I first fell in love with midi skirts last year, and I am so glad the trend has stuck around. In my opinion, midi skirts can stick around forever and I’ll be happy with it! So in honor of the first theme of #MeMadeFall2017 being autumn appropriate midi skirts, I thought it the perfect opportunity to highlight this awesome plaid midi skirt I made for autumn 2016!
As you’ve seen, the theme of the month from September 22nd through October 21st is the midi skirt. One of the greatest things about choosing a fairly broad topic is that you have the freedom to customize your makes to suit your wardrobe and your style! My favorite thing about sharing makes online is seeing how someone can use the same idea, same pattern, or same fabric and make up something completely different than anyone else simply by how they choose to customize it.
As an alternative to Charlie’s gorgeous fall button up midi, and my previously posted autumn circle skirt, today I want to show you guys an awesome pleated plaid midi skirt that simply screams autumn. If you’re not in the mood for a cozy cardigan and some apple pie, this skirt will get you there.
I originally made this skirt last year, inspired by a post I’d found on Pinterest linking back to a post from the Sara Project. After seeing this awesome DIY, I figured “Hey, I could probably do that!” and popped into my local JoAnn to find the perfect autumn plaid. A funny thing I noticed when revisiting this skirt this year – at the time, I was still very much learning to sew, and was completely oblivious to the awesome sewing blogs that existed throughout the internet. The Sara Project is one of my favorites now, but I only just rediscovered her within the past few months!! I followed her DIY tutorial within the blog post (which I would definitely recommend, if you are interested in making one of your own!) and whipped up a skirt worthy of a Thanksgiving Feast.
I wore this our annual Friendsgiving get together last year, and to be quite honest, I felt a little frumpy in it! I’m not sure what it was about how I styled it, but I just don’t think it quite worked on me. I was hesitant to pull it back out again this year, but I’m so happy that I did.
This time around, I styled it with one of my recently made Ogden cami’s. This one is made out of a fabulous sanded satin that I picked up at JoAnn in an attempt to build sme handmade basics into my wardrobe. I think that the delicate frame of the Ogden pairs perfectly with the bold plaid and deep colors of this skirt. I certainly don’t feel the slightest bit frumpy in this outfit, and can’t wait to wear it all through the season this year.
How about you guys at home? Is anyone else indulging in all of the autumn midi skirt possibilities? I’d love to see some of your creations!! If you’re playing along this month, use the #MeMadeFall2017 tag on instagram so we can all see your great makes! In the meantime, I have plans for more autumn me-mades and some delicious soup. Maybe the weather will actually get cool enough for it soon!!
- XX Elizabeth