Thursday, December 5, 2013

DIY Skirt + Daytime Sparkle Sweater



Hi Darlings!

I am having an amazing week you guys! I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I am for all the really great things that are happening with my family and the blog. Thank you all for the support and love you guys show me. I KNOW I have the best fans EVER!

Today I woke up feeling sparkly and since I bought this sweater at the GAP a few weeks back, because of it's sparkle, I knew I had to wear it. Aside from the sweater being so fab and versatile it also has a really great shape. Some sweaters are shaped odd and when you wear them they fail to fall properly on the body but this one has a great shape and front "tuck ability" lol that is a new term I just made up. I am known to do a front tuck often so that is always the first thing I check when I buy sweaters. A sparkle sweater is also a great way to dress up some jeans and boots.

The skirt is a favorite of mine and I made it using 3 panels instead of one full front piece so I could get a much greater drape on the bottom. If you are a new be to sewing you can get a very similar look using my mermaid skirt tutorial, it is probably one of the easiest projects to get started with.

QUICK TIP: During the winter months (and yes it still gets cold in Cali) I wear leggings or heavy tights under my maxi skirts and they keep me really warm.


GAP Sweater (similar) HERE or HERE / Similar DIY Skirt Tutorial HERE / Charming Charlie Bag















20 comments:

  1. I love this skirt!!! I have to make me one ASAP... hopefully my curves look like that too...lol

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  2. 1st off love the outfit... I know this might call for more of an answer than you have time to give on here but how does sewing the skirt in 3 panels give it better drape?

    Also, I got you mermaid skirt tutorial over the thanksgiving weekend (yay 20% discount) but I was wondering do you think it'd be ok to make it with a black sequin material? I got 4 yards for a ridiculously good price at Joann on black Friday and I've been dying to make a maxi skirt with it, any thoughts?

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  3. One word, well maybe two words....Classy cute!

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  4. Great look!

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  5. All Glory goes to God, Sweetie...but you are welcome and we love you too. Great OOTD...I like that sweater.

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  6. Love the sparkle sweater. Great for the season.

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  7. I absolutely love this look!

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  8. I love the panel detail!!! The mermaid skirt was already perfect, but the panels kicked it up! Did you give each panel an individual flare?

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  9. Love the look!!!! I just recently stumbled across your site via research on a natural hair blog. I absolutely LOVE what you're doing for some of us who aren't so savvy in the fashion dept. I'm a 35-year-old single mother who WANTS/NEEDS to get her groove back. It's hard to find clothes in the store because they're either for the younger generation or way to grandma looking. I love how you are able to put pieces together and still look a million bucks. I will be visiting this site daily. Oh...and my 12-year-old daughter has requested a sewing machine for Christmas!!!

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  10. Very cute, as a plus size I know it will look good also. I just love your style. good job.

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  11. You have the perfect shape for this skirt; actually for this look period! You rock.

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  12. I love this skirt! Great look on you lady!

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  13. Lovely, lovely!... The waisted skirts are very feminine, chic an sophisticated!!... in you, they are beautiful!!...
    Ur fan:
    MaximsFashion ♥

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  14. That skirt is just "Va Va Voom!" Looks great on you!

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  15. You know a motivated person could also DIY that pretty sweater with your MimiG Hotpatterns Tee lol! It's a VERY similar shape and easily modified in the front for the tuck. I have been really enjoying making that tee and every version I have made has received many compliments.

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  16. Very pretty.. Love the skirt and Love the sweater. You look great as always.. God Bless!!

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xoxo
mimi g.