During my houndstooth obsession of 2009, I purchased this houndstooth wool on etsy. It’s so super thick and has been taking up so much space on my fabric shelf. I thought about getting rid of it the other day. But instead I had a sudden burst of inspiration and 20 minutes later it was this, a wool skirt. It’s so warm! I found these houndstooth tights at Target. Wool skirts and tights are a favorite winter combo. So warm and cozy!
I used my tutorial for making a gathered paper bag skirt, just with yardage instead of a sheet. And I didn’t a-line it, just straight. I used the whole piece of fabric, which I think was a little more than a yard…so it’s super billowy!
oh Kate I love this skirt :o) I so wish I could sew like you…and I wish I had a sewing machine….
It is super cute! I would totally pair it next time with a good belt to give you more waist definition! and I think it would help give more of the paper bag look cause you can really pull fabric up the top! Okay, I’m annoying. But seriously, you are so talented!
like the skirt tights combo
Love the wool! Next time you feel the need to just get rid of some fabulous fabric I can send you my mailing address. ;)
Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE wool and houndstooth What’s there NOT to say about it… It is simply the best… You look adorable!! Oh and LOVE the tights
Whitney & Devin
Oh my goodness look how cute! I love it and you look fantastic!
Beautiful, love the fabric!!!
Love the ruffly waistband. You’re so creative!
that is one amazing skirt and one adorable outfit! it would also look really festive paired with a red top. love it!
Thank goodness you didn’t toss the fabric. This skirt is too cute! perfect for winter. I’d love for you to link up to my Feature Friday Linky Party
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I agree with Meaghan, a belt would so complete your outfit.
awesome skirt made even awesomer by your tights!
So cute! Love it, and your blog!