Saturday, October 13, 2012

Miss Seamstress {Homemade Skirt!}

Dear Fashion Diary,

You read right. I actually sewed something. And I did it without 
running to my mom's house! 
This is the start of a beautiful thing I think. I have a huge string of crafts 
on my to-do list and I've made goals to actually transform my 
to-do list into a DONE list! Can't wait to put them all on this here blog.

Surprisingly, I got this pattern from Walmart of all places. I wanted something simple and easy to start out with. 
 And prepare to be even  more shocked
because I also got the Fabric at Walmart! It's not the most elaborate design but like I said, I wanted to keep it simple. So, I cut out the pattern first:

The scariest part:the zipper! I also put in twill tape
 around the waist which was pretty tricky.

Here's the part I'm most proud of: I added my own pleats just for fun!
 I noticed that the skirt laid a little flat on me,
 so I thought adding pleats might make the fabric fold a little prettier, and it sure did.
 I didn't follow any pattern for the pleats
which shows if you look close, haha! But it made it fit much cuter I think!

Hemmed it up, and tah-dah! Done!
It's such a good feeling to walk around in something you created. 
After a craft hiatus, I've re-caught the crafting bug!

 Pearl Top:Agaci//Lace Cardi;Bracelet;Belt:F21//Skirt:Made by me//Wedges:Ross

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Kaolee said...

Wow, that looks great! And especially adding pleats. I'm such a scaredy cat to even use my sewing machine!

Shay said...

I LOVE IT! You did an awesome job- I am way impressed with the pleats! We actually busted out the sewing machine today as well...lets just say my curtain didn't fair as well as your skirt;-)

Meg said...

You did so great!! The skirt is wonderful, and how about that fabric?! So cute! Xo

Melodee said...

wow what a great job!! love the pattern and the fabric is soooooo totally cute!

Brandi said...

oh goodness, I lvoe the pattern on that skirt. it has a vintage vibe!

Adin B said...

You did a great job!!!! Love the circle skirt paired with that lacey cardi. so Vintage inspired look. :) Congrats on making a skirt!!!! I have been wanting to make some skirts for myself as well, but never got around to shopping for fabrics yet.

Anthea Sanna said...

Great blog!
Would you like follow each other?
Let me soon on my blog!

Juju said...

you are always so stylish!
I adore romantic cloths

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Katie @ My Darling Days said...

WELL DONE my dear! I think it's perfect!!

Scott and Emily said...

Oh gosh Sara it's SO CUTE! You did such a good job...and I'm glad you were there to help me with the twill tape and pleats! I need to pull mine out and wear it again. :)

Maiken said...

hey! great job, girl! I remember I used to make skirts when I was in primary school maybe? I really loved it and was good at it too, hehe. I wish I could create something nowadays too.
anyway, like I said, your skirt is beautiful and fits perfectly into the super feminine look. the details of your outfit are gorgeous. beautiful pastel shades and lovely accessories. such a great whole!

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Princess Dane Recabe said...

Lovely dress :) Very romantic and dainty!


Dina Karivalis said...

wow great skirt! You did a good job! Would love for you to stop by my blog if you can.
xo Dina

Katie said...

so cute! love the fabric you picked! nice job!

BELULOVE said...

q fotos mas bonitas!!! besitos gracias por tu comentario y FELIZ LUNES ♥♥♥

Pam said...

Your skirt hangs beautifully and is a very flattering style. Great job on adding the pleats.

Sara Clemente Alonso said...

Hi dear!
Love you're blog, follow u! :)
My name in GFC is: sexy_paige_cucu.

Hope u follow back :)

Lot of kisses.

Rachel said...

That skirt is so pretty! I've only recently gotten into sewing, and I love making skirts because they aren't scary but they are actually something practical and pretty to wear! I haven't gotten as far as sewing a zipper yet!

livlovelaugh said...

you made this?>?? It looks awesome!


when BABI speaks said...

Job well done! love the skirt outcome and the pictures as well.


Anthea Sanna said...

I love your skirt!!!
I follow you too dear!!!


Hilary Johnson said...

Good job!! And very, very nicely styled! The whole look is fabulous!


Turned out great! said...

Wow! That is super impressive! I love how it turned out!

Michelle Schlechtriem said...

Wow, that's so amazing and such a beautiful skirt! :)

Cody Doll said...

Very cute. I am learning to sew so I might get there one day, maybe.

Still, your adorable,
Cody @Solemn Sound

Niki Caron said...

That skirt is gorgeous!!!! I wish I had the talent to do this - it's amazing!

Allyssa said...

Wow, that skirt is amazing! I can't believe you made it! You have some serious skills :)

Nicholl Vincent said...

its gorgeous!!

Have a great night! Stop by and say hello! xo

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

love the print! xx

Always Unlucky said...

Love that collor of your skirt. You look great in it
From Harry

ola said...

you did a great job with that skirt.


Rachel Sayumi. said...

SUCH a talented lady you are!!! I LOVE the print and outfit.

we should swap buttons if you want! do you do that??

Tilly said...

It's so cute! Congrats on your fabulous sewing and well done for adding the pleats. I like the way you've styled it too.

Jessi said...

Oh my goodness, SO cute!! That fabric is darling, can't believe you got it at WalMart! I totally want to try this but im so untalented with sewing...
Pinning this :) I just LOVE it!!