A Bohemian Pencil Skirt

I love pencil skirts.  They have this sexy, sophisticated look and show off curves so well.  The problem is that I have very few place to wear one because they do look so…put together?? Yeah, I would stick out at the local Kroger and not the way I want. Plus, let’s face it, not really my style.

Well, ideas started a-brewin when my friend Rhea gave me this skirt…

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This skirt is a Target Merona brand, khaki colour that hits a couple inches above the knee.  Not the most flattering length/colour, at least on me.

Then I went to Hancock Fabrics and found this great material…

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Two nap times and a couple stitches here, some pins there and…

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Bam! New skirt! YAY!

Now, here are a couple pictures of me wearing this thing with some different tops.  I had to go old school and take pictures of myself in a mirror.  Yeah, totally felt like a NJ dude but whatev….don’t laugh!

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Ok, I laughed a little and almost took these down but left them up for amusement purposes!  I mean, how many people are really going to see this, right? 🙂

Upcycled Flower Fabric & Collared Shirt

I have a lot of shirts that hang in my closet year after year that are never worn, but I am not willing to give up.  For example, collared shirts.  Good for the workplace, but not really my style.

This one in particular never fit me very well because of my big shoulders.  It was a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law who has an amazing sense of style and gives me the clothes that would have gone to goodwill.  I have recieved lots of great stuff this way!

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Well, I had some extra fabric that I made this  infinity scarf out of…

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and I had just so happened to come across a blog that I am totally obsessed with called Cotton and Curls (http://www.cottonandcurls.com).  This woman is so talented with all of her sewing and upcycling! She had tutorials for making all kinds of stuff which inspired me to make this…

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These two are the front of the blouse…

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and this is the back!

Hopefully soon I will have pictures of these clothes being worn!  But right now, Sebastian is not trusted with the camera 🙂