I know maxi skirts are not everyone’s jam, but I love them. They are long, and lean, make you look pullled together and feel super super comfy! Kind of like wearing pajamas but looking like you actually tried when you got dressed in the morning! That’s my kind of getting dressed! And they are versatile. I wore this skirt with a tank top to a 5K race to cheer on Josh, but I also dressed it up and wore it as pictured here to church!
I have been eying the Syrah skirt pattern ever since I started seeing images popping up on instagram! Lauren was kind of quiet about the pattern for a bit, and I wondered if something happened to the release. But I was thrilled when I found out it was a part of this round of the Perfect Pattern Parcel (PPP).
New to the pattern parcel? I’ve blogged about past parcels here, here, and here, but you can read a run down of PPP over on their website. It’s basically an opportunity for you to support independent pattern designers (which I’m obviously a big fan of) and donate a bit to charity at the same time (also a fan).
This round of PPP has six great patterns that are all really cute (and wearable)! In the bundle of patterns, there’s the Syrah skirt (that’s what I’m showing you here!), the Hudson Pant (I’ve made them before and LOVE them), the Bronte top, the Zsalya Dress, the Julia cardigan, and the Odette Dress. Great collection, huh? All patterns that I eventually want to sew (when I find the time).
So this skirt. I squeezed this pattern onto a little bit of knit fabric I had picked up at the thrift store. It is some kind of synthetic something or other, which I normally shy away from. But I really love how it looks! I didn’t have much fabric to spare, so my skirt is a little bit shorter than I would normally like. If I could add just an inch it would be prefect! I left the bottom edge unhemmed because of the length. This thrifted fabric was just a bit see through, which turned out just fine. Lauren includes instructions on how to line the skirt with swimsuit fabric. Perfect, huh?
I was meticulous with my stripe matching (using my mark the stripe lines on the pattern pieces method that I talked about here). That really does work out well. I hadn’t thought much, though, about how my stripes on the skirt would match up with the waistband. Just so so, but I’m probably the only one who notices that!
So here’s a breakdown of my sewing here:
Pattern :: Syrah skirt, size 4
Fabric :: thrifted
Outfit Breakdown :: thrifted Banana Republic button down, Syrah skirt, Elle sandals, Old navy belt (from the men’s section), Hawaiian jewelry
And you really should take a look at the PPP. It’s an exciting package! (Click on this last image, it’ll take you right over there!)