The look for less! My new bias skirt and turtleneck!

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:

  1. Pre-wash your fabric (make sure it’s something like satin, rayon challis or a crepe de chine)
  2. Follow the grainlines on the pattern pieces
  3. Try not to fuss and fiddle with your pattern pieces after they are cut.
  4. Stay stitch every edge – and make sure to stitch it all going in the same direction.
  5. 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!

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