I took off sick (cough, cough) and was able to put together a skirt and a knit top for the fall. My idea for this outfit is to pair it with some grey tights, and some black boots to complete the outfit.
The skirt is a canvas-weight cotton from Kokka. I would say it's a bit lighter than denim, but not a fabric that's going to be a flow-y, spinning skirt that my 2 year old likes. I think this fabric would also make a really cool tote, or backpack.
I'm really lucky to be able to personally go to the one distributor for Kokka fabric in the U.S. as they are based about 15 minutes from where I live. I get to go, and browse through all the Kokka, Nani Iro, etc. fabrics and order for my shop. It's very dangerous, as much as I love Japanese fabric!
The fabric designer is Yusuke Yonezu. Here's more info about the fabric line: http://www.trueup.net/2011/quilt-market/fall-quilt-market-2011-kiyohara-nakaniwa-by-yusuke-yonezu/
Here's the skirt:
The top is the Flashback Skinny Tee from Made by Rae. This is a really nice, downloadable pattern. I've made about a bazillion t-shirts for my older kids (usually using Kwik Sew patterns) so I'm not afraid of knits and know how to apply ribbing. I used a really soft grey knit, and I think I may make another in a turtleneck out of the same fabric.