Monday, December 5, 2011

New Skirt

So I found this sweet red velvet dress from a thrift store for a couple bucks....and immediately had a vision of this:


This is what it looked like at first:


PAHAHAH- Clay and I laugh our heads off everytime we see these pictures...depicting me as a giant.

Now it looks like this!

Inlove! I love it so much. One of my favorite skirts now. All I did was cut off how long I wanted it (just kept the hem it came with), and then I used a waist band from a pattern I had. Then I gathered the skirt part and attached it to the waist band! YES! So festive! You may not be able to tell, but I am wearing olive green tights in those pictures. I felt so Christmasy and happy.

15 comments:

*Stephanie Lance* said...

AHhhhhh Danielle I LOOOOOVE this!!! You look SOO SO SO SO pretty in that cute little outfit!! I loooove that skirt so much!! I love it all! Except I liked it better how it was before! I love that dress!! hahahahhahaha JUST KIDDING!!!!!!! Those pictures are pretty spectacular!!!! It does kind of make you look like a giant and cracks me right up!!! But oh man, I reallly love this!! Love you!!!!

Kristi M. said...

I love this!! I go through the thrift store in hopes that I have a "vision" for rather unsightly things and it never comes to be. You would think it would with as many blogs that I follow but it doesn't. I love that you have the mad sewing skills to do things like this.

Kayleen said...

ADORABLE! I want your creativity/talent/ and wardrobe! Great job!!

Megan and Greg said...

Oh you remind me of my younger days. I used to dress so festive. SOOOOO cute. LOOOOOOOVE the skirt. I love how you're like, "All I did was this and this and this." That would be so difficult for me. It just plain wouldn't happen. That is sweet. Good job. I'm envious of your skills. And those first pics are HILARIOUS. Isn't it so sad that someone wore that dress? Who knows maybe it was cool when it was new. But I doubt it.

Megan and Greg said...

Oh yeah, and you have the body of a model. Holy smokes.

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

You look so cute!!!! I LOVE it and am so impressed. It makes me so happy you like to sew and do such an amazing job! Megan is right you have a great figure! love you!

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

oh and I love the tights!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Ok- so until Maddie is older and let's me do things for longer amounts of time- my comments are just going to have to be short- because already she is crying!!! So- I'm sorry they are going to have to be really quick and short! But I do read ALL your blogs- I just don't get the chance to comment since I"m holding her-so just know that from here on out- ok- I LOVE THE SKIRT!I WANT IT! CAN I HAVE IT? AND I love the pics of hte origional and am sohappy you posted that- PAHHAHAHA I love it- I bust out laughing. And you are so freakin hot- hot body- hot outfit- love the shoes tights all of it- love oyu! And love the blog layout- and the lyme story- loved all of it- you are amazing

The Conger's said...

I love the new layout and the new skirt! You are so talented.

Chad and Jessica said...

Wow, you have a great eye. iw ould have completely passed over that whopper of a dress. GREAT VISION! And the outfit, I would totally wear something like that. I just love everything about that skirt, and I totally have those tights. And I want ankle boots! You're beautiful!

Lindy and Bryce Ellsworth said...

I'm impressed, I would never be able to put something together like that, let alone have that vision. I love the pictures! You look beautiful.

Lizzie said...

ok, i can finally see your blog!!! love it. so professional. i love how the header stays always, and how you can see it on any computer screen. love the font also.

and the outfit...i already told you, but it's adorable. so cute. you have soooo much vision and are so talented.

Jenni said...

I'm sooo jealous of your creativity and your amazing skills! It is so adorable! I would pay good money for that at a store! And you did it all by yourself. GOOD JOB DANIELLE!

I love your long hair. You look fabulous!

HeidiT said...

That is so cute, I love the color and the bow. I love how you always say "all i did is..." like it was nothing at all and just a piece of cake (which for you it is) but it would take me FOREVER just to think of that - you are so talented!

Megan and Greg said...

I wish I was as cute as you.