Saturday, September 21, 2013

SEW Overdue: My Homemade Skirt

Dear Fashion Diary,

So I guess it's kindof my thang now to disappear entirely from the blogging 
community for weeks at a time, then randomly pop up with a post here & there...
It's funny how priorities change I guess. 

Well anyways here's that post I meant to put up ages ago about that skirt I made!

It was supposed to be a beginner's pattern but ended up turning into 
a total nightmare. The pattern itself was typed up wrong with the wrong photos too 
so it took quite a while to rip out most the stitches and try to start over the right way!
But with the help of my totally awesome mother-in-law, we managed to figure it out.
What a relief it was to finally finish this monstrosity!!! 
My sister in law made one too and I think we were all so happy to be done.

But at least it was worth it cause I love it now!

Here was my inspiration:

I chose to make mine a little longer with more of a 40's cut/fit to it.

If you haven't noticed by now, I have an obsession with the nautical look. 
Who says red white and blue are reserved for the 4th of July?!
I get that from my mother :)
This look is probably the most nautical as it gets but hey I don't care. 

Top:Old Navy//Blazer:F21//Skirt:Homemade by me//Shoes:Thrifted//Necklace:Charlotte Russe

You've probably seen one too many polkadots after scrolling through this...

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Anonymous said...

I'm the same way -- I love to wear red, white & blue any day of the year! And even though it sounds like a nightmare to have made it, the final skirt is really cute and flattering! Visiting via Sunday Style :)

Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

Rachel said...

Your shoes are very cute! And good job on finishing the skirt--the finished project definitely looks great! I just finished sewing myself a dress after a too complicated project. :P It is worth it all in the end, though!

Lauren said...

I love your skirt, do you have the instructions you came up with to make it? I totally have been looking for an easy pattern to make a pencil skirt with!

Lauren from Modern Modesty

Alyssa Maddox said...

The nautical look is one of my favorites! Red white and blue can always, always be worn together and look fabulous! Love that you stuck with it and finished the skirt, because it turned out so cute! Wish I was crafty, but mine would probably turn out looking like a bad speedo. Enjoyed your post!


Savvy Southern Chic said...

Love, love, love your outfit. Great job on your skirt.

converseshoescanada said...

Love the gorgeous sandals. I love it!

Kimberly Bonham said...

I love this entire outfit!!

Abigail said...

Wow! That skirt looks amazing. It suits your frame really well :)

Life in the Fash Lane

List Addict said...

Super-model worthy. You look awesome. Well done on making your way through what sounds like a difficult pattern - it seems worth it. Here to you from Color Blind.

Laura Valentine said...

Gorgeous! I have to agree with you when it comes to polka dots. I'm obsessed with them.

- Laura

Marie said...

lovely outfit, I want that jacket.
Marie @
In Our Happy Place

Elise Nicole said...

Love this!

My Way to Fit and Fab said...

I am in love with this outfit!! Your skirt looks great! Good job!

Shon said...

Way to go! I too have been hung up over a complex pattern or two. Thanks to your Mother-in-law for coming to the rescue! Great save, it looks stunning on you.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

What a great mix of color and pattern - it all totally works together!

Dhruvi said...

Such a PERFECT nautical outfit! I can't believe you made that skirt - it's perfection! Found you via the WIWW linkup! Btw, I'm giving away a Phillip Lim for Target tote, and a gorgeous CC Skye necklace on my blog. Would love for you to stop by & enter the giveaway!

Stilettos & Sequins

Priscilla - Wheelchair Mommy/Stylish Gimp said...

This outfit is FABULOUS!!

Sherry said...

WELCOME BACK!! I was wondering where you went!! LOVE the skirt. I so wish I could make my own clothes.

NewlyLoved said...

lovely look! stopping by from Woestmans! totally following now, can't wait to see more
xo Jessica
follow back if ya like!

Allexis said...

LOVE the pattern mixing!!


My Unfinished Life said...

Love this skirt..its so vintage ish!!

and love your look too!!

Marlen said...

i cannot believe you made that skirt, it turned out BEAUTIFUL! and i love it paired with the red and white striped shirt- you look so incredibly chic!

PS- I found you through the I Feel Pretty link up :)

xo marlen
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Vicki Wilde said...

You made the skirt? Nice job, it's so cute. I love the nautical look too. Very weekend chic :)


Jackie said...

Wow!! I wouldn't ever guess that skirt was homemade. It looks just as nice as anything you'd see at the store. It fits you like a glove and polka dots...well, you can't go wrong there.

It's too bad you don't post more. I really like your blog!

xoxo Jackie

The Gifted Gabber said...

LOVE this entire look! You wear it really well, and kudos on the skirt!
Amy @

Anonymous said...

Wow! When can I send you fabric and money, so you can make me one? just j/k.. :) You made that!! Wow..its beautiful and perfect..unbelievable loving the complete look. So pretty..found you through a link up.. dont remember which one unfortunately :(

mysimplemodestchic said...

Love this look! I need that skirt ! I'm glad I found your blog(through Elaine) ! You've got lots of fun outfits!im excited to be your newest follower! Can't wait to see your latest look!