Thursday, September 27, 2012

See Sam Sew: Chevron Skirt

Blazer: The Limited | Tank: Target | Skirt: DIY | Shoes: Nine West | Earrings: F21 | Watch: Kohl's

I love to sew. It's just one more thing that Boyfriend uses as proof that I'm 80 years old on the inside (see also: printed pants, early bedtimes, The Golden Girls, cardigans). This is the first thing I've made and had the courage to wear out in public - because, like I told my mom last night, let's face it: when you bake an apple pie and someone asks "oh my God, did you make that?" it's the best kind of compliment. When you make a skirt and someone asks "oh my God, did you make that?" it is absolutely not a compliment.

I made it through an entire day without a single person asking if I Amish-ed out on my skirt. If you look out your window and see a weird girl in chevron stripes running down the block, don't freak out. It's just me taking my victory lap.

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    1. Of course! I'll use a Barbie as my model and it'll fit you perfect ;)

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  2. Gorgeous!! I have some chevron fabric lurking around at home just waiting for a project. And I so know what you mean about amishing out your clothes. My sister says I'm amish whenever I bust out my sewing skills lol!

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    1. My Boyfriend calls me "the other Golden Girl" or Amish whenever I sew. They're just jealous! haha

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  3. I am in love with your skirt! I would NEVER guess that it is homemade! I wish I had one!

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    1. Thanks so much girl! I was sooo nervous to wear it out.

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  4. I love it! Did you use a pattern? If so, care to share? :)

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    1. I actually didn't use a pattern, it's super easy! E-mail me if you want the directions (I'll do the best I can!) but I might do a tutorial soon. I'm dying to make another one, I just haven't gotten around to it! Thanks for stopping by ;)

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    2. Sooooo, did this tutorial ever happen? (please excuse my laziness, I'm asking instead of checking) And if not, may I please please pleeeeease also get the directions?! It looks FABULOUS.

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  5. This is STUNNING!! Looks super professional, I would never in a million years think it was homemade. Looks so good on you!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was crazy nervous about wearing it to work, so I went with all black everything else. Once I finish up my 30 for 30 this month, I'm going to bust it out with some color :)

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    1. It's in the works! Check back in the next few weeks :)

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  7. Please post a tutorial - I would love to see how you made it. I want to make one myself! LOVE this skirt :)

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    1. Working on one for sure! I'm definitely no expert, but hopefully I won't lead you guys too far astray :)

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  8. well done! that skirt is fabulous.

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  9. I love your skirt! I can't believe you made it yourself! Stunning.

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  10. Once you start wearing them a lot it becomes a compliment. I've had friends ask if I made some of my formal dresses - which I totally did not.

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