Style Files: My First Handmade Skirt!

I finally finally finished that skirt I've been working on all summer and I took it out for a spin the other day. For a good sewer it would have taken one afternoon, but of course I just had to complicate things with my aversion to learning the easy way and reading manuals. :D I hope you like it!
Skirt-Me!, Boots-Vintage, Socks-Target, Cardigan-Old Navy, Top-Target
I think one of my favorite things about the skirt is the pockets. We actually sewed them on a little lopsided (which you can see in the pictures) but I'm still proud of this little skirt : ) However, next time I'll make sure to get an easier pattern.

In hairy news....if you've been following my twitter then you know that I've been debating about going lighter or darker with the hair color.  For a while there I was definitely set on dying it myself a lighter shade. However after talking to some professionals (and the seeing the sad state that my hair was in) they highly didn't recommend it since my hair is so fragile right now with all the treatments its been through.  So I've decided to take the darker route this time. Brunette is best in winter anyways, right? Oh so I hear...
By the way, I thought you might enjoy these last few outtakes with my dog Bitsy. We were having SUCH a hard time keeping her out of the photographs. I finally positioned myself in a way I thought she couldn't get in them, but of course she climbs up the stairs and comes out on the ledge to get her moment in the spotlight :D  She even stopped to smell the roses on my shirt! A good dog, she is :)

13 comments

  1. the skirt looks great! the first time i made a skirt i made it sooooooo short i was so dissapointed because it took me so long to do! but you did a very lovely first skirt and it looks great on you and i love the way you styled it!

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  2. congratulations on making your own skirt! i've been wanting to try making a simple one myself.

    bitsy's adorable! little doggie wants to be in the spotlight too!

    leethroughthelens.blogspot.com

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  3. I love that color and the pockets!

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  4. Fabulous job! I love skirts and dresses with pockets.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  5. Well done you! It seems like blogger people are so creative and hands on! I like your hair as it is, but I'm always a fan of brunette. ; )

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  6. That skirt is beautiful! I love the shape and the color and it looks so pretty with the stripe cardi and boots (which may I say are amazing). I seriously wish I could sew like that.

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  7. Oooh the skirt is lovely! and the dog is hilarious!

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  8. What a cute skirt! Looks really great with your striped cardigan.

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  9. your dog is so cute.. i love my doggie i don't know what this home would feel like if he were not hear. not a home I suppose<3


    I like that skirt alot! how did you just sew it up? I have no idea how to sew but I've been really wanting to learn because it could save me soooo much money!! and I could be truly unique with my creations :)!

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  10. Well done on your skirt, it looks fab and I love the colour
    Great outfit by the way!

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  11. What a cute skirt! That's awesome that you made it. :)

    Is Bitsy a bichon like my little guys? She's adorable!

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  12. Your handmade skirt is so pretty!

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