Faux Leather sleeved silk t shirt

leatherrsleevedtshirtHi everyone! I just finished this faux leather sleeve t shirt I made from a pattern block for a dartless t shirt.

However, I had to add a dart to the side when perfecting my pattern to get rid of the horrible armhole gap that occurs for bigger busted women like me. There will be more on adding a side dart to a pattern without a dart in a later post.

But I need your advice. I’m going to make a bottom to go with it.

I’m not sure whether I should make a pencil skirt or a fuller skirt.
Something like this:

Or something like this:

I’d love to hear your opinion!

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  1. says

    As much as I like the second fuller skirt, I think the first straighter skirt would really would be more compatible.

    I really love the top. I would never have thought of making faux leather sleeves.

  2. ltinuviel says

    I vote for the first skirt – its’ perfect for your top πŸ™‚
    I love the shirt πŸ™‚

  3. Judy says

    Although I like this particular pencil skirt I think a short fuller skirt would be fine. I don’t care for the style shown; maybe a plain waist one and in white. Love the top.

  4. says

    ‘Love the top! I was just looking at a pattern I have that is very similar to yours! Any sewing tips you can give for curvy girls would be greatly appreciated!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    I think for that top, I would prefer a pencil skirt.

  5. says

    Great work adding the faux leather sleeves. I’d go with the pencil skirt, it would really make the outfit look quite rock chick πŸ™‚

  6. says

    Everyone’s voting for the pencil skirt, but I’m casting a vote for the A-line. I think form fitting tops look so good with an A-line skirt to create the fit and flare silhouette. It makes your waist the focal point and makes you look tiny!

    I do, however, love the leather detailing on the pencil skirt, so it’s a great choice too!

  7. Carole says

    love the top, as asked before any tips for ‘curvy girl’ version Please

  8. Sharlyn says

    definitely pencil skirt. I think this would look great with the top, same fabric as the sleeves? very cool, can’t wait to see the entire outfit πŸ™‚

  9. cindy coven says

    Full skirt. I love the pencil skirt, but I think it’s too much with a fitted top. I think the pencil shirt should be paired with a nice white frilly shirt. Definitely think the full skirt would really hilite the shirt.

  10. judy says

    SO cute.. Love the leather sleeves.. perfect..
    Everyone is saying pencil skirt.. but I vote the
    red skirt..It would look so pretty on you..
    Can’t wait to see what you decide? Happy sewing.

  11. Sally King says

    Fuller skirt with narrow waist. The darling top needs to be the focus.

  12. says

    What a great way to make a simple silhouette look designer! I love this idea…for me the paisley does steal the show.

    Now about that skirt…popular vote, yours including, is for the pencil skirt I see. And it would create a long, lean line…very chic. But, the pleated A-line would look so dang cute!

    By the way, I’m really impressed with the direction your blog is going.

  13. joen says

    My vote is for the pencil skirt very classic and the leather trim gives it a modern twist. Love your t-shirt! Was it difficult in add the leather sleeve? Would love to know any sewing tips you found helpful in adding the sleeve. I just may have to make one myself!