Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Sewing: DIY Scarf Skirt and Afternoon Reading

All photographs are self portraits taken by myself.

Indiana summer days are perfect for outside reading.  Being home has given me the time to catch up on all of the reading that I have missed out on this past year.  One of my favorite books that I've been flipping back to for inspiration this summer is Fashion Illustrations by Fashion Designers.  It's a collection of fashion sketches by different designers, and it's so cool to view all the different styles of drawing.  I might scan a few of my favorite pages and share them in a later post if I have the time!

Scarf Skirt:  DIY Esther Boller
Swimsuit:  Style Moi (I adore this swimsuit, but it comes a tad small.  I would recommend the next size up if you see one you like!)
Sunglasses:  ZeroUV 
Belt:  Thrifted
Shoes:  Aldo

I made the skirt that I'm wearing out of a scarf that I found in the dollar bin at Goodwill.  Scarf skirts are so inexpensive and easy to make!  First you'll need a scarf that's big enough, or you can even merge two scarves together instead.  Next sew the scarf together so it's one tube piece.   From there all you have to do shirr around the end that you want your waistband to be.  

If you're not sure what shirring is, here's a great simple tutorial on shirring and I learned so much for them when I first started sewing. 

After you've made the amount of shirr lines that you like - tada!  You have yourself a fun, colorful skirt to wear out and it only takes around 30minutes to make! 

If you make a skirt let me know, I'd love to see it!  Also, thank you to everyone who shared a bit of their moving out experience with me in my previous post.  I loved reading about everyone's different experiences! 


  1. Again, your pictures are just gorgeous! The colors and the background, just wow!

    It's such a good idea to recycle old scarves. I think it would be a good idea for my old scarves, throwing those away would be a waste!

    I've been looking for a floral bathing suite for ages now, but I couldn't find anything that I really liked. Yours is really beautiful, I'm going to take a look at that website ; )

  2. That bathing suit is so pretty! I love these photos :)
    And outside reading is the best! Fresh air and a book

  3. Oh my GOD Esther that fourth picture is unreal! <3

  4. You look absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about this outfit, the swimsuit, the parasol, the location, and the fact that you took such amazing photos yourself! Super pretty.


    love your shirred scarf skirt!

  6. Excellent pictures and colour combinations! Lovely skirt.