Recently, I went to one of my favorite stores here in Hannover. It is called Hallhuber and is a German brand I think. They always have very sheek clothes, very fancy and perfect for people working in office environment. I always want to get everything they have, but the style does not really fit my lifestyle right now (kids, master thesis writing, no job etc.) One thing I noticed however this time was all the cute little skirts they had. I am talking about above the knee length skirts, straight, flared, full, pleated, in various colors, patterns and plaids.
I really liked all of them. But each time I laid my eyes on a different skirt, admiring it and then inevitably looking at the price tag I thought to myself: I could so easily make that skirt in a few hours for half the price. Because when you make a simple skirt like that you don’t need much fabric, less than a meter is enough. Throw in a zipper and matching thread and you are good to go. I mean, just look at some of these styles.
If you have a good, basic skirt pattern it would be so easy to make a gorgeous little skirt. I also love that styling, when you have a pretty skirt as the center and wear it with black tights and a black top. I just think you can not go wrong there…
And I also really loved the next one. It’s black and I feel right now that I really need a black skirt. I find this one really cute, the flare is just awesome. I guess its just a half or quarter circle added joined to a basic skirt pattern at the hip. Sounds easy enough, right?