Thursday, March 31, 2011

New DIY Projects - Skirt and Pearl Ribbon Necklace

A quickie post here on some things I've been working on :)  First up is a partial DIY outfit.  The shirt is from Old Navy and I added silver studs to the shoulders to give it a little bit of oomph.  The mustard paper bag skirt is another DIY project paired with a rope belt to echo the nautical feel from the striped shirt.  I would model this but I no longer have a waist and a paperbag waist-type skirt looks best at the waist LOL.  Thus I'm planning to wear this skirt below my preggy belly :)


Next up is a variation of my pearl ribbon necklace.  This is a new accordion/folding technique I'm trying.  This necklace was made for a dear friend and features wine-colored pearls paired with pewter ribbon.


A close-up:


I've gotten a few questions regarding why my Etsy store is so empty - I am just far behind in making listings, but if any jewelry piece piques your interest, please just let me know and I can either list it on Etsy or sell it directly to you.  You can always reach me at sewpetitegal(at)gmail.com :)

13 comments:

  1. The paperbag skirt is so cute! You chose a great color fabric for this DIY. Two thumbs up for the nautical-styled theme :)

    The accordion pleats are really unique. Not that I don't think it looks good, but I wonder how it would look if the pearls are bigger or if the ribbon is slightly thinner... cuz right now it seems like one is covering the other?

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  2. So pretty!!!! Let me know about the ribbon/pearl necklace ;)

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  3. I really like the nautical outfit. You are so crafty.

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  4. I love it all, as usual. The paper bag skirt is so so cute and the ribbon necklace is to die for! I'm loving the two shades of purple - so classic!!

    You should definitely throw this up for sale on Etsy ;D

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  5. I meant to say classy but it's 12:30am... ^.^ Haha. Goodnight, love!

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  6. Hello SPG,

    I have admired your crafti-ness from afar and thought I would say hi now. :) You have mad skills!

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  7. Love it! Love the skirt and OF COURSE the necklace....can't wait for mine!! LOL

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  8. the belt def ties the nautical theme together!

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  9. LOL! you're too funny.
    love the belt on the skirt!

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  10. The necklace is so pretty! I love the rope belt on that skirt. Great idea! And I just posted this on her blog, but Kileen is wearing something PRETTY similar to this mannequin! LOL
    here

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  11. gorgeous necklace and i'm in love with the skirt!! i can't wait to see these items on you!

    cute & little

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  12. Your necklaces are so pretty. Somehow I missed the link for your etsy store.

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  13. Cee - Thanks! I've had yellow on the brain lately. Thanks also for the feedback - I hadn't really thought of using a thinner ribbon or bigger pearls - I'll have to try that.

    Elaine - Thank you! Just let me know what you'd like to do :)

    Ski Petite - Thank you!

    Aubrey - Thank you! I have a horrible sense of procrastination when it comes to Etsy and I don't know why. I need to get off my arse!

    Sunshine - Aww, thanks so much for reading and commenting such kind words! I really appreciate it :)

    Annie - Thanks! I hope you like your necklace!!

    Aubrey - I'm a fan of the belt too and you can get one just by buying some rope from a craft store ($3) and knotting the ends :)

    Ping - I'm only going to get bigger but I'm trying to enjoy it as much as possible (i.e. I've been gorging myself on food) :)

    Jessy - Thanks! LOL, I guess we just had a synchronized day!

    Kileen - Thanks so much!

    Aki - Thank you! I have my Etsy store button in my sidebar but I should link it in the post too - thanks for the suggestion!

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