My wonderful boyfriend and I were invited to a wedding reception for family friends of his at their absolutely stunning house in the Berkeley hills last weekend. They had been engaged for 12 years and finally went to the courthouse to make it official at the end of last year. This was a celebration with their family and friends and I was honored to be included. 

Of course, I took this as an opportunity to make myself a new skirt. We were definitely the most dressed up people there, but that’s not a bad thing! It was a really beautiful celebration of an amazing union in one of the coolest and most unique houses I’ve ever seen. 

I ended up making a pleated circle skirt (extra full) with a wide waist band and inseam side pockets made from a cotton ginkgo leaf batik fabric. 

I didn’t end up getting any photos of the skirt the day of the party, so here are my quick attempts at work while the baby was napping!