Twice in one weekend…

May 19, 2008

The wedding was beautiful and I am so happy to see my two friends finally married…

Besides the blessed union, the wedding marked something special for me because it was the first time I sewed something for myself. I went shopping, but couldn’t find what I wanted in my head, so I decided to try and make it. I was a bit nervous because this just didn’t involve elastic like making a little girl’s skirt, which is very simple to do, but it involved actually measuring, using a zipper, and gathering, and measuring some more. I had fun doing it and I was satisfied with the result and my Ben really like it… so I guess that is all that matters!!!

Another, wonderful note was that I found a cheap, pair of shoes to match the green I used perfectly…

Well, I knew I could use this with other colors, so I made a yellow belt to wear with it too…
And I wore the yellow to church on Sunday. Of course, I had the perfect shoes to match, which was the last gift Ben ordered for me as another Mommy’s Day present from my favorite store in the whole wide world (I think this will be my last pair of shoes for awhile, but there are some wedges that I really want, but know I won’t get).

I really had fun making myself something and it kinda saved us some money (but fabric ain’t that cheap!) I can’t wait for the next occasion to make something for me (Wait! Who said it had to be for special occasions only?!!). I already have a list of ideas of things I want to make… if only there were more hours in a day?!!

So thanks to a somewhat versatile, homemade outfit… it was worn twice in one weekend!

23 comments on “Twice in one weekend…”

  • melindakimbo says:

    LOVE IT!
    I wanna wear the first one. let me borrow it… that means I should buy the wedges today… anthro ones or the banana ones.. hmm… i’ll let you know! you buy one, i’ll buy the other. WE CAN SHARE ‘EM!

  • Renae says:

    Love the skirt! and the accents! Good job being brave and trying something new. It really does look great.

  • That skirt is just perfect!! I love that you made it so versatile with the different bow belts! You are just as adorable as your girls!!!

  • Oliver Rain says:

    That dress is beautiful. I love the sash. Did you use a pattern or make it up yourself? I love the matching shoes. Great job!

  • Leslie says:

    Ooh I love that black and white fabric and it’s great with a splash of color. Great job!

  • Rubyellen says:

    Thanks everyone! I was so excited to be able to make something to wear! I didn’t use a pattern as I don’t have the ability to understand patterns… that is really an art! Making it in my head is much easier for me to do… i really admire those who follow patterns! i wish i knew how or rather had the patience. I was so excited to have a splash of color… and now i can make more colors to wear with it! maybe one for everyday of the week!!!

  • oh my gosh, it’s beautiful!!! I love the green and I love the yellow. And your shoes! Oh my goodness. Lovely, lovely, lovey. good job! 🙂

  • Erika says:

    Neat! Love the green shoes. Great job on the skirt & sashes.

  • I like the skirt too, especially with the yellow belt. Good work.

  • Gen says:

    hey cool skirt, i was going to ask you on friday if you made it. Good job!!

  • Becky says:

    Ah, it looks even better in person! You are so creative and wonderfully talented! I loved it!

  • livi says:

    I LOVE IT…sooo feminin!!! complimnet!!livi

  • selle says:

    ah…so you made the skirt! it was lovely! i’ve been so uninspired to create anything…just filling orders. good job on the skirt!

  • Jenny says:

    Wow. You are so creative and talented! And those little green shoes look great on you! I’ve been thinking of making myself a skirt but I’m only used to sewing in 2D and straight lines, so I’m not sure how that might turn out. I guess there’s only one way to find out, and there’s always the seam ripper…

  • Oh my goodness! You have a gorgeous blog! And this post is just wonderful! Great job with the skirt! 😉 I love the matching shoes in both photos!

  • Emmy says:

    wow. thats so pretty. your a good seemtress! i stink at sewing, lol. but ur really good. love the matching belts and shoes. so clever! thanks for the encouraging comments on my blog! ^_^ *hug*

  • megan says:

    TOO CUTE!! I just love the matching shash and shoes! Way to go!

  • Emily says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the skirt! Especially the fabulous bow! And the shoes were a great find! Beautiful!

  • varenia says:

    oh, i’m so glad you made two belts! even i can’t decide which i like better, yellow or green, yellow or green! they are both so lovely, and how nice you have the option to make it so versatile!

  • nathalie says:

    this is sooo cute!!! you did a wonderful job with the skirt. it will be a lonh while before i can make something like that. i need more patience.

  • I have to say this looks so gorgeous. Like something you’d buy in Anthropologie. Great shoes too!

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