Ok, I know I have to find some other source of inspiration than etsy, all the time, but I'm on a roll here. I eyed this skirt a long time ago in sohomode's shop, and it sat there for a while without getting picked up and I thought, is everyone crazy, because this skirt is totally fantastic! So bold! I didn't buy it because of the whole no shopping for Lent thing. Plus, the original skirt was way too small for me.
But months later when someone finally snapped it up, I was crushed! I still wanted it. So I messaged Louise Hedley, the designer, and she very gamely let me know that she had found just one last scrap of fabric just like this one (it was supposed to be one-of-a-kind) and could make it up in my measurements. After a lot of back and forth on what, exactly, my measurements were, I finally dropped the payment today. $60 for a bespoke skirt, I think, especially "limited edition" like this, is not bad at all. I love the contrast of purple belt and bright yellow geometric print, and as long as I was ordering custom, I asked Louise if she could find a lime green fabric to use as the lining, because that would be fun!
Louise makes this pencil skirt in a range of prints and fabrics... check out the link above. As for me, I am thinking of asking Louise for a knee length, simple A-line red tartan wool skirt (yes I'm already thinking of fall), cut on a bias.