I knew immediately it would be my second leather project after my pink leather skirt. I decided this time to use some faux leather instead, mainly because I did not want to spend the money for the amount of leather it would take to make this skirt. I bought some black pleather from MJTrends. I decided that since this was only my second time sewing "leather" I did want to tackle as many pleats as my inspiration skirt has. I looked through some of my old Burda magazines and found BWOF 2-2007-110 (the skirt pic below)
I sewed it straight from the instructions without any alterations except for omitting the belt loops and belt. The skirt has a half lining which I made out of some navy blue polyester lining fabric. I used a size 14 microtex needle for sewing and used scotch tape on the bottom of my sewing foot to imitate a teflon foot. I did manage to get up the courage to topstitch the pleats part of the way down. I had gained a little more courage since my previous leather project., but still not enough to do the invisible zipper the pattern called for. I did an exposed zipper instead.Erica. I have really been enjoying her fashion posts and this one gave me great inspiration.
After seeing her polka dot blouse, I remembered I had one in my closet that I bought at Walmart several years ago.
shoes: Payless (knock offs of Christian Louboutin Helmut)
I had the most trouble keeping my shirt tucked in
Until next time, Happy Sewing!!