Summer Pocket Skirt {Anthropologie inspired}

12:16 PM

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Summer really isn't quite here for us yet.  We still have to have the heater on, disgusting I know.  I tried to leave the heater off in defiance, but it got down to 60 degrees and with my little kids we turned the heat back on...even though it is mid-June!!

Anyway, I hate wearing pants.  I always have.  I would wear dresses all year round as a kid and it was a constant battle with my mom forcing me to wear pants.  Obviously as an adult I wear pants and I'm fine, but I prefer skirts, especially with post baby body.  A stretchy sizeless skirt always sounds good these days--even better if it has pockets.  I have a thing for dresses/ skirts with pockets.
So I wanted to make a few more casual skirts for summer, preferably with pockets and remembered this knit skirt from Anthropologie:
First of all, it looked comfortable, had the stretchy shirred waistband, and had the HUGE pockets!  But maybe they're too huge.  I also didn't love that the skirt was made with knit as the pockets would stretch and the skirt would be more likely to cling.
So mine is out of a cotton/ poly cheap blend.  The pockets don't dip quite so low, and the skirt is longer to cover my bum when I sit down.

The deep pockets are supported by the waistband so all my stuff won't weigh it down or pull the front of the skirt weird.

I've worn it a few times and have loved the pockets!  Because the waistband gets scrunched so much in the shirring process, it makes the pockets bell out a bit, but not saggy like the Anthropologie skirt.

We took our son to see and ride the "real" Thomas a few weekends ago for his 3rd birthday.

The pockets were so handy to drop tickets, keys, money, etc. in so I didn't have to dig around in my purse.  The skirt is comfortable and casual enough I didn't feel dressed up--maybe the fact nothing matches helped too.



I think I'll have to make a few more in different colors to get me through this summer.  I'm working on a tutorial so you can enjoy some pocketed skirts too! (not sure when I'll have it ready exactly)



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20 comments

  1. I don't know what I'm more excited about-the skirt or THE REAL THOMAS! lol. My son loves Thomas, but living in Washington state, means we don't get to see him :(

    Awesome skirt, and it seems like it would be easy enough AND looks just like the Anthro one! Nice job!!

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  2. Can't WAIT for the tutorial. This is fabulous!!!!!! Great job :)

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  3. Love, love, love!!! I only wear skirts and I can not wait for the tutorial! The skirt looks great on you btw!

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  4. I love it and that's my kind of skirt. Can't wait for the tute!

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  5. I am SO IMPRESSED--that is spot on-- only you make it look GOOD!

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  6. Looking forward to this tutorial! I am pregnant and have one skirt like this (sadly without pockets) and live in it.

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  7. Oh!! I am so excited! I can't wait for a tutorial on this! Hurry before summer's over! :)

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  8. i love your skirt. I do like the placement of your pockets. I too need pockets, anything I make for myself or even for kids, i always add pockets.
    Look forward to the tutorial!

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  9. Every mama I know values a good pocket! Great skirt, the shirring looks so comfy and flattering!

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  10. i would love a tutorial. your skirt looks really cute and easy to make. i am still dealing with the postpartum weight loss too. i could surely use more skirts!

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  11. This is GREAT...so looking forward to your TUT. I am hoping to wear more skirts this summer.

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  12. You must be in Washington too! Every morning our heat kicks on...IN JUNE. *sigh*
    Great skirt! I hope the weather gets nice enough to wear it:)
    ~Michelle

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  13. I hope you get a chance to make a tutorial...I would love skirt like this!

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  14. Looks like a comfy skirt. We're in northern Idaho and are still using our heater on occasion too.

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  15. this is such a fabulous skirt!! great job :)

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  16. perfect! i completely understand the post baby body woes. nothing fits! and i always forget about nursing friendly clothes! excited for the pattern.... but maybe you should just make one and give it away ;o)

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  17. Can't wait for the tutorial on this! I am beginning bulging baby belly that this would work perfectly for too! I'm going to make myself a few colors!

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  18. Pretty! I love this look and like seeing something new with shirring that might actually be flattering on a saggy, wrinkling mom of three. :)

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  19. Here is another skirt that looks exactly like this one!!! It's from Downeast Basics.

    http://www.downeastbasics.com/likeadreamskirt.aspx

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  20. Oh so cute! Love this skirt...

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