Monday, March 8, 2010

I am Sew Clever

I Am Sew Clever

I Am Sew Clever

Works Cited
skirt: i made it! myself!
white tee: gap
belt: mommed
flats: palladium
headband: i made it, too

Sorry in advance for all the exclamation points and for the horrible title pun, but I can't resist because I am high on my own sewing success! I sewed this skirt! By myself! And it's wearable! It's a miracle! I used this pattern, of course, like Elaine did (hers turned out a little less poofy...which is my aim for my next attempt).

And check out the pockets!

Pocket Detail

And the headband I made to match the skirt's lining!

Headband Detail

I am so happy, I have visions of hundreds of skirts in all different colors and patterns, dancing through my head. My next project is sewing my sister an identical skirt with the generous leftovers. We can look like twins when we live 3000 miles apart, don't you think?

Stay tuned for an exciting giveaway tomorrow--and enter Elaine's giveaway if you haven't yet!

59 comments:

eek said...

So talented too! Great skirt, especially with the pocket details that match your headband!

Shop T.O. Live said...

Congratulations! The skirts looks great and the pockets are darling! (And you def deserve all the extra exclamation marks.)

ShopTOLive.ca

Oranges And Apples said...

well done, it looks amazing! auch skill!

Larysse Tavares said...

Very well done! This skirt is amazing! And the headband, how cute!

The weather is getting hot, you're not wearing tights today! Hahaha, so Brazilian =)

Can't wait to see what you'll sew next!
And please, when you finish brudder's skirt, post a picture of you two <3

Sabrina said...

Congrats!!! A great success. I love the cut and the color. OMG and the pockets! I am a fan of anything with pockets.

I wish I knew how to sew.

Charmalade said...

That's so exciting that you are sew resourceful! durrhurr, I stole a joke, sorry. ><

But seriously, I love how you're brimming with excitement at the possibilities. Can't wait to see future projects!

Toast with Charmalade

Jill said...

I love the pockets and matching headband--so sweet! I am seriously envious of your sewing skills.

Molly said...

so cute and simple. aewsome skirt and headband!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You are sew cute when you pun! It looks like you did a fantastic job! I love a skirt with pockets!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

Ur a genius! This is great :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

You made the skirt & headband yourself? Woa!! Cute!!! I like the light green!!

KP said...

wow! the skirt and headband look great! I wish I could sew

tastymoog said...

Good job! I may have to incorporate pockets into my next skirt project.

My Palladium boots are my fave, and the flats you're wearing are great for bike riding. :)

myedit said...

Sew true! You did a great job. I'm in stitches waiting for your next project... Yeah. My puns suck.

blackdog finds said...

What a cute skirt! It's amazing what a feeling of accomplishment a successful sewing project will render =)

~Kelly
http://www.blackdogfinds.com/

Sarah S. Dobbs said...

How adorable!!! Aren't you sooo happy with the spring like weather FINALLY!

xx

S.S. DOBBS

Kim said...

Wonderful skirt, great detail! :D Fab look!

Susan said...

so adorable!

SB said...

and sew you should be (tee hee)!!! How adorable is that skirt? the pockets? the hair band??? and the designs!!! super sweet!
SB


not too serious i hope

Elaine said...

I LOVE it!!!! I like it poofier! :) I love the polkadots....and the green!!! And thanks for shoutout twice ;)

clothedmuch.blogspot.com

Heather J said...

very clever indeed! i love it! i've got to use that tutorial and make me a skirt.

limadean said...

That's a great skirt! I'm bookmarking the pattern...might be time to jump into my first clothing-sewing attempt.

caffeinerd said...

Amazing!! Love it with the belt.

Sal said...

Lady, it's MARVELOUS! And the contrast pockets? Too cute for words.

Hannah said...

This turned out great! I think the poof is flattering for your figure, and I love the color!

Monique said...

Love the skirt! Green is my favorite color. You did a great job with sewing it. I really love the pockets too.

The Closet of Kim said...

Oh wow, I love it! The pockets in a different pattern was a great idea. You guys are making me wish I knew how to sew.

jesse.anne.o said...

Oh, I love this! I think it looks great poofy!

Law Girl said...

Wow. Your skirt looks awesome! I love the pockets and matching headband.

spoozyliciouzz said...

Very good job on the skirt...and a real blow-off to wear it with that hairband. You definitely look awesome :)

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Your skirt is darling, and I love that you added pockets. So talented!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Shoeperwoman said...

Wow, I can't sew to save my life, so I'm super-impressed - the hairband is the perfect touch, too :)

An Engineer's Closet said...

Awesome! How did you make the headband?

Nicola said...

Love the skirt material, especially in the pockets! Nice and simple pattern, I might even try it myself!

The Woollen Typist said...

I love it. Am so on to making my own one and have the perfect fabric for it too. Can't wait...but I must wait!

xx:)

Lisa said...

It's beautiful! What a great idea to make a matching headband. You make me want to sew!

chai am woman said...

okay. this is just TOO adorable. the pockets make me swoon a little. i need to learn how to do this ASAP! or you and elaine could just go into business and make them for all of us to buy haha!

Shelby Alexa said...

The skirt looks great! Love it

Clare said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so impressed! The pockets are particularly wonderful.

Fashion Therapist said...

I wish I had sewing skills. I have a sewing machine, but don't even know how to turn it on.

coleenpq said...

Very cute skirt!! After seeing yours and Elaine's skirts, I want to make one myself now!

e. said...

Nice work! I could maybe make a skirt, but pockets sound too hard! Great patterns--thanks for the closeups...on the full photos the color is still so pretty but I can't see the polkadots!

kate maggie said...

Your skirt is amazing! You are a great sewer! :) Your blog is great. I cant believe i havent seen it before. x

Kristin said...

Adorable! The complementary pocket lining and headband are genius! I've had a skirt pattern for about a month now, but I can't decide on fabric for it. Too many options! Aaaah!

futurelint said...

That is awesome and I love the little pockets! You look great in that shade of green!

Jenny said...

You are too darn cute. I think I may have to tackle this skirt project. :)

Emily D. said...

Nice job! Love the color of the skirt and, of course, the secret detail of the lining. You look great!

Lexie said...

ahhhh! this skirt is soooooo cute! great job!

Kelsey Kim said...

I LOVE that belt. And your skirt turned out great, I need to try one.
CourageousMother

lumikha said...

that so cool that you sewed that! looove the pockets! i wish i could sew...one day...one day!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

Awesome, love it! I can't wait until I have time to sew some skirts for myself too.

The pocket detail is too cute :o)

Wicked Thrifty- Formerly The Thrifty Stylist said...

i just bought an "easy guide to sewing skirts" and plan to make the hundreds in MY head as soon as my mom gives me her spare machine (and teaches me how to use it since i refused as a stupid child!). this is ADORABLE. the pockets are to die for!!

mustardandsage said...

Bravo! I like that it looks like a solid green skirt, but when you get close the polka dots are a fun surprise. So cute!

Aury said...

I have to get a sewing machine! That is such a fabulous skirt!

Alli XT said...

Congratulations on sewing a gorgeous skirt! I'm so impressed - I have tried to learn to sew so many things. It is one trade this jill will never master.

Emily Kennedy said...

Wow, that's excellent! It's gorgeous! Thanks so much for the link to the pattern!

amy said...

Wow! Just as I was looking through your photos I stopped on this skirt to say how much I liked it and SURPRISE! you totally made it. A+ dahling.

Larysse Tavares said...

I can't believe it will be mine :)

Anonymous said...

do you wear tan pantyhose? isn't cold ?

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