There is a little bit of a story that goes with this skirt.
During my college days, I was in search of a wool fabric for a class project. I found this eggplant colored flannel cashmere and fell in love. It was more than I could afford AND my professor had advised against choosing a flannel for this particular project. I was fully prepared to walk away from the beautiful fabric, but only after I had spent a fair amount of time caressing the bolt. It feels amazing, y’all.
Enter my dad. Let’s back track a little. I could not find a fabric that would work locally, so my dad offered to take me to Houston for the weekend to search. Right there, world’s best dad. But then he stepped it up an even bigger notch and insisted on buying this fabric for me. He saw how much I liked it and got me a yard to just have.
I kept the fabric folded and tucked away for a couple of years contemplating what I wanted to do with it. It went through a cycle of being a skirt I didn’t really like. I wore it once or twice and then tucked it away again to await what I really wanted to do with it. Finally, last year, I decided what I wanted to make! A simple skirt with a leather band around the bottom.
In all honesty, I would like the skirt to be a smidge longer, but it was all the fabric I had left to work with. Overall, I really love how it turned out. And last year, I got my wear out of this bad boy and I look forward to it for this season as well!
For this look, I paired the skirt with a cranberry sweater and my leopard flats. Over the past couple of years I have found myself obsessed with the red and purple combination. It just looks so yummy!
There’s my little story on how this skirt came to be 🙂 Just in time for an always fun link up for The Creative Closet with Maegen and Jana.
What I am wearing:
Old Navy sweater (similar), Erin’s Notions skirt, Nine West Flats (similar), New York & Company cardigan (similar)
12 thoughts on “Deceptively Flannel (An Original Design)”
I think it’s beautiful and obviously a super special skirt! I would have never thought to pair deep red with eggplant, but it’s stunning!
Thanks, Maegan! I always like when there’s a connection to something I am wearing, it makes it even better in my book.
I love love love this outfit! Great job – the leather band is a really unique touch.
Thanks! “Necessity is the root of invention”
My brain in thinking of what to do ” This is way to short to wear, what can I add to lengthen it? LEATHER!”
I love this skirt, it has such a great story. I am new at appreciating fashion. I really enjoy learning about the creative process behind a piece. Thanks! 🙂
Thanks, Tiffany! So happy you enjoyed the story behind this skirt!
Wow! Your skirt turned out amazing! I think adding the leather at the bottom was such a smart move–super chic and just the tiniest bit edgy. What a fun story behind your skirt! 🙂
Love this! What a special piece.
Oh Erin! You never cease to amaze me! You really have a great eye and are extremely talented! I love the skirt and offically want one!! 🙂
That is so sweet, thank you! It’s always exciting to hear that others want to wear something you have designed!