Hey y’all! If you’ve been following me for some time then you know that Meghan Markle has been my fashion inspo on more than one occasion. I really love her style!
This time, I took this look and turned it in my own. A few years ago she wore a monochromatic brown head-to-toe outfit. It was a satin bias skirt and a nice fitted turtleneck. So classic and understated.
For my look, I had a sweater knit that I was dying to use the rest of. So I used the Monroe Turtleneck (a free pattern by the way by Tessuti fabrics) and made the top. And then I used McCall pattern 7931 to make a bias skirt. I used a white satin to match the sweater knit that I had in my stash.
I made view B, but honestly I wish this skirt was a little longer. If I had to do it again, I would’ve used view C, but I was afraid it would be too long and if I cut it my hem would be uneven. Regardless, it was a quick sew! Here’s a few tips to help you with your next bias skirt project:
- Pre-wash your fabric (make sure it’s something like satin, rayon challis or a crepe de chine)
- Follow the grainlines on the pattern pieces
- Try not to fuss and fiddle with your pattern pieces after they are cut.
- Stay stitch every edge – and make sure to stitch it all going in the same direction.
- As you iron, be sure to steam and press – do not drag your iron across your fabric.
Even though Meghan Markle was my inspo for the ensemble, I would most definitely wear these two items separately. I mean, the turtleneck would be great with jeans -and the skirt? Well, I was thinking a plain tee or just a cami. And! I can most definitely wear this skirt into the Spring months.
All in all, I think my entire outfit cost me just about $20. Here’s the breakdown:
- Sweater knit $6 (I used 1 yard)
- Satin $6 (2 yards)
- Pattern $2 at local fabric store
Until next time, xoxo!