Syrah Skirt

Syrah Skirt :: Dandelion Drift

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!

Syrah Skirt :: Dandelion Drift

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).

Syrah Skirt :: Dandelion Drift

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).

Syrah Skirt :: Dandelion Drift

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).  Syrah Skirt :: Dandelion Drift

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? Syrah Skirt :: Dandelion Drift

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!

Syrah Skirt :: Dandelion Drift

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!)

Pattern Parcel #6: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win
Perfect Pattern Parcel provided me with these six patterns, but as always, my opinions are 100% honest and my own!  I LOVE my Syrah skirt!

  • Renee //nearest the pin

    You really can work magic with some thrifted fabric – looks great!!

  • Sara

    Great look! How was the underskirt part? I only looked at it briefly and thought I might need to read more carefully than usual as it was not a typical piece. Is it just a short, tight lining piece?

  • Emily

    Love your version!

  • Jill || Made with Moxie & Pattern Parcel

    Elegant, as always. I think of the maxi skirt as undercover yoga pants. You look great, and everyone thinks you’re dressed up.

    Thanks for all you do.

  • Jenya

    Teresa, everything you make looks super, including this skirt. Love the stripey skirt. Maxi length skirts look fabulous on you. I made a knee length skirt, and I really want to make a maxi now, just need to find nice fabric!

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