flattering for me. It came from Monsoon back when I was a sales assistant at Accessorize and had to wear Monsoon clothes for work.
The slightly A line shape looks like a pencil skirt, but you can still walk in it – bonus!
As I love it so much I decided to try and replicate it in another fabric. I started off by drawing round the skirt, allowing a little extra fabric at the waist for the darts.
The cut 2 versions one of wool (See similar wool fabric here) and one from some old crepe de chine I had for the lining. (Since discovered not ideal as it is a little static with some tights!)
I added a narrow waistband stiffened with interfacing so it wasn’t too bulky.
I am really please with how this turned out, it was so simple and I now have 2 favourite skirts!