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Friday, July 09, 2010
Spent the better part of my day making this skirt with the help of this tutorial by Tania. I absolutely love it. It's perfect for amateur sewers (like me). I already have an idea for my next one. Scalloped edges, anyone?
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While I was making this, I knew yellow would go well with the maroon color of the skirt. I thought yellow on top would be overkill so I went for this striped blue shirt to complement the red and added a wee bit of yellow. I originally had the bow in the front but it felt off to me so I turned it around just to see what it looked like and I love the look of the clean yellow line with the blue stripes. 
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Wearing AE striped tee ($7), DIY skirt ($2), yellow ribbon belt (from my MIL), and Ros Hommerson oxfords ($25).

Random trip picture of the day:
In Batad, Philippines. My dinner of fried rice with vegetables and corned beef. It was delicious.

63 comments :

  1. i LOVE it!!!! the color is amazing. it's tempting to make one (or seven) more. and i love it with the ribbon belt.
    thanks for the shout-out, friend. you are, as always, the best!

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  2. The color scheme of your outfit is beautiful! Such great contrasts. Your heels are gorgeous too. :)

    Also, the food looks really, really good.

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  3. I will have to try one of these! So cute!

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  4. Very cute. My university's colors were maroon and gold, so I am a fan of your color choices.

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  5. Lovely!
    http://lifeadventuresandthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow! Kudos on making the skirt yourself - it looks fabulous!! Really like the color scheme too!

    Small Time Style

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  7. Wow, I love this skirt. It even has pockets. I LOVE pockets on skirts and dresses!

    -Amanda
    (The Pretty Pauper)
    Feel free to check out my blog :)
    http://prettypauperstyle.blogspot.com

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  8. beautiful job! I am busy setting up my sewing machine, once I figure out how to work it I can't wait to make some skirts

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  9. i love the addition of the yellow belt! and yes please make a skirt with scalloped edges! :)

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  10. The skirt is cute! Corned beef in the Philippines. I wouldn't have expected that.

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  11. oohh i wish i knew how to sew. more fab creations to come Elaine!:)

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  12. very cute! i love it with the yellow ribbon!

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  13. I agree, that little slice of bright yellow is perfect for the stripes and maroon! Very cute. :)

    Enter my Thai Jewelry Giveaway!

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  14. That is too cute! Makes me want to pull out my sewing machine. Wait... I have to. I have a lot of hems to fix. Your closet inventory inspired me to organize my closet so I can fully utilize my wardrobe. As part of the cleanup, I pulled clothes that needed some fixing. Any easy tips for hemming?

    http://toya-quarterlifechronicles.blogspot.com

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  15. *bookmarked* Once I pay down my credit card I'm buying a sewing machine and making this skirt! :)

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  16. You look amazing in that skirt! The colours totally rock and I am so going to use that tutorial asap. Thanks for the heads up!!!

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  17. such a cute skirt!! I was looking at that tutorial earlier, I have such a problem with making straight lines, whoops!!

    If I had a sewing machine with me I'd be all over that though!

    PS. I love the bow in the back! It's like a fun surprise!

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  18. mmmmm, good color choice! I do like the striped shirt that you paired with the skirt and belt. You put outfits together so well!

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  19. wow!!! this post gives me an idea on what to do with my old stuff...

    thanks for sharing Elaine, miss visiting your blog...

    take care always,
    Sweet
    http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

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  20. I love all the colors of your outfit, from the maroon and yellow to the blue and white stripes! Great skirt, that tutorial looks really interesting and I think I might try it!

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  21. I love the skirt! Great choice of colors.

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  22. Did you sew this by hand?

    I have been wanting to make a circle skirt lately. Might hit up Denio's this weekend to get some fabric.

    Looks good!

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  23. Makes me want to buy one of those sewers! If only I had done something like this in high school instead of pajamas.

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  24. Wow, it looks fantastic, and I'm really impressed - I can't sew to save my life, but the thought of being able to whip up something so cute makes me want to give it (another) go!

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  25. You DIY skirters are awesome. You are always spot-on with your proportions - lovely!

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  26. I love the color of the skirt and I also love how it turned out..and only $2?? Amazing :)

    Diana
    Songs and Fairy Tales

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  27. Great job on the skirt! It looks really cute. Yellow and maroon were the colors of my high school but, it works well in this skirt.

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  28. Love the pop of yellow...and that skirt looks awesome! It's great that you have several DIY skirts...I need to update my collection! =)

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  29. LOVE the skirt. I want one ... can u make me one? please? wats ure price? ;-)

    and giiirllll. u can come by anytime if ure ever craving corned beef with rice. its a regular around here.

    love ya babe!

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  30. Great job!! Love the color. I miss sewing.
    viv

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  31. Love the skirt and the pop of yellow is amazing!

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  32. Those are Arizona State's colors. And if you count "gold" as "yellow," it's Gryffindor's, too.

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  33. Forgot to say, this Tania's tutorial make sewing look SO easy! :)

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  34. I am in love with your nw camera! You look like a wonderful model in these pictures :) I loved the skirt and the pop of yellow onit. Cute bow :)

    Have a great weekend Elaine! :)

    P.S.: Thanks for your nice comments on my blog, even when my posts are in Portuguese :D

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  35. Wow I love this! You did a great job. Makes me think I should start sewing again...

    -Megan

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  36. I love the little yellow ribbon to accent the whole outfit. Fantastic.

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  37. The skirt turned out fabulous! And it looks great with the striped shirt.

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  38. It came out awesome!! I'm planning on using her tutorial tonight to turn an ugly dress into a cute skirt! Good job, lady.

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  39. cool!I just bought a sewing machine but a sewing machine but havent had time to use it...will try a skirt too

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  40. Cute skirt! I just bought some material today, I'll have to go and check out that pattern.

    Love the maroon with the blue stripes, perfect combo!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  41. good job on making this skirt! i love how the yellow looks against the maroon and also, how it's paired with the stripe top. ure so good at mixing colors and patterns! thanks for the inspiration:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  42. the ribbon just makes it even more awsomer

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  43. You did an amazing job on that skirt! The maroon and yellow really go well together.

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  44. I agree! The ribbon was a nice addition to the skirt.

    Natasha xoxo
    http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com

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  45. i love tania's blog -- such a great girl! your skirt turned out excelllent! i am a sucker for the hotdog and mustard color combo!

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  46. it is such a lovely skirt indeed, I love the yellow ribbon in contrast on it.
    I am so bad sewing...

    xxx

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  47. pretty skirt, I definitely need to learn how to sew!

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  48. oh yes i saw this skirt pattern somewhere. i have yet to make one myself!

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  49. The yellow looks so great with the maroon! I haven't seen maroon in a while, thanks for the inspiration!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  50. im in love with those shoes!!! (the skirt too ill chck out the tutorial) but those shoes!!

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  51. I did a version of this tutorial except for I left the elastic exposed. I like the thick elastic on the waist. No need for a belt! Let me know if you want the link to the tutorial. I also have pictures on my blog if you want to see how it turned out!

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  52. It looks amazing, Elaine! And this set of photos looks awesome. I'm jealous and want to borrow your photographer...

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  53. You have a great sense of style! Love the colors and the overall look!

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  54. ohhh LOVE your outfit!! the yellow belt looks great with that dress!!

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  55. i love this combination of colors! the blue and white stripes with the solid red, so cute

    http://www.tianapetrullo.blogspot.com/

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  56. so cute. I need to make me one of these! and I don't have a tutorial for my skirt because I cheated and used a pattern. haha.

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