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.