Saturday, September 29, 2012

Check out this sweet skirt I made!

The scene: Deseret Industries.  It was a month before my brother's wedding, and I still needed to find some coral and yellow clothing.  The last 1,000 times I'd been shopping, things hadn't gone so well.  This time, I was determined to make it work.  Instead of looking for the right color AND fit AND item of clothing, I would only look for color.  Strategy: Walk along the racks and pick up anything that's either coral or yellow.

The result?


These pants.  
But, after a little picking, sewing, and ironing...


I ended up with this skirt!  It used to be huge pants, and now it's a skirt that fits me well and that I love. Woohoo!  Now I'm working on expanding my professional wardrobe.  Bring on the oversized pants, DI! 

9 comments:

Scott and Melody said...

Who knew that sewing class would be so useful?! It looks great!

Mom said...

Good for you, you smartie! You are going to be a great mother and save your husband lots of money!

Terina Dee said...

You are me at the clothing store. Now you will begin to wonder, how much am I willing to pay if I have to go home and make all the adjustments too? AM I NUTS?

This skirt is adorable.

Alison said...

Thank you!

Sister Darcey - That is totally me! So often, I find myself thinking, "Well, I'd just have to do this little thing to it." Then after I make the changes (and they often take longer than I planned since I'm still figuring them out), I always wonder if I got as good a deal as the price tag said :D

Annegirl said...

Teach me to be you!

Kathleen said...

Whaaaaaaat!! This is AWESOME!

Janelley said...

Alison! This looks amazing! AND it has POCKETS and I bet it is so comfy! I think I might just have to head to DI soon.

Cassyielicious said...

LIES! Ugh...you should do a step by step blog on how you did this...

Beth Dorsey said...

Well done!! It looks great!

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