I'm going to review two pieces here to complete this total outfit. For the first piece, I got this idea to make a designer skirt of my own and set out to find the perfect designer fabric. So I purchased this "alleged" designer fabric online at Fabric 4 Home. I'm pretty sure it's a knockoff and I don't know if they have any type of copyright sharing license or not...but I sure hope so because this fabric is beautiful!!!!
|Yes, it's "Faux" Louis Vuitton!!!|
Now the design...I sketched this idea I had of a skirt that would resemble a Louis Vuitton bag. It would include leather trim and buckles. Here's my sketch:
For the contrast trim on the skirt, I wanted to be leather just like the Louis Vuitton bag, so I purchased a very nice leather skin from Gorgeous Fabrics, it was on sale for only $20 per skin (I only needed 1). It's a very, very soft leather too (lamb skin)! They had the perfect Tan color I wanted which was awesome! Gorgeous Fabrics has quite a few other colors too! The buckles were purchased online from Mood Fabrics. Also, I fully lined this skirt using a brown rayon bemberg I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics.
So without further ado, here's my version of the way a "tasteful faux" Louis Vuitton Purse Skirt would look...
I absolutely love this skirt, it turned out just as I envisioned it! it was so easy to create too!
Now with something this cute (in my opinion), I needed to pair it with something equally as cute! So I chose this beautiful top from Burda Style 7369 view B (the pink one). When I first saw this pattern, I new I wanted to own one just like the cover photo. (I'll be making another one in a different pastel color for spring). This one I made in a white silk duponi with white silk chiffon for the ruffle. I lined it with white cotton (not sure why I didn't use bemberg!!) I specificaly chose white to pair with my "faux" Louis Vuitton skirt because my husband said he thought it would it compliment it better. He was so right! I do like the way the white top compliments the skirt!
This is an easy pattern to work with, however, the instructions were super confusing to me when trying to attach the last (left) front band. (I think the instructions in this section could have been written better). This section took the longest, because it took me a while to figure out what they were trying to say! I got so frustrated, I kept putting it down and it ultimately took me two days to complete just that little section! (Maybe it was just me!). There was a lot of hand work with it too because snap closures were recommended for the front and the front facings need to be slip stitched as well. But it turned out great....
So, now that you've seen my outfit, what do you think? Would you have purchased the "faux" Louis Vuitton fabric too??
Thanks for stopping by...Happy Sewing!