26 September 2011

Style Peek: marigold handmade skirt + layered neutrals

Hello! Happy Monday and I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I finally finished (okay, I haven't done the pockets yet) my skirt and I was so eager to wear it that I went 'as is'. I'm pretty proud of finally getting comfortable with my sewing machine and making something I actually like. Plus it feels pretty rewarding to put something on and know that you made it yourself...know what I mean? It's a very simple silhouette, a gathered waist with a flat band but it features an invisible side zipper - woo hee!! Thanks to my awesome sister for coming over on the weekend to give me a zipper tutorial. You're the best!

I was inspired by this gorgeous marigold heritage cotton fabric, I knew instantly it would be a perfect fall skirt. Then I layered the vivid colour with more neutral pieces, except for the aqua necklace - I couldn't resist a pop of contrast. Plus we're having a balmy fall so I got away with bare legs - yay!

marigold skirt - handmade by me!
cream blouse - Eddie Bauer (similar)
grey cardigan - Gap
woven belt - Pure Alfred Sung via Zellers
aqua beaded necklace - thrifted
brown leather flats - Aldo

Do you sew at all friends? Did you learn as a kid or take it up later in life? 

Have an amazing day!


  1. Great job-the skirt looks fabulous! I'm a newish follower and just had to take the opportunity to say that I love your blog!

    Happy Monday

  2. Beautiful skirt! I wish I could sew; thankfully I've got two aunts who are pretty handy with a sewing machine. :)

  3. I love the colour of that skirt! And normally I'd say: "it looks like it was made for you"... but I know it was!!
    I do dabble in sewing, having taken the full gamut of options through 4-H!

  4. I love that skirt and I'm not a 'skirt-girl'. Heck, that whole outfit is awesome :)

  5. Amazing picture and amazing outfit, you look so good in this picture, I love your skirt and that cardigan is perfect, the perfect touch and your accessories rock, also you look beautiful! You have a lovely blog and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic


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