As I was walking into work today, a woman came up behind me and was like, “Excuse me!” Immediately, I thought, uh oh. Is my skirt see-through? Is there something on the back of it? Has the hem fallen out? She came up next to me and was like, “I LOVE your outfit! It looks kind of vintage, right?” I told her I made the skirt, and she was like, “I love the whole thing! I love all the colors together. My friend sews, and she would love this.” I just grinned and said thank you repeatedly. Turns out we were walking into the same building, so I didn’t know what to say after that, but she sped ahead and went on her way. So that was a nice start to the day.
|Skirt: self-made; Sweater: Boston Store, I think; Necklace: Maurices; Belt: Forever 21; Shoes: Kohl's|
I made this skirt in an hour last night, again using this tutorial from Made, so there are quite a few imperfections. I get so impatient with hemming--it always looks like I was sewing drunk or something. Plus, the skirt is longer in the back; good thing high-low skirts are in because yeah...I accidentally made one. But overall, I do like it. I’ve been eyeing this crinkle cotton fabric at Walmart for months now, but I couldn’t decide which color to get. Cobalt is so big this season, I guess I picked the right one!
I’ve been wearing a few other homemade pieces recently, like my striped circle skirt and my guitar print studded square top.
I think it’s time I try making my daughter something again. This candy corn dress from Pinterest is a definite possibility...