Tuesday, 3 September 2013

forest fairy












I've really tried to sew a lot during the summer and, man, have I missed my wee sewing machine! I'm trying to take care of that wee baby really well now so it won't feel abandoned once I go back to uni.

I started this skirt ages ago and it didn't take long to do some finishing touches. It's made from leftover fabrics from my graduation dress and basically that's why it became an asymmetrical skirt. There wasn't enough fabric for a full skirt and I didn't fancy leaving it as a mini, hence the "trail". I do like it, although the front of the skirt is dangerously short! And last year I ripped this dress and wasn't able to fix it. I sewed the back and used it a couple of times, but then decided to chop it into a crop top. And it feels like a good decision, even though you all did leave lovely comments about it as a dress:-)

14 comments :

Gail J said...

such a pretty outfit! Oh and ive sent an email to you already :) My email is "kellyreix_z@live.com"

xx

mochaccinoland said...

lovely creations!! colours are so sweet <3

xoxo
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Marlen said...

ahhh i LOVE how you made that dress into a crop top- it's baginess looks so cool with the puffed sleeves and all. and how clever to make an asymmetrical skirt with left over fabric. you're so crafty!

xo marlen
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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Gorgeous. Love your skirt!

Sandra Martinez said...

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Marisa Noelle said...

I love how you were able to make a skirt from the leftover material - it's so pretty! Such whimsical photos!

I really want to get back into sewing too! Now if only I could remember how to thread the machine..haha!

Gorgeous Laura! xo Marisa

Marisa Noelle said...

I love how you were able to make a skirt from the leftover material - it's so pretty! Such whimsical photos!

I really want to get back into sewing too! Now if only I could remember how to thread the machine..haha!

Gorgeous Laura! xo Marisa

Caitie Schlisserman said...

love that you are wearing purple and took these in such a green area... beautiful!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Caitie Schlisserman said...

love that you took a purple outfit it shot it among so much greenery! beautiful

xxx
Lady à la Mode

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Preppy Lemonade said...

Hey hey, I'm glad you liked it I'm in the beginning but already addicted to this world of the blogs!! And Preppy Lemonade is already on Bloglovin (http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/9725179/preppy-lemonade) stay tuned and follow the blog so you can be updated with all my little news and surprises!! Hope to hear from you soon!!

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P.s.:loving your photos!!

Hena Tayeb said...

looks lovely. a great job.

Rebecca said...

I really love this outfit that you created. Nice that you could take pieces that you could no longer use and make pretty new pieces with them! Love the skirt!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Laura said...

Gail J - thank you, doll! and good good:-) xx

mochaccinoland - thank you so much, darling! xx

Marlen - thank you very much, sweetie! i'm glad you like it! xx

Krysten - thank you, thank you, love! xx

Sandra Martinez - no problem, hen! thank you, too, and i'll visit your blog soon:-) x

Marisa Noelle - thank you so much, petal! hope you have happy moments with your sewing machine ahead! xx

Caitie Schlisserman - thank you, sweets! xxx

Bárbara - thank you for your comment, lady! x

Hena Tayeb - thank you, pet! x

Rebecca - thank you very much, honey! it's always good to reuse things! x