It took me a year to finally make this vision a reality… And another year to post it!! I’d been eyeing cute button up skirts since autumn of 2018, and actually purchased this pattern back in November 2018 after seeing Cassie over at https://lilyshinecreates.com/ make a couple great versions! I’d been holding onto it, just waiting for the right fabric to come along, when I finally found the perfect match last November!
I’d always had a corduroy version in mind, thinking I’d want to go with either a cinnamon or crimson hue. I knew both would get a good amount of wear, as I pretty much consider both of these to be neutrals. When Minerva offered me this baby cord fabric to work with, I was thrilled. I ultimately chose the crimson, because I knew it would be perfect not only for everyday wear, but especially for OU gameday gear (crimson and cream are our colors!).
Since sewing this beauty up, it has gotten just as much wear as I anticipated. I finished it the night before our 2019 Friendsgiving celebration, and then repeated the outfit for our family Thanksgiving meal. It was perfect for 2019 Christmas season festivities in our little downtown, and was worn while watching two big OU football games – the Big 12 Championship (which we won!), and the National Championship Playoffs (which didn’t turn out as great). It got closeted for a bit over the warmer months, but has made a reappearance this football season and will definitely be getting plenty of wear this month.
I’m enjoying pairing it with so many sweaters in my closet. I’ve tried it with a couple of chunky sweaters in blush and ivory tones, as well as a couple of more casual gameday tees. This sand colored sweater is my favorite combination, I loved the shape of the big sleeves paired with the slightly flared skirt! It is great with boots, but also looks super cute with flats or tennis shoes. My sister-in-law gifted me some white chucks last year for Christmas, and they look super cute with this skirt for a more casual take!
More details on this fabric and pattern pairing can be found over on the Minerva blog! Pop on over and take a look… While you’re at it, I’d definitely recommend picking up some of this great fabric. There are about 30 different colors to choose from!
Thanks for reading my thoughts on this pattern! The fabric used for this post was provided to me by Minerva in exchange for photos of my finished garments posted on their website. The pattern was purchased by me. All words and opinions expressed throughout this post are my own, as always. Links provided throughout this post may be affiliate links – if you choose to purchase any products through these links, I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you. This simply helps me justify the costs of my sewing habit and the time it takes to share it with you!! Happy Sewing!
- XX Elizabeth