Sunday, February 12, 2012

Spring-minded: Brocade Skirt DIY

The weather is a bit wishy-washy lately.  Last week was in the fifties and the shrubs were starting to bud.  This week there's snow on the ground.  Well, in the spirit of 50 degree weather, I made this simple A-line brocade skirt in a lovely light gold with fuchsia paisley accents.  To make it girly, but hopefully not way over the top, I paired it with a peach blossom top, fuchsia flats, and a "tough" olive green military-style cropped jacket.

Isn't the print lovely?
Top: LOFT (old)
Jacket:  LOFT (old)
Skirt:  DIY Brocade 
Belt:  J. Crew, Coral
Shoes:  Gucci

Next on the DIY list: hi-lo skirt, handkerchief skirt, wrap skirt, fit & flare dress, and peplum dress (or top).  I've been feeling inspired and have been pinning away like a mad woman :)  If you're curious, you can find my pins here.

What are you looking forward to wearing this spring?

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

31 comments:

  1. Love the print on this skirt and your outfit is so cute. I can't wait more of your DIY.

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    1. Thanks Ying! I fell in love with the colors :)

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  2. That's really a beautiful skirt! I love that print so much.

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    1. Thank you! I was really drawn to both the colors and the print :)

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  3. That is definitely a feminine print! I'm always amazed at what you can sew up :) You should start sewing things for your little babies :)

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    1. Thank you! I've sewn one little dress for Baby E so far and have 2 more in the works - will be posting soon! :)

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  4. That is a gorgeous fabric!!! I love how you styled it as well, my Mom is currently in the processing of designing and making a few skirts for me this Spring too :) We'll see what she comes up with!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your new skirts!! Your mom is so talented!

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  5. The skirt is gorgeous indeed. It's so fun to make your own clothes. I can't believe how slim and fit you are after having your little girl for such a short time. Have a great week!

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    1. Aw, you are so sweet! The secret (really) is knowing how to hide the tummy and certain camera angles help too :)

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  6. Love it!!! xoxo from Rome

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    Ps. Follow each other???

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  7. Love the combo. Not too girly at all, especially with tough jacket and great shoes!

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    1. Thank you! I was really hoping that the olive jacket would keep it from swaying too far on the girly side :)

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  8. I simply adore this outfit. Such feminine fabrics and colors! Even though I've got plenty of beige/camel jackets, I think I need one in a darker hue like yours ;)

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    1. Thanks Cee! It means a lot when you say you like an outfit :) The jacket is actually an olive color and you have that gorgeous anorak!

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  9. aww i do love the print and the color. it looks great on you and i love how you styled it. looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm loving getting back into sewing and bringing some ideas to fruition :)

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  10. Gorgeous skirt! Love this look. xo style, she wrote

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  11. ohhh- very pretty, and I can't wait for a DIY on the peplum dress - I just bought a peplum top yesterday from H&M - really loving it!

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    1. Thanks Thu! Would love to see your new peplum top!

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  12. the skirt looks so sweet and feminine. i love it~

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  13. I love paisley prints! Yours is perfect for spring! I like how you toned down the girlie-ness with the olive jacket too! Ooh, can't wait to see how your hi/low skirt turns out :)

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    1. I love paisley too! I want to find a giant paisley print someday but so far I've only seen smaller ones.

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  14. Brocade!!! I'm so glad I learned this word, I've been a fan of these skirts for a while but I had no idea what they were called. Learned something today. =)

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    1. That's awesome! I feel all special now :)

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  15. Thanks for following me on GFc, I've followed you back! Also I start following you on Bloglovin, hope you'll do the same! xoxo

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