Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What I'm Wearing | Paneled Pencil Skirt + Cable Knit Sweater!

I absolutely adore sweaters and pencil skirts.  It's such a great way to quickly look pulled together and polished.  
The sweater is from my closet.  And the skirt is Vogue 8603.  I originally made a denim pencil skirt from this pattern a few years ago.
When I bought this sweater knit fabric from Mood Fabrics.com, I had something else in mind for it.  But as it turns out from time to time, an online fabric purchase is exactly what you thought it would be.  I wanted to use the fabric for an actual sweater.  But it felt too heavy for the pullover sweater that I had in mind.  But nevertheless, I made it work into some entirely different.  This paneled skirt.
I used the sweater knit and black ponteroma knit from my stash.  I still added a zipper, but omitted the vent. Instead of this being a total loss and just another piece of fabric clogging up my stash, I "made it work".  I think it was a great save and cool wardrobe addition for this fall.

42 comments:

  1. Awesome skirt and like the pairing with a cable sweater.

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  2. I love the panels, I might need to get this pattern and whip up a skirt for myself!

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    1. Thanks DWJ... you should!

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  3. Nice skirt I love the effect of the panels against the black.

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  4. I love that skirt! Very inspiring!

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  5. Gorgeous panel in the skirt! The colours really pop against the black sides.

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  6. I totally love this, and I totally might copy lol!

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    1. Thanks Candice... you should!

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  7. You did make it work and it rocks.

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  8. Well done Erica...I love the colors!

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  9. Fantastic look and I love the paneled skirt. Your shoes are the perfect special piece.

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  10. Too cute Erica! What a very creative skirt! Love the combinations because you could wear this with so many colors! Great choices here!

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  11. Love the simplicity of the skirt. It pops! Also, those shoes are so perfect!

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  12. I love this fabric in this skirt. I would never have put the two together.

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  13. Gorgeous skirt! I love how you paired it with the sweather...it really brings out the colors in the panel portion.

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  14. Love this combo. Great use of the colorful knit fabric.

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  15. I just pinned a panelled pencil skirt the other day, I thought it would be a great way to use up smaller bits of fabric. Yours looks great, it will work with so many tops.

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  16. I love this skirt pattern too. Love the combination of fabrics with the blue sweater. Great look.

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  17. Hey Erica! I'm doing some Sunday blog reading so you'll see multiple comments from me today!! Anyway, I love the idea of the knit skirt! I saw a beautiful version in one of these mail order catalogs that randomly show it in my mailbox and I thought I'd make a super easy one-seam quicky version out of a heavy stretchy sweater knit. I was also thinking about making a version similar to yours with ponte and faux leather!Yes, m'ammm! lol Though I've never worked with faux leather before. That being said I love your version!
    -Su

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  18. This skirt is great!!!!! Love it

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  19. You look fantastic. What a fun skirt!!! You hair is giving me so much life. Love it.

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  20. I really like the idea of the sweater panel. I am adding this to my inspiration board :-) work it girl!!!

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