I'm So Crafty

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Here is my skirt! I know - the fabric is different. I had some extra fabric that I bought out of a whim a while ago (I don't know why - I wasn't sewing then..) and wanted to try it out first. I used my blue and white fabric for the pockets. This took me forever to make! The elastic waist band was the hardest... I had to pick it four times. But it was worth it. I hope my second skirt will be easier.
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My husband will be home in an hour!!! I'm so excited.
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Wearing thrifted AE denim jacket ($5), J.Crew shirt (gift from my mom), thrifted belt ($2), skirt made by me! ($3), Target lace tights (gift from my SIL), and F21 cowboy boots ($16).

105 comments :

  1. Oooh----Love the skirt :) So very awesome that you made it (I'm jealous of your skills!). Glad your husband is almost home!

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  2. What a great turnout! Looks like you got it from a store!

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  3. Love the color of that skirt! I need to learn to sew sometime soon....

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  4. That's great! Good thinking to try the extra fabric first, though looks like you didn't need to! :)

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  5. ahhh your skirt turned out amazing and that's the perfect color choice! it goes amazing with the denim jacket. :) and those tights are just gorgeous.
    can't wait to see the next skirt with that amazing walmart fabric!

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  6. You look fabulous - that is a great skirt. I wish I could sew ... but alas I can only do buttons.
    (You look like a Spring 2010 Gap ad - and I mean that in an awesome way).

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  7. you look awesome, you did such a great job on the skirt and i love the color!


    clothes are cute
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  8. Elaine, this skirt turned out awesome!! I hate sewing casings for elastic too. It's such a pain!

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  9. that turned out great!in't that pattern easy and cute? of course it looks cute on a skinny minny like you, me and my hips not so much! i think i have the very same fabric. can't wait to see number 2.

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  10. i like! love the fabric color. i need to follow Susan tutorial and make me one.

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  11. yay, it came out so good, great job! i have been trying to dust off my sewing machine too, maybe i will after seeing this...:P
    i'm so glad your hubby will be home soon! haha, especially after eating all that chocolate ;)

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  12. I quite like this outfit. It is really bad a$$, without looking too bad a$$. Okay I will stop swearing on your comments now.
    Good job with the skirt.

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  13. Ooooh good job on the first try! You did a much better job than whatever I would have attempted had I in fact tried this (wow, convoluted sentence).

    Haha, and thanks for saying that the "fire" outfit was so me. :D Isn't it lovely to see and recognize other people's styles on blogs? At least I think so.

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  14. ohh sewing gives the greatest feeling of accomplishment!

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  15. i love the color! someday i will learn to sew.

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  16. Looking good!!!
    The stitches on the hemline seem a bit tight, but that is really easy to fix by adjusting the tension of your sewing machine.

    It's really adorable with the denim and cowboy boots though!

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  17. You should be smiling--it turned out really nice and goes well with the jacket.

    Have a great week!

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  18. amazing! i can't believe you made that skirt! looks great. :)

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  19. Your skirt turned out great! I have been meaning to take on that project (hopefully I'll get there soon!)

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  20. great outfit! i like the color of the skirt. looking fab! xoxo

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  21. I like it! Besides, it's not a real sewing project until you've unpicked at least one seam, right? Looks great!

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  22. Good work ! You made really nice skirt. The color of skirt is amazing for spring !
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  23. oh, i love it with the belt, next time you make one, you should just come over, i live in slc. we could have a sewing party.

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  24. Oooooooo Elaine, the skirt came out great... especially because there's pockets! :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  25. It was totally worth it! I am moving it. The color is pretty and the volume it has is great too.


    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  26. I would LOVE to be able to learn to sew and make my own clothing. Your skirt turned out so beautiful.

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  27. It's wonderful! I love the elasticated waist and the colour. I could do with a skirt just like that for myself :)

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  28. I LOOOOOVE IT!!!

    Tutorial? Tips? I'd LOOOOOVE to be able to make one like it!

    Seriously.... please?? Did you use a pattern? I need to try sewing again, it's so amazing to be able to use something you made yourself!

    LOOOOOVE IT. (I hope all the caps doesn't make this comment seem insincere. I just cannot express my love for that skirt in another way.)

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  29. Cute outfit! I cant believe you made that skirt I wish I could sew! Loving the tights too :)

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  30. what a cute tights! from target ? WOW!

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  31. It looks great, you did a very nice job! I also love those tights and your use to denim. Your style is always great :)

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  32. At last, you won't be alone tonight. Love the skirt and yes, you are so crafty. xoxo

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  33. Awesome job! It looks just like the springtime, military-inspired clothes that are making their way into stores now.

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  34. How awesome is that skirt!!! I'm totally tempted to give it a whirl but I'm terrified it won't fit my 44" wide hips in the end. lol

    MY BIL is going to Cebu City in the Philippines. I work with lots of nurses from the Luzon area. You guys are going to have an amazing trip.

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  35. i wish i can sew....it looks great..love that you paired it with lace tights!

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  36. such a nice skirt! congrats!
    Remember you have an award in my blog for you!!

    xxx

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  37. You have come a long way my friend! it is my dream to make a skirt this summer. sewing party?? (I am preferring American men to the Spanish pervs as of late. ha)

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  38. It looks great! I love the color and how you styled it here. I can't wait to see your next one.

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  39. Oh wow, girl. That skirt is soo cute!
    Congrats on your first piece of hand made clothing. :]

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  40. Gorgeous!

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  41. Wow I just LOVE that colour. So gorgeous.

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  42. I have wanted a denim jacket in forever - youve paired it so well with that skirt - loving your look girly!

