Flawless: How to Rock the McCalls 8149 Skirt with Confidence

African-American woman walking at the mall in a Michael Kors short-sleeved sweater wearing McCall's 8149

McCalls 8149 is on my table for all the right reasons. If you are new to Sewing for My Sanity, you might not know how much I love dresses and skirts, but I love them, even in the winter. Skirts are versatile wardrobe pieces that almost every woman needs. 

Ladies, get ready to turn heads and make a bold fashion statement with McCall’s 8149 Leather Skirt! This trendy and flawless piece is the ultimate addition to your wardrobe, exuding confidence and sophistication. 

More on that at the end when we discuss how to style this skirt.

Pattern Features of #SterlingMcCalls

McCalls 8149 is a skirt with three views. Its sleek and form-fitting design hugs your curves in all the right places, accentuating your femininity and highlighting your confident personality. Whether for a casual day look or a glamorous evening ensemble, McCall’s 8149 Skirt effortlessly takes your outfit to the next level. Simple but a beauty, we have three differently designed skirts and views. Potentially a five-pocket stunner, this skirt is ready for all your fun adventures. Also, there are two skirt lengths, which helps petite sewists like myself. The back of the skirt can be made with or without pockets.  

Non-stop on choices, you can sew #SterlingMcCalls with or without a back vent, and my favorite feature is the view with the separating front zipper in place of the zipper fly.

Fabric and notion choices

We need a stable woven fabric for this creatively designed skirt sewing pattern. As much as I love knit fabric, I’ll save it for another pattern. The model on the pattern envelope looks like the model might be wearing red or faux leather. Other options include twill and, of course, denim.  Maybe you could use sequin fabrics, but this would be a major challenge and only for the most skilled sewists.

Here are some excellent places to buy quality faux leather:

Britex Fabrics, San Francisco 

Mood Fabrics, New York or Los Angeles

Joann Fabrics, local stores, seasonal 

Melanated Fabrics, Atlanta, GA (check out my review of the brick-and-mortar here)

Notions matter for this pattern. Just like buttons, the entire project’s look and feel can change.  

Let’s face it: finding quality notions is a tough job.

Sewing skill level for McCalls 8149

  • Topstitching
  • Sewing a skirt vent
  • Sewing a mock fly front
  • Sewing a patch pocket

How to style M8149

Featuring a versatile design, you can pair this leather skirt with a casual t-shirt for a chic and edgy look or easily dress it up with a blouse and heels for a night out. Its timeless appeal ensures you’ll be stepping out in style for years. 

Embrace your inner fashionista and confidently rock the McCall’s 8149 Leather Skirt. Get ready to slay the fashion game and leave a lasting impression wherever you go.

Why the McCall’s 8149 leather skirt is a fashion staple

The McCall’s 8149 sewing pattern stands out from the rest regarding fashion staples. Its timeless appeal and versatile design make it a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. Combining high-quality leather and impeccable craftsmanship ensures this skirt will last for years.

The McCall’s 8149 skirt is more than just a trendy item. From casual to formal, this skirt can easily be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Pair it with a simple t-shirt and sneakers for a chic and effortless daytime look, or dress it up with a blouse and heels for a night out. The possibilities are endless, and McCall’s 8149 skirt is here to elevate your style game.

Choosing the right size and fit for your body type

Finding the perfect fit is essential when confidently rocking McCall’s 8149 skirt. The skirt is available in various pattern sizes, ensuring an option for every body type.

You must accurately measure your waist, hips, and length to determine the correct size. The McCall’s 8149 skirt has a form-fitting design, so choosing a size that hugs your curves without being too tight is crucial. Remember, comfort is vital when feeling confident in your outfit.

I thought the skirt was too long and matronly, so after lots of photos in the mirror and taking this skirt on and off, I decided to fit the bottom for my size and shape.

If you need clarification on your size or in-between sizes, it’s always a good idea to size up and grade the pattern.

African American Women wearing McCalls 8149 faux leather brown skirt standing on grass

Accessorizing the McCall’s 8149 leather skirt

The McCall’s 8149 skirt is a statement piece, but accessorizing can take your outfit to the next level. Here are some tips on how to accessorize this fashion-forward skirt

1. Statement Belt: Add a statement belt to cinch in your waist and create an hourglass silhouette. Opt for a wide belt with intricate details or a bold color to make a statement.

2. Chunky Jewelry: Pair McCall’s 8149 skirt with chunky jewelry to add a touch of glamour to your look. A statement necklace or a stack of bangles can instantly elevate your outfit.

3. Stylish Footwear: Choose accenting footwear to complement your McCall’s 8149 Leather Skirt. For a casual daytime look, opt for ankle boots or sneakers. Wear a pair of strappy heels or classic pump like the Kahmune Becky for a more formal occasion.

4. Layering: Layering is a great way to add depth and interest to your outfit. Pair the McCall’s 8149 Leather Skirt with a cozy sweater or a sleek blazer for a chic and sophisticated look.

Remember, accessories enhance your outfit, so choose pieces that reflect your style and make you feel confident and empowered.

Final Thoughts on M8149 Skirt in Leather

Embracing your style with McCall’s 8149 leather skirt.

African American Women wearing McCalls 8149 faux leather brown skirt walking across the street

Embrace your inner fashionista and confidently rock the McCall’s 8149 Leather Skirt. This fashion staple is a timeless piece that can be styled in countless ways, ensuring that you’ll always look fashionable and flawless.

African American Women wearing McCalls 8149 faux leather brown skirt hands in pocket

Whether you’re dressing it up or down, the McCall’s 8149 Leather Skirt is a versatile and chic addition to any outfit. Its sleek and form-fitting design, made with the finest quality fabric, guarantees style and durability. By accessorizing thoughtfully and choosing the right size and fit for your body type, you can create a look that is uniquely yours.

Get ready to slay the fashion game and leave a lasting impression wherever you go. With the McCall’s 8149 skirt, you’ll exude confidence, sophistication, and an undeniable sense of style. So unleash your inner fashionista and proudly rock McCall’s 8149 skirt!