Wednesday, September 07, 2011
(insert witty title here) Just come look at my skirt OK?!
Exact items: Lips and heart bracelet only.
Similar: Boots Mine are also Clarks with a buckle. Bracelet and earrings are similar but both mine are handmade. Skirt read more below. Shirt H&M. Bracelet, Scarf and Earrings more below.
For my hair I did it in a fishtail braid then coiled it in a bun. I am running out of things I know how to do in the morning. You can kinda see the "scales" along the edge of the bun.
I made these earrings also this weekend. I made them to match this bracelet which was a gift from my in laws. It supported Celiac Awareness.
I saw this scarf in a store window in Beverly MA (I don't remember name of store) but I stopped on the street and said if it was $20 or under it was mine. It was!
Dying to know more about the skirt aren't you? (pretend if you aren't)
I have had the one in the collage above pinned for weeks on ShopStyle but all that time it has been sold out. I had made a fan tasty fall outfit with it. It was from Madewell. Something about it just rang with me. It was something my kinder garden teacher would of wore with its 70's vibe. (It would of been more like 1983 though.) I was a woman obsessed. Which is weird because it was a below the knee, denim, wrap skirt. Three elements I usually avoid in skirts.
Mine isn't from Madewell but it is very well made.
Yup. I finally showed it to Dave and said "You think you could make something like this" Dude said yes. We went and looked through pattern books and found this. This is only his 5th clothing sewing project. I own 4 of his projects. Only one didn't stand the test of time.(His very first project a top he made me in 1999) Label is great right? It is one of those iron on ones I had in my stash and he embroidered it and hid it under the tie. It was surprise to me. There was a lot of swearing, a lot. About 5 broken needles. A lot of seam ripping and an extra trip to Jo-Ann's when the machine was out of thread but now I have my dream skirt! Expect to see it often. The store one wouldn't of fit me anyways because it didn't come in "petite" and would of cut me in worst spot on my leg. (I honestly don't see myself as petite but the length of traditional clothing disagrees, strongly, with me.)
Do you alter your clothes?
Beyond hemming I don't but I know I should. A friend who claims to know nothing about fashion (to which I say pishaw.) sent me an article from Clinton Kelly where he says that the reason celebrities make things like a jeans and tee look so great is because they alter EVERYTHING. He said absolutely everything is altered even a tee shirt. He said that is the trick on their show too. Makes sense. I am also always complaining nothing fits right. I just need to teach Dave altering skills. I don't trust myself cutting up my nice clothes but I trust him to! (He is a perfectionist. I am a slap dasher) My fit issues are much like others. I am "petite" in pants. I have regular length arms but petite in the shoulder width. I have a large... ahem bottom and legs and no hips. Those things add up to neither petite or regular fitting me very well. I think I am going to give altering a stab.