Every year about this time, I start to think about what I’ll wear once school starts again. This year, I’ve found myself craving more separates, so this skirt will hopefully help with the 6am “what am I going to wear” fits.
The fabric is really the star here, it’s a 100% cotton barkcloth that has the most gorgeous texture. It’s a loose weave, and it’s a little nubby. I thought about turning it into a dress, but I wanted something simple and a little structured to balance out the really geometric, kinda crazy print.
So, what did I do? I added more print and lots of pleats. Logical, I know.
Initially, this was going to be a Ute dress, but when I moved, I couldn’t find one of the bodice pieces, so I decided to just go with it in skirt form. I hand-sewed the hem and the waistband down because the fabric was just too pretty for a stitching line. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, so it’s a win in the end.
That’s it on this one: it’s pretty basic. Hope you’re all enjoying the last days of summer 🙂