I mentioned here all about my love affair with midi length skirts/dresses. You see, they are perfection for me, I am a giant. Someone of my stature can always use more length yet a maxi dress looks like I’m swimming in fabric *ie:a tent* Midi is in between your knees and your shins. Finally I won’t feel like I’m wearing a mini skirt all the time. So, I am doing my daily online window shopping and I stumble upon a midi skirt at ASOS.
Everything fell into place, right fabric, right cut, right price *ASOS is always having a sale*, I put this guy right into my shopping cart. Then I looked in my closet and saw a sea of black skirts of various lengths *pencil skirt, maxi skirt, mini skirt…* We’re right around the corner from spring and I’m gonna buy another boring black skirt? I decided I needed something bright and cheery to add to my wardrobe. Ideally I’ve been wanting this lovely skirt for years but I haven’t found one in my price range *the one pictured was $200*
|Image from Carolines Mode|
I love this yellow Gorman skirt *yeah, I love how blindingly yellow it is*
Guess who’s out of stock? Bleh.
So I decided to make lemonade out of lemons. Why not use my dust-collecting Hello Kitty sewing machine to make my own skirt? I could custom tailor it and save major buckaroos at the same time. I enlisted my amazing seamstress Mommy-in-law to help me out.
|Plenty of yellow fabrics to choose from|
|Two yards for ten bucks? Yes, please!|
|This was my first time using a pattern|
|Awww yeah, POCKETS ARE MY JAM!! *but very fucking hard to sew!*|
|Testing out my pleats|
It was tricky and took all day but I had tons of help, thanks Mommy! Also, thanks to Gorman Australia for the inspiration of the design and color we used. I am so giddy that a skirt I was going to pay $169 for, we made with our own hands for $20!! You obviously got a peek of it yesterday, but here she is again.
R A D N E S S
|I know I hated on roses last week but these guys matched my skirt so well and peonies aren’t in season yet|
By the way, did you notice my lavender sliver of hair?
|I wanted a silvery lavender color *definitely not grape* so I used Matrix SoColor 3VR|
|I bought white hair extensions, sewed some hair clips on the extensions and colored it myself.|
I’ll take more photos of my hair this three-day weekend!