I had an Inset Day today so I had some free time to create something new. I found this skirt on the Topshop website and I love it! However, it's £70, so I decided to make my own version.
I found some old black trousers (as you can see below) and used these as the base of the skirt.
I unpicked the seams so that I could sew the legs together to create a skirt. I also adjusted it to make sure it was the right size.
Then in order to create the panel I created a pattern (using newspaper) and used this to cut out some fabric and to cut it out of the trousers.
I then sewed the fabric onto the trouser fabric and joined the pieces together (as below).
Finally I had to hem the edges and create the panelled effect. The final skirt is below. As always there are many improvements I could have made (I'm a real perfectionist and there's always something I don't like about what I make!) such as the stitching and the panels but I'd say it was a pretty good job for 1/2 a day's work! (and it was free!)