Friday, December 05, 2008

Wool Plaid Traveling Skirt

When I was at Denver Fabrics last summer, I saw a lovely wool plaid there on the clearance tables and thought that it would make for a lovely bias cut skirt. Unfortunately the squares aren't perfectly squared and I didn't have enough yardage that my pattern called for anyway, so I just made it into a simple a-line skirt with a side zipper.


It makes for a perfect traveling skirt. Especially when you travel in the winter months and have to fly in cold airplanes! I simply wore a white turtleneck and a black wool peacoat (is that what they're called?) along with it, but I think it would look smart wearing a grey vest with it and maybe some comfortable old-fashioned heels, would it not? =)

11 comments:

YayaOrchid said...

I love that color of plaid! I'm sure it looks lovely as a skirt. Hope you post more pics of it.

Rachel said...

I like it--very nice.

Ruth Ann said...

I love plaids, especially ones made into skirts and on the bias! :) I hope you'll post a picture of the whole thing, it looks very nice.

Laura said...

Very pretty! I love plaid skirts for autumn and winter. Reminds me I have some wool plaid in my stash, too... :-)

Cheri said...

A "thankyou" to each of you! If I wear it again here I'll be sure to take a better picture, but otherwise I'll probably wear it when I go back home in a couple weeks.

Crystal said...

Absolutely lovely!

Sarah Jane said...

It is so lovely! I love plaids and that one looks especially cozy for winter. And so versatile, too!

Zebu said...

Cheri,

Very nice! It looks warm, cozy, AND comfortable. I love winter clothing. :)

Gem said...

Very cute. But...comfortable heels?! Is there such a thing?! :)

Cheri said...

You ladies are so sweet! =) Thankyou.

Zebu, I love winter clothing too! My favorites right now are a turtleneck, a cozy vest, and a warm corduroy skirt.

Gem, I had to laugh. =D I suppose not, although the kind of heeled shoes I have *look* a whole lot more comfortable than ones with a 4 inch spike. =)

Madeleine said...

I love this!! When ever I see a young lady dressed like this, it makes me soo happy!

Great wool.