Sunday, January 20, 2013

DIY: A full circle skirt

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Inspired by a few petite bloggers, learning about sewing is starting to interest me. I altered some of my skirts here and here but have never made anything from scratch. Last week, I decided to make my first piece of clothing – a full circle skirt. The concept is simple but it took me quite some time to finish the skirt (with the help of my dear mother). I am so excited about this skirt that I wore it out before finishing the hem =) The raw edge is not visible from afar. I will finish the hem and do a separate post to show you how to make this skirt if you’re interested.


What I am wearing: 
Shirt:  Retro denim shirt c/o OASAP
Belt: H&M (buy similar - use code USLONGWEEKEND for 15% off)
Sunglasses: Selima for J.Crew (buy similar)
Pearl earrings: gifted by Jean (buy similar)

On an unrelated note, from now till Monday (1/21), you can take an additional 30% off your entire purchase at GAP with code "GAPDEAL". I placed a small order this morning. I ordered the striped cowlneck sweater in XSP, the boyfriend jeans in 00R and the flannel PJ set. All for $50 - not too shabby, right? As always, free shipping on all orders over $50. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Petite Therapy

Great job! Love the bold purple color. I also made circle skirt last month! Mine was a polka dot print.

Rainy Days and Lattes

Love the color :) The skirt is really cute with the pleats.


Super cute! It turned out great, and I would never guess it was a DIY. :)


You did a great job on the skirt, Syd! The colour is great too. : ) That's the same denim shirt I got from Oasap, but I studded the collar!

phiphis blog

the skirt looks wonderful and the colour is amazing. great job Sydney!!

xox P

Chelsea MacMeekin

I am so impressed that you did this skirt yourself! It's gorgeous and I love the color!

Haute Child in the City


I love that color!


What a pretty skirt :)
The color is awesome

@Anonymous Thank you for letting me know. What a bummer! I ordered these jeans with high hopes :(


Great job on DIY skirt. such a beautiful color!

Always Maylee

The skirt looks perfect, you did such a great job!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee


this is such a lovely color on you and you did a wonderful job on this! i been bite by the sewing bug lately too. lol
i hope you keep up with the DIY and can't wait to see what you make next.

With Each Passing Day

The skirt is beautiful. I love the rich color of the purple and it looks good on you. You did an awesome job.

Jen @ redsolesandredwine

So talented! I've seen circle skirt DIY's but can't even attempt to do so. Love it and the belt.

Red Soles and Red Wine


You did a great job Sydney! Please do a tutorial post on it, as a newbie to sewing I would love to try making something similar :)

lisacng @

Can't wait to see the finished skirt and tutorial! The cut and color are wonderful!

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