Friday, July 12, 2013

Feminine High Waisted Skirt

My sewing machine has been sitting idle for a little while 
so I put it to good use by making  a few pretty, feminine skirts.


I found this pattern online at This Big Oak Tree  blog
and couldn't believe how cute and easy it was to make.
Amy does a great job of telling you how to make your own beautiful high-waisted sash skirt
and by the end of the afternoon you'll have a lovely addition to your closet. :)

The pattern has a sash which I made, but didn't attach to the skirt
because I wanted to be able to wear my red belt as well.
The sash wraps around my waist nicely without being sewn on.


So I stopped by Hobby Lobby and bought this music note fabric 
that I have been eyeing for months and whipped out a skirt.
The grand total for making this was .... $9.00 :)

What do you think of the end result?


I made three yo-yo flowers using the skirt fabric and attached them to my shirt.




Then I made a skirt out of a dress with the same pattern.
This dress has been sitting in my closet for years
because it's too big so I decided to refashion it and get some wear out of it.

The dress went from this....

To this....

Colors of the rainbow! :)


And finally onto the last skirt ...
I made this pretty green skirt from fabric that was on sale at Hobby Lobby;
I got 2 yards for $6.99 - love a good deal!


I hope you go visit This Big Oak Tree
and make a skirt of your own - you won't regret it :)

Have a beautiful weekend, lovelies!
And don't forget about the Tea Cup Exchange

Linking up with:
Bouquet Of Talent

46 comments:

graceandpoise said...

What a wonderful talent you have, Stephanie! I love the colours you've combined - so feminine and pretty!

Lauren Nelson said...

Stephanie,
Those are all so beautiful! I wish that you lived closer so that we could sew together!!! Happy Weekend!

Gina said...

Stephanie,

I love your skirts! So feminine and flattering on you! I'm not much of a seamstress but maybe one day I will give it another try.

Melanie said...

All 3 are lovely Stephanie! This is a great idea, we are supposed to have a rainy weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

wilma b said...

Lovely skirts...I'll go check out the link. Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend!

Clara said...

Hi Stephanie!
Your skirts are so pretty and your the loveliest model.
~Clara

A Daughter of the King said...

What a wonderful talent you have for sewing...and modeling your creations. So lovely!

Andrea said...

They are beautiful! And would cost you a fortune to buy! I love the ribbon on the bottom of the floral.
And the music notes...so nice! I will have to look at that blog!

Sandra said...

All three skirts are so pretty and feminine...great job! You definitely have a talent for sewing and creating so never stopping doing either. :o)

Delvalina Tuanger said...

eeeeeeeeee! Sister. You look like super moder on first picture and can I download that one? ;)

I love your ideas here, I love the floral skirt and the last skirt..oh wait with also note printed skirt. Love all of them.

I will be busy next week also. We will see when I can get to talk with you. I miss you.

Love an hugs,
Eva

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie...absolutely charming ... so pretty and so feminine! Have a blessed weekend! Hugs ♥ Teri

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Maria said...

Gorgeous skirts you created, Stephanie! You are so creative and make the prettiest items! Have a wonderful blessed weekend, hugs!

Sarah Louise said...

I love these - the note fabric is great, and I love how you made the flowers to match on the top. You are so clever and talented! :) Have a wonderful weekend. x

Ashley~ said...

Great job friend! You look great ;)
I'm sad you cut up that dress- I liked that one but better to get use out of it instead of having an excuse to gain weight :) lol

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

What pretty skirts! I especially like the black and white one! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Mindy Whipple said...

Great job Stephanie - they all look so cute on you! My machine has been sitting for a while, along with a half finished pair of bedroom curtains. Sewing is more of a fall project for me I guess.

Linda said...

They are all just lovely Stephanie. I miss the days when my Mom sewed everything for me. Somehow I just didn't inherit the sewing gene, but I so admire those of you who do it so well.

Linda Young said...

The music note outfit is adorable! I used to sew, haven't done much lately, but you inspire me! You have such an amazing figure that anything would look good on! I love your blog and am enjoying your previous posts and pretty pictures and scriptures. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog about losing my grandmother. I'm happy to have found you! Love, Linda

Janet said...

Beautiful!! All of them.
Janet

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Are you kidding me right now? You're so tiny, and you look amazing!! Love that red belt the most.

