DIY Fuchsia Sequin Midi Pencil Skirt

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Hello Lovelies!  Well I kind of lost my motivation to sew for the last few months. Just not in the mood or feeling it, but I knew I had to break out of the rut.  So I started with some simple pieces in gorgeous fabric and it snapped me right out of my lull. Today I am featuring this diy fuchsia pink sequin midi skirt I made using this gorgeous fabric I found at my local Fabric-Mart and created using McCall’s 9003.

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This is such a great pattern! You can create different skirts of varying length and they are all super easy.  I actually made three skirts in one day using this pattern.  Which you will see later on the blog.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion, Lifestyle and DIY Blog - DIY Fuchsia Sequin Midi Pencil Skirt

I followed the instructions which were simple and easy to under and I cut view D for my skirt and added a couple of inches for the length on my 6’4″ frame.  This sequin fabric is stretchy and I love for the most part how the sequins on my fabric lay flat, so there was no snagging.  Feels smooth when I run my hands over it. When I first started sewing my sequin fabric got caught in my machine, I think it was because I started sewing to close to the edge.  So once I got it out and my machine back in order I Move the fabric back a bit and then then just backstitched to the edge and then kept going forward and it was smooth sailing from there.  Well kind of smooth until I had to clean up the mess afterwards, once I was done cutting and sewing, my room was a mess with sequins everywhere, but definitely well worth it with these finished results.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion, Lifestyle and DIY Blog - DIY Fuchsia Sequin Midi Pencil Skirt

Last thought was thinking about what I wanted to wear with this gorgeous skirt.  I decided to keep it in the same color family and was happy to see that I had a top and blazer that went perfectly. Really trying to shop my closet more and now that my sewing mojo is back hoping to be able to create and wear things I’ve made.  All in all I am really happy with the way my skirt turned out and this look as a whole.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Have a marvelous Monday!
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Skirt: Made by Me using Easy Stitch’n save by Mcall’s  M9003, (if you don’t sew here are some options, similar, similar, similar

Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (size 12), similar, similar

Top: Old Navy, similar

Blazer: Chadwick’s, similar, similar, similar

Clutch: Made by Me, similar, similar, love this one

Earrings: Wal-Mart, similar, similar

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Floral Print Jacket For Fall

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Hello lovelies! Today I’m wearing a floral print jacket I’ve had from Zara for a couple of years now and absolutely love it! The tones of burgundy, red, wine and blush are perfect for fall.  I decided to pull out the burgundy shade with my shoes and bag.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and Lifestyle Blog - Floral Print Jacket For Fall

My statement necklace was created by pairing two necklaces I picked up at Wal-Mart on clearance and wearing them with the wrong side up for the all silver look.  I really loved how it turned out and was quite affordable as the big necklace was only $10 and the smaller necklace was a clearance find for $3.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and Lifestyle Blog - Floral Print Jacket For Fall

I think today’s look is definitely one that shows you don’t have to spend a lot, to look pulled together.  I’m really learning to shop my closet and get the most out of what I already own. Everything I’m wearing except the bag and necklaces I’ve had for quite sometime, but this look is a first and I really it. Simple, yet chic.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and Lifestyle Blog - Floral Print Jacket For Fall

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Jeans: Banana Republic, similar, similar

Top: Old Navy, similar, similar

Jacket: Zara, similar, similar

Shoes: Payless, similar, similar, similar

Bag: Ross Dress For Less, similar, similar

Necklaces: Wal-Mart, similar, similar

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Longline Vest and DIY Black Midi Dress

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Hello lovelies! Today I am totally covered in a longline vest I picked up several months ago from H&M.

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I had been looking for one of these types of vest for quite some time and then I received an email notification of a discount code for H&M I went to look and see what they had and came across this vest.  I see them all the time on sites like Forever 21 but never the right length on me or size for me.  So I was happy when I came across this one that fit well and the length was just right.

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 I decided to layer it over  a black ponte knit long sleeve dress I made myself,  using McCall’s 6355 view D and view C for the sleeves.  I purchased the fabric from my local Fabric Mart.  I’m really loving this stretchy knit fabric because it is also thick so it provides ample coverage and there is no need to wear a slip underneath it. McCall’s 6355 is a great go-to pattern for me,  a very quick and easy sew.  I made this dress a couple of months ago and haThis dress will be made again in various variations and colors.

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Dress: Made by Me using Mc’Call’s 6355 view D, similar,  similar, similar

Boots: Report via Nordstrom Rack, similar, similar

Bag: Kate Spade, similar, similar, similar

Vest: H&M, similar, similar, similar

Necklace: H&M

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