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I just received my Dec/Jan issue of Sew News in the mail and I was so excited because I got to see my “Pattern Play” column fur-trimmed skirt project in it! This skirt has been one of my favorites that I have made for Sew News, as it is out of the box and inspired directly from fashion runway. Read on to see the inspiration behind this skirt, which BurdaStyle pattern I made it from as well as me photographed in the skirt!


I always love around the holidays all the seasonal magazines and everywhere features holiday content, so when I first looked at this cover it gave me joy that the holidays are so near! And the fact that I need to start decorating… Learn more about this issue here.

runway images via Vogue.com

The theme as seen on the cover was “Party Skirts!” I was told this right after checking out all the Fall Ready-To-Wear shows and fell in love with Prada’s Collection filled with these amazing colorful, fur-trimmed skirts. I knew right away I wanted to re-create and since I already had a stash of Shannon Fabrics faux fur, it was meant to be. You can read more behind my inspiration within the issue.

Skirt Pattern

To create the skirt I used our Panel Pencil Skirt sewing pattern from the 08/2016 issue and within my Pattern Play Column (page 24 – 26) I cover how I made this skirt as well as eliminated one of the panel seams and converted to a dart. This skirt pattern was a fabulous base for my fur trim, and had a great fit to it. I even went crazy and made another one right after I finished the first floral one!

Being honest, I really made this skirt to wear to a New Year’s Eve party, because I mean, this skirt just screams party skirt to me! So I just had to try it on and photograph myself in this unique skirt. As seen on the Prada runway, the use of fall florals was prevalent so when I was fabric shopping I really was on the hunt for a floral. Also the faux fur fabric I used was Shannon Fabric’s Fancy Feather Fur Gold which had a high pile for maximum fashion impact. Shop faux fur fabrics here!

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I also made the top I wore with this skirt and used our Shoulder Cutout Shirt from the 09/2017 and this pattern has be come my go to turtle neck pattern for the season (I have already made about 3) with and without the cutout. I love the combo of a glam, over the top skirt paired with a turtleneck! Then I tied in the animalistic nature of the fur with some animal print wedges. I love this look and it is definitely in the running to be my exact NYE outfit! What do you guys think?

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Happy Sewing!



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    Dec 3, 2017, 03.34 AMby mad14kt

    So CUTE … FIESTA :)

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    Nov 27, 2017, 01.52 AMby sewing fanatic

    how cool!xx

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