Thursday, March 14, 2013

OOTD: #DIY Tribal Print Skirt + Denim Shirt

Hi Darlings!

We are almost through our skirt so tomorrow I will post Part 3 and Friday part 4! so excited to see all of your skirts ;-) This sewing basics tutorial has been the only sewing I have done for myself in over three weeks! I cant wait to get settled in so I can start making my yellow Easter dress ;-)

I made my skirt from of a 1.5" yard piece of FABRIC I had picked up at Joann's I initially was going to make a tank but decided on a skirt because I don't have enough skirts in my wardrobe. I made the skirt a while ago but it was too cold to wear it, however today in Cali it is 90 degrees!

I did not use a pattern and instead made it the same way I show you how to make the Regal Maxi; I just made it short and made the waistband thinner, everything else is the same...oh I omitted the pockets.



#DIY Tribal Print Skirt / Denim Shirt (similar) HERE / Jessica Simpson Platforms HERE /
Coach Bag (old)















22 comments:

  1. Mimi, I do have a question about skirt construction for the ladies with a bit more backside. How do you adjust for the "lift" that occurs in the back? I made the short version and long versions of the maxi and have the same problem that the skirt looks like its leaning forward. Help?

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    1. Easiest way to do this:

      1. gather and slip on the skirt, tie a piece of 1/4"-wide elastic around your waist (holding up the skirt. wearing the shoes you will probably wear with the skirt, stand in front of a mirror and pull the skirt waist up in the FRONT until the lower edge is an equal distance from the floor all the way around the skirt

      2. Mark along the elastic lower edge (on the front) for the new waist seamline. Trim the fabric above the line to a 5/8" seam allowance. Now you can se the waistband on to the skirt ;-)

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    2. Thank you so much. I'm gonna try it this weekend. Working on my Easter dress also. White w/ 2 black stipes on the skirt.

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    3. Mimi will you do a video tutorial for this process please. I am more of a visual person.

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  2. Hot my lady, That's one word for it. I love the flow of the colors. So cool.

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  3. Hi Mimi,
    Just fab...in love with this look :)...how's the moving going?
    Enjoy the 90deg weather, can't wait for summer on the east coast.

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    1. Tia, I have not packed a single thing, LOL the hubby on the hand poor baby is working like a madman.
      Tomorrow and Friday however I will be up to my eyeballs in boxes.

      xoxo

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    2. Oh crap it is thursday, ROFLOL!!!!

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    3. Get to packing lady :)

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  4. Mimi, this is a question completely unrelated to the post...I wanted to know what is the average yardage of fabric you purchase if you don't have a specific project in mind? I've run across some fabrics that I really like but didn't buy because I was unsure of how much I should purchase. As always thanks for you help!!

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    1. Excellent question!!!!! I will be waiting on an answer as well.

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    2. In this post I have cheat sheet for buying fabric and yardage estimates if you don't have a particular item in mind to make ;-)
      http://mimigoodwin.blogspot.com/2013/01/lol-casual-pain-free-look-diy-friday.html#.UUNPnqXVQjo

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  5. Once again you make the simple look extraordinary! It is truly a gift!

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  6. Oooh MiMi....you better start packing.lol

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    1. Please read the post before asking a question ;-) the link and name are both in the post.

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  8. You betta WERK MIMI!! I will have to go to DSW and try on that shoe!!!

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  9. I've never seen anyone make something as simple as a denim shirt look so good. Damn, woman, you'd make a burlap sack look good! Simply beautiful!

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  10. This outfit is great! The skirt itself is A-mazing! I would have never thought of a tribal print for myself but you make it look do-able! EXCELLENT job--as always :-)

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  11. I love this outfit!! I have told everyone about your blog. I think I might start sewing!! #Greatjob

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.