Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pleated Pencil Skirt - Flower Edition

Warning: These photos are taken in direct sunlight and included a very sweaty 'model' in a thick blouse and with squinting eyes. Ugh, so sorry! But I have had this skirt finished forever (okay, a couple of weeks) and we have had builders in the house since then...and I do NOT take photos of myself with builders as an audience. (and yeah I know...I'm weird since the photos are for a public blog - but somehow taking photos and showing photos are two different things to me. Is that just me??) 
Finally this saturday lunch time hubby took the kids out and I finally had the house to myself - super hot September mid day or not....this was the time.



So what was so important to take photos of that it had to be done in less than optimal conditions? The answer is another Pleated Pencil Skirt from Delia Creates. Well, my remixed version of the pattern that includes a visible zipper all the way down the center front.
I have already made THIS one (includes tutorial to zipper) which I love love love, and seriously what is better than to just pull out a pattern, cut and sew it knowing it will fit you perfectly because you have already done the fitting and alteration the first time you made the pattern.


I did actually do a fitting though because this flower printed denim (Hancock Fabrics) has quite a lot of stretch - can you say coooomfortable - but for some reason there was no need for any further fittings. It fits like a glove.


And can I just spend two seconds talking about my scoop of a top/blouse. The girls and I walk past H&M and we all see this in the window. We are all in love and the girls demand me to buy it. I'm sure it will be made of yucky polyester (the fabric is thick like scuba diving suit material) but to my delight it is 100% cotton - woop woop, score!! I can't wait for the weather to cool down so I can wear it.....like for real.


A look from the back. 
I really should have straightened up the skirt before I took this photo, shouldn't I. Oh well.


I have a feeling I'm going to live in this skirt from now on. And when my husband came back, I was looking at the photos I had taken and he asks: "Wow, did you make that skirt?" Looking down at actual me and the concluding "Oh, you are wearing it!"
Ha, men are funny. And even though I mostly dress for my own sake and taste, it is always good to know that hubby likes it too.

21 comments:

  1. Bright sun or not, you are so cute! Love that skirt! The fit looks amazing.

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  2. This is such an awesome outfit. I love the skirt. I have a Hancocks near me but haven't visited it more than once - I didn't get a great first impression but clearly I should go back. And I LOVE that top. It is totally fabulous. There is a Cynthia Rowley pattern I've just recently become besotted with in an almost identical cut to that top...if you feel like replicating it....it looks fabulous on you! I made mine up in part-scuba (not blogged yet) but seeing yours makes me want to make one up completely in scuba now. I think it will be great for winter too.

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    1. Hancock is very hit and miss....mostly miss, haha. But I have found some really good things there - you just have to look for them :-) Thank you so much for all your nice words. I was super surprised how the scuba actually worked for this top but it sort of does, right. Could be fun to make some more. I will check out the pattern you mention. Thanks again.

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  3. You look amazing and that skirt is a perfect fit for you! That top is fantastic too. Love it all!

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  4. The skirt looks fantastic on you Mie! Love the print.

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  5. Gorgeous, Mie. You always inspire me to get my stuff together and sew for myself! I am in love with this skirt. Like I want to marry it. :)

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  6. Lovely Mie! I really need to get in on the Pleated Pencil Skirt action. It would be perfect for work! (And I desperately need work clothes!!)

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  7. That skirt suits you so much! I love the top too, gorgeous outfit.

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  8. Gorgeous!!! Love that fabric, you're making me wish (as if I didn't everyday lol) that I was 10cm taller to pull of a pencil skirt. :)

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    1. Also my wish... :) And for maxi skirts too.

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  9. Wow...some patterns are just designed for some people. I can not get over how good this is!! This, right here, is why I want to sew!

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  10. You're gorgeous! I love everything about this... The skirt is amazing and I love the floral placement on the different pattern pieces. I may have to get that scuba top too... it is lovely! And your shoes? Yellow really isn't my color but I love those shoes...

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  11. Fantastic skirt, perfect fit AND great Styling!

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  12. so pretty!! I love the fabric and it looks lovely on you! The zipper in the front is great!!!

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  13. Beautiful skirt in a great print, and such a great outfit with that top !

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  14. I'm more of a skater skirt kind of girl but I love this skirt - great idea putting the zip down the middle.

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  15. Fantastisk nederdel - du ser virkelig godt ud i den:)

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  16. Just lovely, Mie! And I love the top as well. H&M can be hit or miss and some of my favorite tops are from there!

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