Suede Charlotte

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Tee: self-made/ Skirt: self-made/ Boots: Bershka
So Autumn is sort of finally here, meaning you can get out with wearing a light long-sleeved top in the morning and you definitely need a light jacket in the night! When planning my fall wardrobe I realised a big gap in the skirts department. Enter the Charlotte skirt from By Hand London. These girls have some serious style! I love all of their patterns and the way they style and wear them. But the version that sold me this pattern was actually this one from Hyer Handmade. When I saw Elizabeth's versions of the Charlotte skirt I knew I had to make a mini one! 

This is actually my third version of the pattern and the one I love the most. I will document my other versions soon! My first thought when I saw the pattern was a suede skirt! I had this camel colored suede fabric in my stash for a while now and I knew it would make a perfect Charlotte. I cut a size 10/14 with no alterations except shortening it. The drafting, as well as the instructions are amazing. Really clear and a perfect, quick make, even for beginners. Once you start making them, you really can't stop!

For the top I used the Mandy boat tee pattern from Tessuti patterns. I really love this pattern! The fit is relaxed and comfortable and with only 3 pattern pieces it comes together in less that 1 hour! I've been making this tops like crazy lately! I used a beautiful, soft black bamboo jersey for this one and lately it's all I want to wear!

And with this make, let the fall sewing begin! What are you starting your fall sewing with?

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