As you can tell, I'm having a love affair with faux leather. I wish I had some place locally to purchase authentic skins -- I like to touch! If I did, I would sure buy some. I still may take a chance on ordering. But for now, I'm working with faux and copying trendy items that I've been fawning over.
This time I decided to make an elongated crocodile embossed faux leather skirt. I've been seeing lots of fashions made from skins with exorbitant price tags. But since I sew, I don't need to take a small business loan out to have something "similar" to the looks I love.
This time my inspired look was taken from Marc Jacobs and Anne Klein:
Instead of using a pattern, this project is actually an upcycling. These were faux croc embossed pants that were in my closet. I re-discovered them a few weeks ago while cleaning my closet it out. They were headed to the donation pile and I saw that Marc Jacobs skirt in a magazine. The pants already had the waistband in tact and a side invisible zipper. All I need to do was rip open the inseams and sew center front and back seams. I then cut it off to the appropriate length and hemmed it.
And just like with the prior project, I pressed the seams open using a warm iron and a pressing cloth.
This was another quick project that I could get in for Fall.