A few weeks ago when I was browsing my fabric closet, this tweed cashmere and black lace kind of jumped out at me as the perfect fall ensemble. Then later, as I was searching out trim for the jacket, I saw that I had some teeny tiny scraps of brown duchesse satin for the trim on the jacket. It all came together nicely.
First, I’ll discuss the skirt. It’s very basic. I decided on the length (long), and cut the lace in a big rectangle with the selvedge at one long end. I used the entire length that I had. It was maybe around 3 yards. I sewed one vertical seam, gathered it, then attached the elastic waistband. It was a bit of an instant gratification project.
I’m hoping that wearing it with the tweed jacket will detract a bit from the 1980’s-era Madonna vibe of the lace skirt. I plan on wearing black leggings and high black boots with it. I’m kind of going for a take on the perennial fall favorite of equestrian influenced fashion.