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Skirt: DIY using a modified version of Butterick 5285 view B (similar and only $22.99, similar, similar)

Cardigan: J. Crew in bright kiwi  (similar, similar available in plus size and only $8.00)

Camisole: old and can’t recall brand (similar, similar and only $6)

Bag: ASOS (similarsimilar, similar)

Shoes: Nine West via Nordstrom size 12 (similar, similar both on sale and up to a size 12)





DIY Floral Print Midi Skirt

DIY Floral Print Midi Skirt - Pretty Tall Style Blog

Hello Lovelies! As you can see I am not shying away from color…lol When I laid my eyes on this gorgeous and bright floral fabric I knew exactly what I was going to turn it into a floral midi skirt. When I picked up the fabric I was even more sure because it is a light weight (but not see through) silky cotton/polyester blend fabric with an awesome drape.  I’m currently obsessed with full midi skirts right now. They are easy to wear, ladylike and when you’re wearing one, it doesn’t take much effort to look pulled together. Because of my current weight gain situation I have been modifying my patterns and making full midi skirts with elastic waists, as opposed to zippers.  I like that they are adjustable and giving in my tummy area and it makes it flow better on my current shape, in my opinion. I tried making one with a waistband and zipper and it didn’t sit right on me.  So I removed the waistband added elastic and loved that I could adjust it to where it worked for my height and shape and I’ve been hooked on making these this way ever since. Now I don’t like the elastic waist to show, so I make sure that the top I’m pairing it with will cover it or I add a belt.  In today’s case my cardigan hits at the perfect spot, covering my elasticized waist, I don’t think you would have known if I didn’t tell you…lol  Also by doing elastic waists it makes these skirts super duper easy and very fast to sew up, which is a win win situation for me.  When I get down to my goal weight/size I may go back and remove the elastic and add a waist band and a zipper to the back of this and the other skirts.  So that I can pair them with basic tees or more fitted tops tucked in, so I made sure not to discard my leftover fabric so I would have that option.  The pattern I used to make this skirt was Butterick 5285. It states right on the package fast and easy.  I used view B and my modifications were adding length (I believe I added an extra 7 inches), and eliminating the waistband and adding elastic.

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