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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Second time around

Say hello to my new pink skirt! She used to be a dress, but after making her several summers ago and then never wearing her, I decided it was time to re-purpose her into something I'd actually wear.
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What was the problem with the dress? Well, I just never managed to get it to fit properly in the bust. Which is silly, when you make something, it should fit perfectly - but that is what happens when you just follow a pattern and don't really make adjustments for the thing to actually fit you.
Salmon Halter Dress
The inspiration for the skirt came from this little ModCloth number that I'd wanted very badly last year. I just detached the skirt from the dress, pulled out the zipper, and added a wide black elastic. Easy-peasy.
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I also made this flower belt, it was fashioned after something I'd spotted in J.Crew.
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The Rundown
Skirt Made by Me - Top Gap - Shoes Onex - Belt Made by Me - Earrings Taken for Granite
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Don't you just love twirly skirts?

46 comments:

Taylor said...

LOVE! Love your analogic color scheme today! Love the skirt! EXTRA love the belt. I am in awe of anyone that can sew/create like this. Beautiful!

Danielle said...

I just did did this to one of my dresses too!

Great job. I love the colours and that belt is fabulous.

Kavery said...

My dress-to-skirt ventures don't look this good. And I love twirly skirts on you!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love it!!! That belt is pretty awesome too!! :D You're so talented :D
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Kellie said...

I really like all your shades of pink and those are some great DIY skils...the belt is awesome!

DaniellaBella said...

You are a crafting genius superstar! And the colours are so pretty too!

Jodi said...

you did a great job on that skirt!! I love it.. and I have one kindof similar so now I have an idea for how to wear it too!! Love the twirl photos too!! xoxo J

Ellie said...

I absolutely love the skirt, the photos are awesome, great job! Love the concept of your blog, I'm definitely following!
-Ellie

Courtney Erin said...

Damn you're talented Lady! I seriously love this - the whole look is so flirty and feminine.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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this free bird said...

you made that belt?? LOVE IT!! and might i add best color block i've seen yet thank you very much.

xo,
carrie

Sue said...

Very clever! Looks great. Very feminine and summery.

Rachel said...

Wow, all the little DIY touches are really impressive! Such a great outfit, the colors are so sweet and pretty!

heather yalin said...

ooh! i'm so impressed by your clothes-making talent!

La Fille D'or said...

I like your skirt and belt much better than the Modcloth and J. Crew versions : )

Robin H. said...

That is so amazing! You look great. I wish I had your talent. I really like the inspiration piece as well. And the pics are amazing.

Thanks for sharing!

Agata Wijaya said...

i love your DIY pink skirt and also your DIY floral belt. they are really nice and look pretty in you<3

kileen said...

wow, you're so crafty!! i love this pink skirt and the belt is gorgeous!! you should open up a shot and sell these!! i'd definitely buy one!

cute & little

Sarah said...

The skirt version is stunning and so much more versatile! I love how you have all the different tones on top of each other for this outfit. It works so well.

And yes, I love twirly skirts. (:

Style Eyes said...

I love this colour combo and the waistbad of teh skirt is beautiful. I think perhaps I need to recraft a few of the unworn items in my wardrobe.

Emma said...

I am loving everything about this outfit! Especially the color scheme.

myidahohome said...

Love your blog, its one of my favorites and your inspiration and suggestions. Your skirt is super cute and its pink. I've taken up sewing slacks again and I'm cross eyed after spending all afternoon getting them to fit. AARRRGHH....but you give me hope! Blessings, Kathy

Mrs. J said...

Love your new skirt and what a great DIY project. I also love the color combo in your outfit! :) Oh, are you going to remake the dress?

Natalie Suarez said...

that skirt is such a beautiful shade! LOVE IT :)


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ChiccaStyle said...

So romantic!!!Love this combination of colors!!!
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eek said...

You are so talented! I think I like your skirt better than the inspiration :)

I really love your color blocking with the bright colors today!

The Fancy Teacup said...

I love full skirts---that self made "dress transformed into skirt" is so pretty, and such a great color on you. The belt is like the cherry on top.

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much love.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

This is a great post...way to show everyone how to make it work if you cannot order the item you are desiring...this skirt is wonderful and you creatively made it work!!

Anne said...

Wow, nice re-purposing of that dress! It looks great, and I like the belt you made too!

Tashrin said...

I absolutely love this belt, that is the first thing my eyes fell on and that is what I kept looking at in every single photo. :) YOu are so talented Lyddie.

Love

Tashrin
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Glamorous Barbie ♥ said...

love your skit...used to be cuter when it was a dress too!

Hazel☺ said...

the ribbon design in your top is cute though ;) and yeah twirly skirt for the win :D

Diana Mieczan said...

Twirly skirts are always fun and I adore this skirt. The whole outfit is perfect for summer! Hugs and kisses, sunshine

Ps: I’m hosting a beautiful jewelry GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Ariana said...

The flower belt is gorgeous, bravo! I love your palette of all different pinks :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

I love twirly skirts more than you know. You did another great job with this skirt, your sewing skills never cease to amaze me

Gracey said...

I am so impressed with you right now, I can't even explain it. The outfit yes, but the fact that you made the skirt and the belt? Genius.

Jennyboo said...

Love all of the bright colors! It makes me look forward to the summer and warmer weather. And I love your craftiness with the top/belt/dress. It works so well. I never would have guessed that you altered it at all because it looks so perfect! xoxo

rlutz said...

Love what you did with that skirt...such a great belt, very impressive. Love all the bright color today!!

Isabel said...

i need to become a DIYer. i love that u turned the dress into a skirt.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Well I love your new skirt! and your belt is cute too. Your looking so bright and summery today!

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Yeri said...

I'm liking this DIY spirit! And to be perfectly honest I think you can get more wear as a skirt than the dress. The way you paired it with the shirt and belt almost make it look like one of those two-piece dresses!

Natalya's Closet said...

WOW, GORGEOUS outfit! I LOVE this, and the pinks looks so great together! Great DIY work too! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Shea said...

I'm loving everything about this--the colors are beautiful, and your sewing skills are impressive! Did you get that Gap top recently? Love it!

Sarah Dee said...

wow! This is gorgeous =)

Alex Elizabeth said...

Oh no, that's sad about the dress but I love the new skirt! I think I need some twirly skirts in my life! I just got J.Crew May and now am seriously sad that the 20% off expired last week and won't be good for anything this month :(

srochelle said...

That skirt is awesome! And isn't it such a great feeling making changes to something so that you actually love it and will wear it?

Rochelle

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Karin said...

I just discovered your blog and its so divine I am LOVING this pink skirt and the colour palette...lovely and inspiring xxx