Monday, May 18, 2015

The Original Tulle







 
 




 
Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: My own design
Bow heels: Betsey Johnson
Bracelet: J.Crew (borrowed)

Many years ago...well actually, it was only a year and a half...but it's seems like forever ago, I took these pictures with my good friend Carissa whose work you will also see here and here. Beautiful work, yes? Her photos have such a beautiful dream-like fairytale quality to them that I love so much.

So this is the very first time my tulle skirt made an appearance. Before this day, I didn't ever think that I would be able to pull off tulle or a midi length. I always pinned photos of beautiful girls walking around in the midi skirts, but alas, I am too short. Or at least that's what I thought. Then the tulle...wouldn't that cause more volume around my already wide hips? Oh, the struggle! I shopped around for months and months trying on every tulle skirt imaginable....and any midi length I could find. All I found were a bunch of garments that were way too long or way too wide. I looked frumpy and even shorter that I already was. So I took matters into my own hands.

I got a sewing machine from my grandmother for my first college graduation...about 7 years ago. Then she lost it and found it again 2 years ago. I'm not sure how you lose something of that size, but who am I to ask such a question. Anyway, it's a pretty fancy one..all electronic and what not. Totally different than anything I've ever used. She had also lost the instructions so I finally gave up. I decided that I was still making it, sewing machine or not. I went to JoAnn's without a pattern or specific fabric in mind. I picked out a nice thick cotton material that flowed pretty nicely, a zipper, some thread, beading and a gazillion yards of tulle. I didn't know how much I needed so I just winged it. When I got home, I scrounged around for some old newspaper to make a pattern....and I did it!! (without any previous knowledge, mind you.) Once, my fabric was cut out, I made a beaded waist band to attach. I put in the zipper and TA DA...I had my perfect skirt. It took the entire day to make, but it was so worth it. I have never found a more beautiful skirt in store and it makes me happy knowing that I am the only one that has this gorgeous garment. I forsee many more hand-made tulle skirts in the future. :-)
 




32 comments:

  1. I love Tulle! Such beautiful pictures :)

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  2. So pretty! Love that skirt! The photos are beautiful!
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  3. I love tulle. You look amazing! These pictures are so incredibly dreamy x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! Totally dreamy, right?

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  4. These pictures are simply gorgeous!!

    Shauna

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  5. Tulle skirts make everything just so much better and fun! You look fantastic! And I can't believe you made your skirt, amazing :)

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

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    1. Thanks Jackie! They really do! I wear one everyday if I could get away with it :-D

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  6. This is just so beautiful doll, I love tulle skirts. All of these pictures are amazing, stunning you <3

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    1. Aww thanks Kizzy! That makes my heart smile <3

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  7. Omg! Your tulle skirt is just perfect!! I love love love tulle skirts and yours just made me love them even more 😍😍😍😍

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon! That means so much!

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  8. You're so beautiful! Love the outfit, keep it up girl!

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  9. These are SUCH beautiful pictures and I absolutely love that you made the skirt yourself!! That is such talent, and so cool to have a one of a kind piece!! Oh, and LOL at your grandma losing the sewing machine hahaha that is too funny.

    Xo
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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    1. Thanks so much Leeanne! I love that it's so unique. HAHA! My grandma. That lady loses everything.

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  10. This outfit is amazing, but I have to say I'm blown away by the photos! I keep saying I'm going to try and make a circle skirt or a tulle skirt, but I'm terrified...at least I know it's possible to wing it now :)

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    1. Thank you Julia! It's definitely possible. It takes a bit of work, but it's very much worth it!

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  11. Okay - wow. These photos are absolutely beyond stunning. The fact that you're wearing a tulle skirt with a chambray short only makes them even better, but it really wouldn't matter what you were wearing... They'd still be gorgeous.
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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    1. Thanks so much Cee! So glad you like it :-D

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  12. This skirt is absolutely beautiful! I have looked for a while for a tulle skirt, but being very petite (only 5 feet tall), they are usually too long and just don't look good on me. This is fabulous. And the pictures are beautiful, too!
    ~Stacy
    murphyfamilymadness.blogspot.com

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    1. I feel you on that! I'm 4'11" and had the same problem. That's why I decided to make my own. I just couldn't find the perfect one.

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  13. By far your MOST BEAUTIFUL post ever!

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  14. By far your MOST BEAUTIFUL post ever!

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  15. Hi find you from IFB!Your images caught my eye!Very good job you look gorgeous in this outfit!

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  16. It's adorable! I love tulle skirts and I made one too but it's not as pretty:) Great job! xoxo
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  17. gorgeous skirt!

    xoxo, Preeti
    www.ninesto5.com

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  18. OMG!! Tulle!! Pretty outfit and pretty photos :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  19. so adorable! love this look on you :)

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  20. Very cute outfit, these photos are so amazing, I love the theme behind them.
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