I still had fabric lying about from the last couple of projects. And while I was about to fold and shelve the pieces, I decided to just use it instead.
This is the patent leather from Mood Fabrics that I used for this skirt. I liked it so much that I decided to make a patent leather t-shirt. I used Vogue 8840, view A.
This top went together really easy. The only alteration I made was a FBA... didn't want to have that "smushed uniboob" look! I really love this designs welt seams. They scream, "Let me be leather or suede!"
It's a simple pullover top with a cute little neck slit opening with a hook and eye closure. I fused the hems for a cleaner look.
***Sidenote: When ironing leather/faux leather, I always use a pressing cloth with no steam.
For my simple, single-seam pencil skirt (fabric cut on the fold, based on the your waist measurement with negative ease, with an elastic waist), I used the last yard of leftover red ponte knit from Mood Fabrics that I used for these pants.
I layered my top over a black long-sleeve knit top, added opaque tights and patent leather booties and my pea coat.