Hey all! I've made a couple of By Hand London Charlotte skirts! For the first one I used this printed denim from Mood, and for the second I used a dog printed (DUHHHH) linen from Grey's fabric. I bought it ages ago so it's not in their shop anymore, but she still has a ton of really great fabrics to choose from. (EDIT: I just found out they do have more of this fabric in stock!)
The pattern is great; it's surprisingly easy, but since that first one was also one of the first sewing projects I ever attempted, it sat unfinished with the daunting (HA!) task of blind slip stitching weighing on me. I don't know what I was so worried about now, since it's super simple, but it was definitely a work in progress for an embarrassingly long time (a couple of months. Oh man.) ANYWAYZZZ, I obviously pushed past my initial fear of super easy hand stitching and now I have a total of TWO pencil skirts that I barely wear because I made these, but I'm just not a pencil skirt person. Apparently. Oh well, lesson learned.
Okay, but like...other details. The second skirt is slightly inspired by Anthropologie, because I feel like their clothes don't take themselves too seriously. (If you know me, and if you know that I have gold velvet leggings AND WEAR THEM then you probably also know that I don't take myself too seriously.) I totally bought the dog print because I thought it would be hilarious to have a dog printed item in my wardrobe. So then...let's be real for a minute: Does it look inspired? A little bit? Maybe not? I can never really tell. And would anyone think I was wearing this without a little humour? Someone, please, point me to the board room. I'm totally ready to lead a business meeting.
Oh, and the tank I wore with the first skirt is the Megan Nielsen Eucalypt. I made it with a chevron printed knit that is also out of stock because I made that outfit in November (the day of my friend's wedding rehearsal, because that's my style. No clean clothes? No problem, make new ones).
I'm pretty sure that's all I could say about these. No fitting alternations, besides hacking a bunch of the length of the bottom of these skirts. I didn't make the chambray shirt, sadly. I bought it from J. Crew. I'm off to find that board room now. I hope everyone has a great week!
Images by Haley Sheffield