However, this is a piece that's meant to work with all of the tops in my wardrobe.
Here are a few photos of the construction details...
Added a lining to the skirt and
then lace to the skirt lining hem
Skirt fashion fabric and lining side by side
Making a faux leather band for the sides of the skirt
Cutting out a 2" band to add to the side seams
Yes, I pinned the faux leather to the sides of the skirt
Used rayon seam binding to finish the edge of the casing
Ribbon added to the back of the skirt
to distinguish the front from the back
Faux leather stitched on the side of the finished skirt
The finished skirt on a hanger...
How I plan on wearing it...
With this white top that I made two years ago, and a RTW black silk & cashmere cardigan...
Photos of me wearing this skirt and pieces one & two later because my photographer is due to give birth any minute. I spent a lot of my sewing vacay watching these two so she could get some rest and spend some time in the hospital. It's been a difficult pregnancy and they keep moving her delivery date around for the health of the baby, though the stress is about to wear her out.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in sewing blogland who has mentioned me in a year end post. Your kind words have warmed my heart. My hope is that I will continue to provide inspiration and information to all in 2014.