I don’t know about you, but my Fall wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful classic tweed piece. Luckily, Mood Fabrics always has us covered! For this project, I used one of Mood’s multi-faceted metallic tweeds that’s highlighted with shimmering threads and multi-colored yarns. As always, a great way to showcase such an intricate fabric is to use a simple silhouette like our Aspen Skirt free sewing pattern. This fitted pencil skirt was quickly updated with a matching self-belt, making it ready for any ensemble. Try wearing it with a chunky cropped sweater and sneakers for a cool back to school look! You could even style it with a flowy blouse for a day at the office. Let us know if you plan on making any tweed pieces this fall.
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
For our Aspen Skirt Redux, we simply added a belt to the already fabulous design.
Measure out the length of your waist by wraping your tape measure around your waist. Place it right above your hips and just below your belly button. Make sure to leave a little slack for inserting the belt through the buckle. Once you have a comfortable fit, transfer that measurement to your pattern paper. For my belt, I will be using a 2″ buckle so I will make the width 2″. Finish by adding a 1/2″ seam allowance all around. This will be the easiest way to make the pattern for your belt.