DIY Striped Gathered Skirt

A couple of weeks ago, I made this simple, easy to do, gathered skirt. I didn't use a pattern for this skirt. It's literally a rectangle and a waistband. As you can see, I added pockets and there is an invisible zipper in the back.

The fabric of choice is this striped stretch cotton. This fabric is easy to cut and sew. I liked the slight stretch in this fabric and plan on making more fitted garments out of my leftovers. The stripes remind me of Beetlejuice, so I want to make some pants with it. Hehehe. 

To spice up black and white, I added my pearl chain combo I got from Kohls (on sale, woot!). I chose my red Steve Madden Proto pumps I shared in my shoe haul post.

I liked the idea of this skirt, but I'm not in love with the fit. I think it could be more snug around the waistline. Since it's a stretch cotton, I think it could have worked well. With the bulk of the gathering and the slightly oversized waistband, I think it added too much bulk around my midsection.

That's all for today! Be blessed!

PS - Say goodbye to that beautiful tree. We lost it last week in a storm. WAAAAAH!


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