Sunday, September 1, 2013

Back To School Inspiration





I've been having way too much fun with my new "Mikayla" pattern. I wanted to show you a few new ideas as to how you can snazz-up this little skirt even more. This time I wanted to experiment with using multiple fabrics and various other little touches to give this skirt even more personality. As you can see in these pics I've added cute little faux pocket tabs with fun buttons to spice things up just a little and instead of having the buttons in the front off to the side, I put them down the center back. Of course I forgot to take a picture of that but trust me it's super cute. I also experimented with using different trims and laces to make each of the skirts have their own style. I even added an additional skirt to one of them for yet another look and possibility. So, as you can see this skirt has tons of potential! With school right around the corner for a lot of kids and some already back in school here's an opportunity for you to go digging in the closet and pull out some shirts and sweaters that she already has and then go digging in your stash and have fun creating a few new skirts to add to her wardrobe. That's exactly what I did here. All of these tops and sweaters were pieces in Abby's closet and I just had an absolute blast creating new outfits with what we already had. I didn't spend a dime, except for the fact that I had to do an emergency run to JoAnn's for more elastic because believe it or not I actually ran out. These are just a few of the now dozen or so of these I have made in the past few days. To be honest I'm kind of obsessed. Honestly, making them is kind of like eating M&Ms ...one just isn't enough and once you get started you can't stop!!! I wanted to get pics of Abby modeling these for you but that will have to wait. Temps here in Virginia are still just too hot to be out in scorching temps and expecting anyone to smile. Anyway, I'm anxious to see what you come up with this pattern. Please keep the photos coming. I just love seeing what you all create!

Dawn

4 comments:

grandmarockton said...

WONDERFUL!!

MaryAnn said...

Oh I love the different variations and the little tab pockets.

Linda Lee Steaples said...

Oh my what a wonderful collection of school clothes.... Each one is just as BEAUTIFUL as the next... SUPERIOR JOB WELL DONE!!!!!

Rachel Proffitt said...

I wonder how it would look with a pleated rather than gathered lower portion? :)
They do look like fun!

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