Start off with a bang

Happy New Year, you guys. Didn't it seem like the holidays just went by in a blink of an eye? Back to the grind tomorrow, as they say...sigh....

Anyhoo, what's a better way to welcome the year than an outfit post that's not very successful, right?

I sewed this skirt using the book Sew Everything Workshop. I even watched the Craftsy class that goes with this book. One would think that should be enough, but no. Because I'm a lazy girl and didn't  bother doing any fitting, this skirt ended up having a weird fit on me like most RTW pencil skirts. Although the waist is fine, it's big everywhere else, and the length is definitely off. The thing with skirts with just can't just shorten the hem. You actually have do the adjustment above the vent, which meant cutting the fabric the proper length before sewing it. Sigh....

Oh well...lesson learned. As you can see, I still wore it.

The slit at the back. Look at all that fabric above I should've removed! Grrrrrrr!

The whole outfit worn with North Face jacket, Topshop top and Timberland
I might alter this later on, or try to do my own skirt block to create future skirts using my own measurements. If you sew, I'm highly recommending Dennic Chuman Lo's Patternmaking book. As a newbie sewer, I think this explains everything quite clearly when it comes to making slopers.
Anyhoo, how is your new year so far? (Hope no failures yet for


  1. Just lovely, as always. You are so pretty and very photogenic. :)

  2. I'm sure you'll get better as you make more skirts. The color of if looks awesome with your hair :)

  3. Meh, still looks good to me! :-) But what do I know, right, lol.

  4. once again i am in awe of your talents. it looks great to me!!

  5. I think you did a fabulous job! Looks great on you! Vent? Is that the kick pleat in the back? You're getting technical now Emmy for us novices >.<

  6. Well it still looks fab to me! Love how you're wearing it with the boots. Happy New Year Emmy! x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  7. Happy New Year! The holidays definitely went by in a blink of an eye!

  8. I'm loving your little creations! More! more!

  9. Though you messed up, it looks pretty good with that jacket~~ The finished outfit is awesome!!
    June Wants It All - Indian fashion and lifestyle blog

  10. It still kinda works with the crop top..
    Look forward to seeing more of your creations..

  11. I love it...the skirt shape and color is so pretty!

  12. I've made that before, too. I just want to cut out the pattern like it is and not spend time making adjustments... #shortgirlproblems :)

  13. Happy New Year :)

    The colour of your dress matches so well with your hair!


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