All photos taken myself
Hat: Thrifted Gift from my sister
Skirt: Esther from the Sticks
Belt: Forever 21
I made this skirt a couple of years ago based off of an Orla Kiely design. It was during the time when I was obsessed with everything made from her. Every collection has a beautiful vintage nostalgic feel that I can only compare to the feeling I get after watching a Wes Anderson film. The way she works with prints and colors is genius, and she'll always be one of my favorite designers.
The skirt was made using a linen fabric I found in the $1 section at Wal-Mart (where else). It's a simple gathered skirt with an invisible zipper in the back. There are two layers on the skirt that overlay each other and hidden pockets in the sides of the skirt. The bottom hem line was finished using hand made 1 inch bias tape made from muslin. I know that muslin is normally used for mock ups, but I liked the color, plus it saved a bit of money. Here's a tutorial I made a while back for The Drifter and the Gypsy on how to sew bias tape. You can check it out here.
My graduation party was this last weekend. Ever since I first started sewing in the 7th grade I've been going to Wal-Mart to buy my fabric. Not only are there really cool fabric finds, but also the ladies who work there are incredibly kind and lovely. So I was very excited when I saw that Susan and Jackie from the fabric department came to my graduation party! I was truly blessed by their presence, and I felt so honored that they came. If you have a fabric department in your Wal-Mart get to know the ladies, because they are truly some of the nicest people you'll ever meet!
Thanks Susan, Jackie, and Evelyn for all the hard work that you put into your department! I have loved getting to know you!