Round 3

Monday, April 19, 2010
So remember the first skirt I made with Susan's pattern? Well, it's fraying and coming apart (sad face). I don't have the patience to fix it so I just made another one. I found some fabric for $1 at the thrift store - not bad, eh? The color is basically the same as my first skirt! I think I'm getting the hang of this sewing business.
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EDIT: This apartment building is right across the street from us. It was in a funny (to me) movie in the 90s. Can you guess which movie it's from?
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Wearing Gap button-down shirt ($12), thrifted belt ($2), DIY skirt ($3), and secondhand wedges ($7).

Chaser-babe and I bought some cheesecake at the grocery store around the corner. We also ate it. This was the result.

104 comments :

  1. It looks stunning.
    I also like how you edited the photos - if they're editing. I'm just assuming they are. Or your camera is just great like that?

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  2. Ooooo I think I like this skirt better. :) Great DIY!

    xx Love & Aloha

    Stop by to enter my ~Une Very Stylish Fille Giveaway~

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  3. Love it Elaine! How's the packing going?(and purging?)

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  4. I LOVE IT!!! it is 100% my style. i can't believe you made it, you go girl.

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  5. Your skill is making me want to pursue sewing! I know this sounds silly, but do you use a machine or just by hand? The fabric's pattern looks really nice!

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  6. Your outfit is so cute! And your skirt looks wonderful! Great job. :)

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  7. heyy! that's a pretty skirt! totallly makes me rethink buying things.. do you think you could make a DIY one day? thanks!

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  8. i like this one even better! so did you not finish your seams? that will make them fray. if you need some help with seam finishes don't hesitate to ask:)

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  9. It's so cool you can make your own skirts!

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  10. love it! i was pretty good at sewing when i took textiles in high school. it's too bad we don't have a sewing machine coz i would love to start sewing my own clothes. you did a great job with the skirt, by the way!

    -dani
    http://onemustbe.blogspot.com/

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  11. Loving the new skirt, the pattern is so pretty! And I like the new location for the photo today-- it somehow goes with the outfit very nicely!

    Toast with Charmalade

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  12. I like that!
    Don't mention cheesecake - I'll start craving it.

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  13. how i wish i could sew! and that fabric is lovely ... u should be proud of ureself hun! woo-hoo! ;-)

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  14. envy much!!! lovely outfit Elaine...I really love how you keep things so simple but in the end...it looks fab as ever...

    you look so beautiful here, so blooming...

    Take Care love

    Sweet
    http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

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  15. Awww that skirt is SO CUTE! You look adorable in it. I wish I had your sewing skills. I made a pillow case a week or so ago and now my next task is a skirt. I can only hope mine will turn out half as lovely as yours! xoxo

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  16. Ohh elaine you have done sch a fab job there withthat skirt!! Love it!! :) And that last pic is oozing cuteness! :)

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  17. haha! cute skirt, the pattern is great!

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  18. It looks great! I love that fabric. I think I should have probably tried to make one instead of buying a similar one on etsy. I'm sooo lazy.

    -Megan

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  19. That fabric beautiful. I'm tres jealous. I sure wish I could master the art of sewing!

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  20. Aaah i love your skirt :D

    How did you sew it? I think I wanna do a diy on a skirt... but unfortch, I suck at sewing... So any tips?

    Also, you and yer man = adorable :D

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  21. nice skirt! i love the pattern. great job! btw i like your banner... =)

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  22. I can't believe you made that skirt- it's so cute. You look very polished.

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  23. I love the fabric--what a serious bargain! :) You look great as always, Elaine!

    hmm now i have a craving for cheesecake :)

    -Jane @ Brunch at the Beach

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  24. Beautiful fabric Elaine. Which film is the apartment building from??

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  25. Grey job on the skirt! I love the fabric you picked.

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  26. I love that fabric. Nice job!

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  27. The new skirt is so cute. Personally I have sewn quite a bit and find that usually when I use cheap fabric the item ends up fraying and wearing quickly. Investing in nicer fabric can result in a longer lasting garment.

    Is that the apartment complex from Singles? I LOVE that movie!!!

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  28. Adorable skirt! And I need to know what movie the building is from!

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  29. You did it! -again :) I loved this pattern AND you look pretty as usual. Well, about the movie, IDK, but about the last picture, well, I love happy endings and this post had one! =) You two are out of this world with all your cuteness ^^

    Larysse :o)

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  30. Great skirt! Love it, especially because it has pockets!

    You and your hubs are such a cute couple :)

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  31. i love the background and your skirt is super fabulous!!!

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  32. Love the skirt! The fabric is great!

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  33. As for the movie: Dumb and Dumber? :)

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  34. once again, I LOVE it! I really really need to learn to sew. Im just to damn impatient!

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  35. Your skirt is lovely! I think you've got this sewing thing in the bag!

    I don't know what movie it was, but it's a great setting for your outfit!

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  36. Love the newest skirt. What a great fabric score. I love seeing these great DIY skirts on you (and Tania and other bloggers). I wish I knew the movie reference.

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  37. You should do a tutorial for this skirt (if you haven't done one for a similar style already)! I keep seeing DIY skirts on fashion blogs and I really want to make one... except I can't sew, so I guess I'd need to learn THAT first.

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  38. That's a gorgeous skirt! I agree with the other gals, I really need to get into sewing.

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  39. wow, so pretty! I love the pattern of the fabric. While it's sad that your other skirt got "worn out" it's kind of a nice feeling to know that you liked something so much and wore it so much that it had a chance to get worn out. :)

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  40. Lovin the skirt! The pattern is so pretty!!

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  41. That thrifted material is gorgeous. That is the one thing I don't thrift (material) and I think that needs to change...

