Spring Wardrobe - No. 6 Long Pleated Skirt

Here is the final piece of my Spring Wardrobe. You might remember this striped skirt from my inspiration moodboard. I loved the length and color of that striped skirt. It's kind of cool when you can identify the direct inspiration for something, isn't it? The length seems just perfect for Spring, not too short so you'll stay warm but still floaty and fun. It can be worn with boots or strappy sandals, depending on the weather – perfect for fickle Spring temperatures.

This skirt was actually the first one I started from the Spring Wardrobe but somehow it took longer to make than anything else. I drafted the pattern myself using my pleated skirt tutorial. I made a rookie mistake early on, confusing the sides edges with the top and bottom. So, I had to do some seam ripping but after that it went pretty smoothly. I used an invisible zipper and included a lining. At first, I had the length of the skirt going to just a few inches above my ankle. But after wearing it I decided that it should be shortened to just a few inches below the knee. 

Here I'm wearing the skirt with my Spring Wardrobe No. 2 tank top. The skirt would also work with my No. 1 tank and the No. 3 drape drape top. It's such a great basic. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I know you're probably thinking the outfit looks kind of Western. Maybe it was those 2 or 3 years I spent horseback riding on weekends as a kid, but I just seem to always find myself dressed kind of country.

Above outfit:
Spring Wardrobe No. 2b - Blue Tank
Tortoise Cuff Bracelet (Similar to this and this)
Tooled Leather Belt (Mine is from J.Crew over 10 years ago and I still love it. Similar to this, this and this.)
Knee High Wedge Boots (Mine are from Payless Shoes but I can't find them on their site now. Similar to these and these.)

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