DIY Date Night // Sexy Sweater + Box Pleat Skirt by Style Sew Me


I’m so glad to be back to sewing for myself! I needed a quick win for date night and whipped up a box pleat skirt with pockets from my tutorial.

I envisioned a sexy navy sweater for this look and had begun draping. But time got away from me and I didn’t have time to finish it for when I wanted to wear it.

I’d originally posted my Vogue 9111 sweater about a year ago. And this sweater popped in my head! I’d since lost a little weight since making it, so it was even more oversized than the original fit.

So, I knotted the sweater and let it sit off my shoulders naturally. It was very similar to the look I was going for and it saved me some time. WIN!

The fabric of the sweater has since sold out, but I used a navy sweater knit which you should be able to find just about anywhere during this time of the year.

Can we talk about this skirt though? I used my fabric from Ankara and Lace, which I blogged about here. I really like this fabric, but I LOVED it when it became this skirt!

Check out Ankara and Lace here for more details about african fabric

My bag is from Love, Cortnie and my shoes are my favorite clearance finds from DSW that I’ve told you about a million times.


If you want to create this skirt without pockets, that tutorial is here.

If you want this skirt with pockets, that tutorial is here.

I have a HUGE closet purge coming up because it’s just time. I’ve actually already started pulling things here and there. But, that just means that I will making more conscious decisions on what I buy and what I make.

My fall/winter sewing list is already full, so I can’t wait to share that with you!


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