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  42. What a great find on material! I love that material. I am always getting mine from second hand store...but be careful, I have gotten moldy stuff before!!! Gross. Good job on the second skirt! lol

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  43. The pattern on that fabric is to die for! So jealous you found it for $1. I haven't take photos yet today, but I'm basically wearing this same outfit today, hah.

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  44. That fabric is soooooo nice..... well done.
    I can painfully sew on a button, that's all my sewing skills.

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  45. I cannot believe you made that!!! I wish I knew how to sew. (sigh)

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  46. Love the skirt! Is it Dumb and Dumber?!

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  47. Love love that skirt! So cute, I really do need to learn how to sew :)

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  48. This is quite adorable! I need to improve my sewing skills; I love the skirt you made.

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  49. The skirt looks amazing, congratulations! I wanna know about the movie (I'm so curious!!!).

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  50. I think the apartments are in the movie while you were sleeping Juanita

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  51. I really am jealous of your sewing skillz! I couldn't make a piece of clothing if my life depended on it!

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  52. I like this skirt even better than the first one. I can't place the building?!

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  53. ok, I feel like I should promise to get my sewing machine out now...the bobbin is messed up and I'm too intimidated to figure it out.
    love the skirt.
    and i have no idea about the movie, what is it??

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  54. I LOVE the new fabric Elaine! You did a beautiful job!

    As for the movie.... Was it Singles?

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  55. Love the skirt and the wedges. I also like the white button-down, although I'm still off of those. They just remind me of my school uniform when I wear them.

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  56. i should make my own skirts since all the ones in stores or online are way too short. well done e! where is the apartment from? singles?

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  57. LOVE the fabric on that skirt! i really need to start buying my own fabric and making my own stuff, since skirts seem easy enough to sew at least. youve given me the inspiration! haha.

    have a great rest of your week miss :)

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  58. Ouuuhh, I love the skirt Elaine!!! I've been buying cheap fabrics here and there (who can resist a bargain?), and all I'm waiting for is to be done with my finals so I can get started with the sewing business!! I can't wait!

    PS: You and your hubby look adorable! :P

    xoxo,
    -S.

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  59. That is adorable! I think I've been inspired to try to make a skirt now.

    Well, It does look like the While you were Sleeping building but that was filmed in Chicago so I'm going with the others...Dumb and Dumber?

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  60. I love the outfit! Especially those shoes - they're great :)

    Is the movie Singles? It was set in Seattle, so maybe not, but I remember there being a courtyard like that.

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  61. That skirt is beautiful!!! :) You did a fabulous job lady! Gorgeous <3

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  62. i love the skirt...and the print is great...once you've got it down should sell some through the blog..make a little money and im sure some of us are too lazy to DIY or dont have a sewing machine...like me..lol

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  63. LOVE THIS SKIRT! the print is so charming. and i think you nailed the correct amount of fullness.
    great job.
    my movie guess is while you were sleeping. am i way wrong?

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  64. Again Elaine, you are ABSOLUTELY darling!

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  65. Love your skirt, darling!

    And I can't remember the name of the movie but didn't it have Winona Ryder in it?

    xoxox,
    CC

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  66. Love that skirt! It is so pretty!
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  67. i have no idea what movie you're talking about so you better reveal the title in your next post :P
    i'm in love with the pattern of this skirt though. teach me your sewing ways!! :)

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  68. was dumb and dumber filmed here?

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  69. you use a pattern? i need to get crackin'. pick me up some fabric at the DI next time you go. or maybe we go together.
    and i thought of the word while i was in the tub.
    serger. (which google doesn't think is a real word. but it is)

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  70. the skirt is gorgeous! cant believe you made it! ur lip color looks great! what color do you use!?

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  71. This skirt is sooo cute, I really need to get myself into this sewing malark so I can make cute skirts like this... Or maybe I'll just pass the job onto the Mother :P

    SE

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  72. I am impressed Elaine that is a beautiful skirt. Love it.

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  73. LOVE the skirt! the pattern is gorgeous!

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  74. love the skirt, i sew too, it's fun and frustrating all at the same time!!!

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  75. Great skirt and adorable pic of you and the hubby!

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  76. so i just stumbled across your blog and i ADORE IT!!! i am LDS too and i love proving to be people that you can be fashionable AND modest at the same time! thank you for having the same views as myself!!!

    vanillaslumber.blogspot.com

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  77. I love this skirt on you. You should do more of this cut in different prints. xoxo

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  78. Elaine, the first shot in today's post is SO GOOD. Also your new skirt, sooooo gooooood. Okay I'm embarrassing myself now. But yeah.

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  79. what great fabric you found!!

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  80. That skirt looks great! I love that fabric, what a find!

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  81. I just love your skirt and your shoes:)
    bisous!

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  82. i like this skirt even more than the original! the pattern is so luxe...

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  83. omg and it has pockets!
    i must start to learn sewing!

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  84. Elaine, you look gorgeous! Very sophisticated-chic outfit :)
    Have a great day!
    xx

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  85. i love the new skirt! the pattern is just fabulous, and you look so cute in your wedges.

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  86. Elaine, this is one gorgeous skirt. You look darling in it :)


    clothes are cute
    clothes are cute

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  87. You look so pretty!!! that skirt is amazing and the shoes too!!! great outfit!

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  88. Third time's a charm! LOVE this one!

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  89. Cute skirt!! Is the building from Dumb and Dumber?

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  90. This outfit is classic and classy. YOu are an absolute stunner.

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  91. i need to do the same .. so do you have a sewing machine ?

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  92. the skirt is so beautiful.. great print, actually...

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  93. OOOOOhhhh!! I love this fabric!!! =)

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  94. I LOVE the skirt! I cannot believe you got the fabric for $1!

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