DIY Paper Bag Waist Skirt with Sash

Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog - DIY Paper Bag Waist Skirt

Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog - DIY Paper Bag Waist Skirt

Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog - DIY Paper Bag Waist Skirt

Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog - DIY Paper Bag Waist Skirt

Hello lovelies! Today I’m wearing a diy paper bag waist skirt I made with a matching sash. I had this leftover fabric from a previous project that I attempted to make, but didn’t turn out quite so well.  I didn’t want to scrap this fabric so I tried to think of what I could make with what was left of a little over a yard worth of fabric plus a long strip.  I figured I had enough for a skirt and sash, and decided to try my hand at a paper bag waist skirt.  I didn’t use a pattern for this skirt.  I simply took my fabric I had left and folded it in half.  Then I cut it into two equal pieces. I sewed the two pieces together at the sides and then hemmed up the bottom. Next I folded the top of my skirt over about three inches.  I then made a 1 inch casing for my 1 inch elastic, towards the bottom of the waist part that I folded over, leaving out about 1/2″ from the bottom.  I inserted my elastic and closed the hole I left at the insertion point and my paper bag waist skirt was done.  Then I tried it on and realized that paper bag waist skirts are not the most flattering if your tummy is your problem area…lol  So I took my sash I made and tied it over the waistband and everything was instantly better.  I was ready for date night.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog - DIY Paper Bag Waist SkirtWhat I’m Wearing:

Skirt: Made by Me, similar, similar,

Top: Old Navy, available in tall, regular and petite, currently on sale!

Shoes: Tesori via Nordstrom Rack, similar, similar, similar all available up to size 12

Clutch: Claire Vivier via Piperlime, available here

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Marsala

Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion Lifestyle and DIY Blog - Marsala

Pretty Tall Style -Tall Women's Fashion Lifestyle and DIY Blog - Marsala

Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion Lifestyle and DIY Blog - Marsala

Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion Lifestyle and DIY Blog - Marsala

Burgundy, wine, marsala?  I really can’t tell the difference between these colors, but since marsala is the Pantone color of the year, I decided to go with that one for today’s post…lol Whatever you call it, I really love the color and decided to wear it head to toe with a bit of abstract floral as we try to usher in spring as I know many of you on the east coast are still experiencing snow and frigid temperatures.  These marsala colored pants I actually made last year using New Look pattern 6216 and have been wearing them quite often as the color pairs well with so many items in my closet.  Also they are super comfortable because of the elastic waist band. The only modification I made to these pants were increasing the length to accommodate my height and I omitted the drawstring. These pants are super easy to make and great for beginners.  I know everyone is not a fan of elastic waist pants, but I personally don’t think the waist band matters when you can’t see it, as most of the time I wear my tops loose and flawy because my midsection is my problem area.  These pants fit comfortably and don’t create any extra bulge or muffin top. I would say i will be making more of these in other colors, but I have been reading that this year will be more about wide leg pants and trousers, so I will definitely be attempting to make a pair of wide leg trousers in this beautiful marsala color as well as others first.  Stay tuned for those!Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion Lifestyle and DIY Blog - MarsalaWhat I’m Wearing:

Pants: Made by Me using New Look 6216, similar, similar

Top: Old Navy (tall), similarsimilar, similar

Shoes: Sole Society, available up to size 12

Jacket: Zara, similarsimilar

Clutch: T.J. Maxx, found the exact one online heresimilarsimilar

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Denim Overalls and Coral

 

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Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion Blog - Denim Overalls and Coral

Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion Blog - Denim Overalls and Coral

So I have been looking for a pair of denim overalls for quite some time now.  I’ve seen them on Alloy’s website in their tall shop, but have always been scared to add them to my cart thinking although the leg length would be great the upper/suspender part would be too short, causing pulling and the unsightly camel toe effect.  Well Alloy was having one of their fabulous clearance sales where you received an additional percentage off the already low sale price, with a coupon code.  So I thought it would be the perfect time to take the leap and I am so glad that I did. As you can see from the pics they fit perfectly.  No camel toe and they are not droopy in the crotch. Now I do have the straps pulled all they way to the end, which I don’t mind because they are still secure and figured I would have to do anyway because I have a long torso.  When trying to figure out how I wanted to wear them.  My first thought was I don’t want to look like a kid and my thought was I don’t want to look like I’m about to paint my house…lol So I decided to pair my denim overalls with my coral short trench jacket that I found at Charlotte Russe a couple of years ago, and my Barefoot Tess ‘Charlotte’ mid heel coral/gold pumps.  I love that this look is casual enough to comfortably run errands but also, effortlessly put together.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion Blog - Denim Overalls and CoralWhat I’m Wearing:

Overalls: Alloy Apparel (37″ inseam), similar available up to 37″ inseam

Top: Gap (tall), similar available in tall, regular and petite, similar available in tall

Shoes: Barefoot Tess (c/o), size 12, they have black left and they are on sale for only $35!

Bag: Louis Vuitton

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