    Lucie x

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  43. OMG I LOVE IT!!! i want to see the top--is there a band of elastic there also that you've covered with the belt?
    seriously, love love love the skirt!

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  44. You look incredible. Great job on the skirt - I've made a couple skirts, and I promise, the second time will be easier. (I am so impressed, making pockets seem exceptionally difficult!)

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  45. wow, can't believe you made that yourself! Amazing. you look so cute, especially love the lace tights with the cowgirl-esque outfit.

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  46. I love the proportions of this outfit! That jacket looks like it was made just for you ^-^

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  47. It turned out beautifully! Way to go, lady.

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  48. So proud of you Elaine! Way to follow through! I'm learning how to sew now in my methods of construction class and I'm really excited.

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  49. Oh that looks great! I'm terrible when it comes to sewing (I just don't have the patience for it) so I'm very impressed!

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  50. Fantastic job with the skirt! It kind of inspires me to try and learn sewing. And that's saying a lot because I am the LEAST crafty person of all! Lol.

    Oooh and I love your lace tights too. Very, very cute! xoxo

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  51. This look is perfect!! It sucks that it took you so long... but at least your hard work paid off! It looks great on you!

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  52. yeay for your new skirt and your husband's homecoming. You look adorable. I bet that the next skirt will be much easier. Once I get my machine running, I will try this out too.

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  53. What a beautiful skirt you made! Unfortunatelly I feel like I don't have these skills, but I'll sure try someday. I loved how you managed to try first with this fabric. I want to see the other skirt here soon! Haha, big kisses :*

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  54. LOVE IT! You did an awesome job!

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  55. WOW you did a great job on the skirt! i'm really impressed. the color is beautiful, and i love it paired with the lace tights. ~joelle

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  56. It gets better... sewing that is.... I promise! Good job on your first skirt!!! You styled it perfectly too...

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  57. Looking good! Your skirt turned out so cute!

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  58. Awesome skirt! I may have to try out that project!

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  59. Good work! I just love the shape.

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  60. I made one too. I love it.

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  61. hi elaine! i love your tights. i was looking for some of these this weekend. i just heard about your blog from what would a nerd wear. love it:)

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  62. lovely skirt. It's a clear perfection to me ;)

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  63. That looks so awesome!! Well done. I'm so rubbish at sewing I leave that to my mum :)

    SE x

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  64. you look great! come check my blog out too!

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  65. You did a great job, I love the color. I really love the tights too! I was looking for tights recently and headed to my local Target...but the selection was awful. You lucky gal.

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  66. That skirt Elaine! Can't sew, psh. You're amazing. I wore my denim jacket today :)

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  67. Absolutely wonderful outfit. The colour of the skirt is so great
    *Nathalie

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  68. LOVE this outfit. Especially the boots and tights.
    And I will let you know what my friend says about Hong Kong. :) Have a great day.

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  69. Your skirt is amazing! You did a beautiful job. :)

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  70. You know me Elaine, i´m quick at hands when it comes to praise your outfit. Forgive me this time, i just think the skirt wasn´t the best choice when combined with that tights and the jacket. It´s not the colour, but the fabric...just my 2 cents.

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  71. Elaine, where did the husband go? I guess I missed something! Looks lovely. Maybe you'll be the next Coco Chanel. :)

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  72. sewing my own clothes - yet another thing i'd love to try if i just had the time. can't wait to see your next project!

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  73. Elaine - Fantastic job on the skirt. I wish I had your skillset!

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  74. Beautiful work on the skirt! What a fresh, fun and pretty outfit! :-) Love it! Wish I was talented with fabric and sewing. Great job!

    Thanks for visiting my blog & entering my Giveaway! I really appreciate it!

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  75. Those tights are GORGEOUS! I really need to get myself some lace tights

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  76. good job with the skirt! i love the color! can you make me one? :)

    everything put together so well as usual!

    have fun with your hubby! thanks for reassuring me that marriage will be fun, lol.

    p.s. i love your photo wall there!

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  77. GREAT job on the skirt! Looks wonderful on you! I wish my calves were slimmer like yours so I could wear fun patterned tights too ^_^

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  78. a veryy cool syle! I love this look!
    gorgeous!

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  79. LOVE the lace tights and the cowboy boots - you so totally rock!

    Kristin

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  80. Love your denim jacket and the skirt! I envy how you're always so daring to don anything at all and yet you mix & match everything so well! x

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  81. luvly tights
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  82. You look great. I love the combination of (gorgeous) floral tights, cute & feminine skirt, belt, and chic jacket. Hooray for your hubby coming home!

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  83. Cute skirt, LOVE your tights!! I was going to comment on the next post I like those tights, then I scrolled down and saw these! Love it! You are just too cute:)

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  84. Lovely blog!I love your skirt!!!=D

    Following you now, I hope that you follow me too!(:

    xx


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  85. you mix clothes like a freaking pro. great outfit.

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  86. Really love the skirt - it turned out great!

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  87. ooh the skirt turned out really nice! i need to learn how to sew. i love your tights too :)

    -emilyviveur

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  88. What a great way of wearing patterned tights! I'll have to try this sometime, thanks Elaine!

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  89. have i told you how much i truly love those tights? it looks perfect with your lovely sea foam green creation... GREAT JOB! can't wait to see more DIYs!

    xo.
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  90. really rockin' tights! *heads out the door to target* :p

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  91. well done e! i love the skirt. maybe i should make my own since all the ones i see in person or online are way, i mean, WAY too short for me.

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  92. Great skirt. You are so talented! I wish I would sew... anything! ;)

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