This skirt is a long time coming, guys. When I finally made my mind up to recreate a skirt that I’d long loved on my Pinterest boards, the Anna Dress came to mind immediately. I scoured Instagram and blogs looking to see if anyone had made a skirt version, and I surprisingly could not find one anywhere! Why aren’t more of us using this absolutely gorgeous pattern to make incredible maxi skirts??? See how I brought pinspiration to life with the Anna pattern here!
Can you believe this fabric sat on my shelf for 7 months before I finally sewed it up into this dress? I ordered this fabric when I was in my first trimester, and planned to make it into this Lodo Dress. I didn’t intend to make any maternity modifications – if you are new to my blog, go back to some of my maternity posts to learn more about that! – and when I finally had the time to sew this, I realized that this fabric didn’t have enough give to fit comfortably over my belly! So I abandoned that plan for another time. Here’s how it turned out, many months later!!
By now, I think we all know that Deer & Doe create absolutely beautiful and well-designed patterns. Last spring, I had the pleasure of sewing up a beautiful Nenuphar Kimono in collaboration with their spring pattern releases, and this year I was so honored to be asked to participate again! This time around, I had the opportunity to sew up the Agave Skirt. This pattern is really interesting – it is a woven wrap skirt that can be finished with a facing, or made to be reversible. The main pattern feature is an asymmetrical hem line… Which you may notice that my skirt does not have. This lack of the absolute main design feature was not my intention when I began working on this skirt.
When I get a vision in my head, I don’t let go of it very easily, and these pink Portobello Trousers are a testament to that tenacity. I purchased this fabric from IndieSew alongside a beautiful cupro jersey in my favorite shade of fern green. For some reason, I always get excited to make something green to wear on St. Patty’s Day, and I knew that the cupro jersey would make a really great Adrienne Blouse to wear this year. This rayon crepe was available on IndieSew at the time, and the colors complemented that fern green so well that I couldn’t resist making an outfit out of it. A few hiccups and unexpected issues (and inches!!) later…. Here are my Portobello Trousers!