Pencil Skirt: Final Version
Oh my God, you guys, I finished it! My pencil skirt is done!! I hemmed and did my button and buttonhole this afternoon and now I have a perfectly wearable pencil skirt. I’m super proud of myself for doing both as 1) I’ve never done a buttonhole before, and 2) hemming is my least favorite part of sewing.
Now, as with everything on me, the waistband is a little roomy (really have to teach myself how to do a swayback adjustment) but that’s fixed easily with a belt, as seen in the picture on the right. I belt most of my off the rack skirts anyway so it’s not a big issue.
With it, I’m wearing one of the City Chic shirts I got in the post Xmas sale as well as a belt I got from there. I think I might wear this outfit on my first day back at work…
Here’s what I wore to work today.
dress - handmade, thrifted fabric
sweater - thrifted
belt - lane bryant
necklace - thrifted
shoes - target
kitty purse - thrifted
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!
Worked on this baby all afternoon, then wore it out to get drinks and play pool. I’m loving the mesh yoke and have decided every garment I make needs one from now on.
Just finished this dolly #dress! In love. I’ll gave to make a million more like it. #diyfashion #diy #handmade #kinderwhore #fashion #fatshion #fat #bodypositive #cute #poc #hardfemme #woc (Taken with Instagram)
Making Fatty Fashion : How to make cute clothes for fat girls.
Basic dress and top in stretch knit fabric
Make a top or dress of any length, strappy or strapless, easily customised, make it the way you like. Simple to make, based on body measurements for a perfect fit.
OOTD: super hot summer day
- Skirt: vintage thrifted dress, cut and hastily sewn (hence the all the strings— oops!)
- Navy crop top: Forever 21
- Woven belt: thrifted… (I think I may wear this too frequently. Oh well!)
Some days, I am just so adorable that I can’t fathom why I’ve been single for years. :P
New dress pictures version “Wow I really need someone to take pictures for me, also obligatory cat helper.”
See better pictures of the dress here.
My new skirt! Plus way too many detail pictures. Please excuse my mom’s gross diet books in the background, if you can even see them. The fabric came from a remnant, plus hem tape and these amazing cat buttons. I made the mistake of sewing over woven elastic (three times… even though I know you’re not supposed to sew over woven elastic) which caused the skirt to become falling-off-too-big so I had to take in the waist on a bit of a diagonal, which fucked up the hem tape a bit but gave the skirt a bit of a nicer shape, so it’s okay. Materials altogether probably cost about $8.