This cute tea-length skirt is near and dear to my heart <3

I made it for my mom’s 60th birthday bash and it was a bit of a collaborative effort: She told me what colour scheme she wanted me to wear (purples and pinks), I narrowed down which fabrics I liked and then she ultimately picked the this one!

The skirt is actually part of a matching separates set. I’m so into them! I just think they’re so versatile, you can mix and match, etc. This is what the full outfit looked like, and yes… It was a formal affair, but I just can’t do without that jean jacket!! Photo by Padmanie Maulkhan:


I really do love everything about this skirt, especially the length. I’m a huge fan of tea length skirts. They’re just so elegant, classic and timeless! It was a bit of a no-brainer choosing this length because I had decided on making the top a crop top. It’s all about that balance…! The hardest thing was deciding if I wanted it an inch shorter or not. Ugh, the debate in my head over this was kinda out of control.

I didn’t use a pattern for the shell. It’s just one long, rectangular piece with pleats. The lining is not pleated, it’s just a simple a-line skirt (Stitch ‘n Save by McCall’s #3287) to avoid the waistband being to thick. And inside the waistband is a waistband stiffener. It really does help keep the structure and help make the band look perfect.

Materials:
Shell – Linen, Fabricland
Lining – Mom’s collection
Zipper & Thread – Fabricland
Pattern (lining) – Stitch ‘n Save by McCall’s #3287


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Shoes: Zara | Top & Necklace: H&M | Bangle: Kate Spade | Earrings: Aldo

Photos by Dani Schmidek

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