XOXO,
Meredith

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, I can't believe how pretty and what a great job you did on all the skirts. I love your color choices and the flowers that you made for your shirt. I hope you have a nice weekend.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You look so pretty in your new creations. I think dresses and skirts are so feminine and cool for summer! Hugs

kitty said...

Ooh they're all so pretty, Stephanie! I love to shop for fabric at Hobby Lobby. They organize everything so nicely and it's not overwhelming. Your choices are gorgeous and I love the re-do. xo

Debbie Harris said...

You are amazing! All three of your skirts are beautiful, and I especially love the photo of you in black and white.
I have to agree with what Linda said "I can't sew, but sure do admire those of you that can"

I am so looking forward to your tea cup exchange!!

Have a blessed week end!

vintage grey said...

So pretty they all are, especially the green one!! I have never attempted to make clothes, but you have put a little spark in me! Wishing you a sweet weekend! xo Heather

Conniecrafter said...

These all look beautiful, such fun fabrics and I especially love the skirt you made out of the dress you had.... and such great deals on the fabric, they look a lot more expensive then they cost!!

Libby said...

I love all of these skirts. I love how you changed the dress into a skirt. You're giving me ideas. :-)

Barbara Neubeck said...

...Stephanie, your skirts are just great.... seeing you modeling them makes me want to get out my machine and 'go play' for a while...
Hugs...
Barb xxx

Karen Frost said...

Your skirts are adorable and look so very nice on you! I love the fabrics, too. Thanks for sharing, Stephanie! Hugs, xo

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I am way to short to look good in skirts, but you look lovely in this one! Love the music fabric too!

Salmagundi said...

Your sewing projects are always so great. Love the choice of fabrics. Sally

LadyD said...

These turned out so cute! I love the musical note print you found, it so whimsical and unique. :)

Denise said...

Gorgeous sewing and such a pretty model.Thank You for visiting ; ) Denise

Delisa said...

Hi Stephanie! Wow, girl you did a beautiful job on those skirts. I really love how you tied in your blouse by adding the yo yo's. They look adorable on you. I think it is wonderful too when we can recycle old clothes and make them look fresh and new again. I hope you have a lovely evening ahead, and thank you again for all of your sweet comments, it is always so nice to hear from you! With Love, Delisa :)

Everyday Things said...

Hi Stephanie, sorry I'm late with commenting, but ran out of blog time last night! I just love your skirt... not only are you gorgeously slim but that skirt sits on you beautifully. I have made 4 skirts in my life and like with an elasticated waist.... (dont laugh) but I am tempted now to make one just like yours for summer! wow, its amazing what people can sew! and the end result is fantastic!

Veronica said...

Stephanie,
Love your Blog! And thanks for visiting mine. In reading your profile I see that we have lots of things in common: teapots, teacups, Thrift stores, etc and most of all our love for the Lord! So nice to "meet" you and looking forward to following your blog.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow. You are very talented.. Your dresses are stunning.. Great work.

Nina said...

Hi Stephanie,
Your skrits are just adorable!
The pattern with the notes is very, very pretty, and it goes so well with the thck, red belt - Lovely!
You're so creative, thnak you for sharing these wonderful tips (I have a buch of clothes to repare ... I Better take my sowing machine and get going :)

Kat White said...

Those are beautiful skirts, I love how you turned the one dress into a skirt so cute!

harleygirl said...

So pretty!! :)

forgetmenots blue said...

I really love the musical note skirt x

Kate M said...

Three fabulous skirts - I love the remodelled one!! (I love florals!)
The green one has a pattern that is very much like a new Stampin' Up! stamp! Great taste!

Hugs
xx

living from glory to glory said...

Hey, Just a quick Note...smile
I liked the idea of taking the older dress and doing a make-over!
I may just try it!
Blessings, Roxy

Jazzmin said...

What beautiful creations, Stephanie! All your sewing always turns out so lovely, and this is no exception. The skirt has such a nice shape to it. I definitely hope to make one :) The fabrics you used are so fun also.

And you look lovely- the classy style of the skirts suits you so well.

Have a blessed day, my friend!
Hugs to you♥ ~Jazzmin

Jason&Jamie Koenig said...

Those skirts are super adorable. I loved the first one with the music notes.

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