Autumn Wardrobe | Red Wool Moss Skirt

The first Autumn Wardrobe garment is complete! This is the Moss Mini Skirt with the hem band attached in self fabric (View B). Unfortunately I didn’t realize that I had creased the skirt so badly by working in it all afternoon before I took the photos, so just ignore that part. I’m pretty into this skirt, it feels a little more formal than my regular wardrobe, something about the wool and longer length. I was recently locked out of my apartment in leggings with holes, a ratty cardigan and a slightly oversized Obama shirt so perhaps this is a good thing.

Luke is out of town again, Europe this time, so I was forced to do the tripod self timer photos which do not look so great, but oh well. I’ve gotten addicted to photo quality of the 5D with expensive lenses and then find myself disappointed that my point and shoot can’t handle my low light indoor situation as well. I had to take a million photos because I was having pets jumping in and out of the photos left and right. These girls are cray.

The Details
Skirt | Moss Mini Skirt, view B, Fabric from Mood
Shirt | Tiny Pocket Tank, Fabric from Mood
Cardigan | Gap
Boots | Rachel Comey

I think this is going to be a pretty versatile piece for fall to winter and I can see it pairing well with a lot of my wardrobe. I love love love the pocket fabric, I bought it as lining for my cape and stole a little bit for this project. I just cut out the grey version with liberty scrap pockets from my wardrobe plan today and can’t wait to sew that up. Personally I think this looks good with my favorite moccasins as well, but I thought I would fancy it up a bit for the blog. Plus after months of it being WAY too warm to wear these shoes I could not resist popping them on for the shoot.

I also used this skirt to photograph the Moss sewing tutorial and after I had finished and uploaded the photos I found that the instructions for the waistband and hem band were corrupted. The skirt is done now so I’m not sure when I’ll get to re-photograph them but I’ll be posting the photos I do have soon, sorry about that!

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14 Responses to Autumn Wardrobe | Red Wool Moss Skirt

  1. Almond Rock says:

    Oh yeah. I’m afraid I love this version more than the green. It’s just what I’ve been dreaming for myself! What wool mix did you use?

  2. Molly says:

    Great skirt! I love the hem band!

  3. sallie says:

    Its such a great everyday skirt! I love the red wool and the pocket lining – and your comey boots!!

  4. paunnet says:

    I love the longer lenght! Congrats for the new release, I’ll definitely add this pattern to my wish list. Black white and red is a combo I love and it’s perfect with those shoes.

  5. Caitlin says:

    That’s a great red and of course awesome pattern 🙂 Love that plaid on the inside! I hear you on dressing better… but it’s so hard when one is at home and there’s nobody but the pets to impress.

  6. Emma Lawson says:

    Beautiful skirt! And I love it with that tiny pocket tank! Makes me want to make both for my own fall wardrobe.

  7. Jacinta says:

    The red is awesome … and like the length too.

  8. gingermakes says:

    This is so cute!! I thought I was sold on a gray skirt, but now this red tempts me…

  9. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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  11. nettie says:

    Oh, I love this one more than the olive!! Great fit and style!!

  12. Julia says:

    I am sorry, this is an old post, but I have a question: I am looking all over for a tutorial how to line this skirt. I couldn’t figure it out by myself and I find that skirts and dress tend to cling to tights and leggings. Or could I wear a slip underneath (not sure that works with tight skirts)? Ir there is a tutorial, could you point me to it? Thanks in advance. My first Moss is here: But I am planning more.

  13. Janelle says:

    Hi, Jen: I am trying to make a fabric choice for this skirt. I happen to have a yard of 60″ wide wool melton left over from a home dec project. I am considering it for the moss skirt but I am worried that it will be too heavy when it comes to assembling the fly. In a perfect world I’d have fabric in the suiting (vs. coating) weight. I would really appreciate any thoughts/advice you have on this (perhaps some of the not-visible fly components could be cut from a lighter fabric)?

    • Jen says:

      I think it will most likely be too heavy for the fly, especially since it’s a real, not mock, fly. You could try converting it to a mock fly and see if that helps, or using a different fabric for the fly, but I’d be worried that it might be too thick to get a crisp line at the pockets and waistband. You’d definitely want to cut the interior waistband from a lighter fabric or consider some topstitching to keep things folded in place. Hope that helps!

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