Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Special Project - Designer Skirt


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!!!
The likeness of the design is perfect, the fabric has the weight of a silk duponi (just a little heavier), it was truly nice to work with too. I definitely wanted to do this fabric justice and make something very tasteful!  Now I must say, I would never sell anything using this fabric or make anything for a client using this fabric, because I believe that would be unethical.  (Please correct me if I'm wrong!)  As far as I know, what I've done may be too...but I'm keeping this one!  There just won't be another created by me in these types of fabric, unless I know I've purchased the fabric from a licensed vendor.

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!






26 comments:

  1. Your design is a power statement! I love the design and think you did a marvelous job. Love the blouse too.

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  2. Super cute outfit. The skirt is absolutely fabulous!

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  3. Your skirt looks great! Isn't it great knowing NO ONE will have a skirt like yours! Good job!

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  4. Great outfit! I like how you used the fabric and the leather together.

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  5. That outfit is fabulous!!! I have never heard of that fabric site. I will be checking it out.

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  6. Beautiful pieces! Very creative skirt, and I love that blouse on you.

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  7. Absolutely MESMERIZING skirt and blouse and even more so on you! You are truly an inspiration :-)

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  8. Truly a great looking skirt and blouse. I am going to have to try that Burda pattern. The white blouse goes very well with the skirt.

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  9. Wow! What a fantastic skirt, very creative indeed.

    Christiana
    sewamausing.blogspot.com

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  10. O to the M to the G!!! What a beautiful skirt! You did a fantastic job of bringing your vision to pass. And, yes, I would have purchased the fabric~ you're not reselling it. That top was perfect for your skirt. Your husband was absolutely right about the white.
    Thank you for sharing this pattern for the top, I have a couple of pieces of fabric that would work from this pattern.
    Girl, you have skills! I LOVE your ensemble. You should be so proud to have a one-of-a-kind!

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  11. I ditto *Alethia, Girllllll, that skirt is Fabu. You did a wonderful job. I love the top as well.

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  12. That is completely HOT!!! I'm going to that site and order me up some!!

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  13. I LOVE!!!!! You did such a wonderful job, and your creativity really shines here! I wouldn't be surprised if Louis called you ; )

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  14. Yay! I love your skirt! ;D LOL I am so glad that you did the Burda review. I bought this pattern and was hoping someone would review it soon. It turned out beautiful! Great job!

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  15. Your skirt is fabulous! Very creative.

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  16. Wow! Nice skirt, super creative. and that burda blouse is prettier than I imagined on the cover. I want it.

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  17. That skirt is fierce and I love the blouse you put with it. Your husband has good taste. You are rockin that outfit.

    Beautiful job!

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  18. Great skirt! I'd not even seen this pattern before! Thanks for the review!

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  19. Awesome Skirt... beautifully made and looks great with the top... Again... Awesome!!

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  20. Wow, I am so impressed with the execution of your skirt design. Very creative! I LOVE the Burda blouse too. It is so gorgeous and you look fantastic in the whole ensemble!

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  21. Great creation of the skirt and paired well with the beautiful blouse You looked Great in it

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  22. Skirts is one of my favorite garment. You did a terrifc job with the fabric.

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  23. Very creative and wonderfully executed.Love it.

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  24. The skirt? Pack it up and send it to me. (cheese) I want it!!!!

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  25. Great outfit. Love, love the ruffles.

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