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Friday, September 12, 2008

Skirting around: still feeling SJP!

So I've worked out how to wear the SJP DIY re-deaux stripe top 'dressed down' with jeans. But what to wear with it now that I have promised my "blind date" Lady Smaggle that I will be wearing it tomorrow when we meet for the first time at the Canberra Centre's High Tea and fashion show?

With absolutely no funds in the bank, I'll have to make something using only stash materials...

And so, I present the skirt, let's call her Patrizia. (Kinda) named after the Ikea fabric design, I may still need to shorten her just a little. She has a very wide waist band (I'm wearing it with a black belt) and knife pleats at the waist. Very cute with the heels, not too bad considering I used no pattern what-so-ever!

This combination should not be worn by a shy type of person, luckily, I'm not. Look out Lady Smaggle, I don't think you'll miss me in this!

9 comments:

Michelle said...

The top and the skirt are BOTH fabulous. Nice work!

Lady Smaggle said...

ha ha awesome! I don't have a chance of missing you! Although I'm pretty sure you'll pass me up in the fashion stakes...

Ginger_nut said...

I nominated you - check out my post at http://pierretheyarnsnob.blogspot.com/2008/09/you-shouldnt-have.html for more details :)

lopi said...

I love this skirt! Perfect shape AND perfect fabric. I think I will be visiting an IKEA soon!

wottoncool said...

the prints work so well together cos of the ruched flower and the flowers on the skirt. i'm so impressed! i need to try it out

Velveteen Libertine said...
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Velveteen Libertine said...

I would LOVE to commision you to make me one- in an equally bold print. Let me know!

Velveteen Libertine said...

Addicted to Fabric! I'm onto it, I'll look this weekend. Do you need to measure me? Should I measure myself? ah! so many questions :S

Ca said...

Haha, all in favour for bold mix of prints and lots of attitude!

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