DIY Full Skirt & Boxy Top

My Handmade Wardrobe, Sewing, Style

Recreate this fun and flirty look with two easy, handmade wardrobe staples!

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I almost forgot to share these fun and easy sewing projects with you all from a month or so ago!  I’m mildly obsessed with all the full skirts we’ve been seeing this year and last and so when I saw this Anywhere Skirt Pattern from Made Everyday, I snatched it up and decided to make one in my favorite fabric: black and white stripes!

Here’s the cool thing about this pattern – it’s not actually a pattern, as much as it is detailed instructions on how to take your own measurements and get the perfect fitting, custom skirt.  Since you’re basically just cutting a bunch of rectangles, Dana tells you exactly how to get the right size and she even shows you how to leave the gathering off the hips, for those of us not built like Barbie.  Bonus for not having to print and tape a billion pattern pages.

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I really love how mine turned out…the wooden buttons are my favorite part!

This top was a cinch to make as well.  I’ve hoarded this rayon floral since my trip to the LA fashion district last Fall and I love how it drapes in this simple boxy top.  I basically followed this simple tutorial and it turned out great.

Now that I’m looking over these pictures though, I’m not really totally in love with wearing these two prints together.  Maybe if the skirt had been black with white stripes, instead of vice versa….ah well, file that under the “live and learn” tab of fashion adventures!

Also, fun fact: see that little scar I didn’t Photoshop on the back of my left calf?  That’s from stepping over an open dishwasher and getting skewered with a steak knife.  It probably needed stitches but I’m lazy and just superglued it shut.  #momscars

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    September 27, 2016 at 6:15 am

    […] amazing Bonnie from Whisk ‘Em sewed up this skirt.  The contrast striping on the skirt delights the eyes and is perfect for […]

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