("Well, duh," you seem to say.)
Mostly, I love clothes in theory, because my whole life shopping for myself has been somewhat of a nightmare.
I grew up in an awful time for fashion. Things were big.
See what I mean?
I had THREE pairs of those pants, people. THREE PAIRS.
And I only weighed 100 pounds.
The word ridiculous comes to mind.
So I never really learned to buy things that fit. I was always wearing a hand-me-down or a fashion faux pas and it took me until VERY recently to just say, "HEY - it's ok if my pants fit me. It does not mean they are skin tight."
*Actually, I may have gone to the other extreme and tried a pair of jeggings, but hey, you were warned that I don't have great sense when dressing myself*
But sometimes, I try on things I like and that actually look pretty cute.
And when I'm really lucky, I try those things and they are from a store known for it's AMAZING prices. Like one of my favorites, H&M.
Aside - Does anything bad come from Sweden?
H&M. Ikea. Alexander Skarsgård.
But we are talking about clothes. Skirts, to be precise.
A few weeks ago I went into an H&M on a return trip from my parents' house. I really liked this little skirt:
But I wasn't *in luuuuuv* with the patterns available.
And after a few minutes of checking it out, I realized, "HEY! I can make that!!"
So I did.
Cute, right? This little blue and coral poppy print was much more what I had in mind for s cute and sassy summer skirt.
Using some 2.5 inch wide elastic, I was able to match the H&M Skirt's most prominent feature.
I'll admit, this ended up just a hair shorter than I planned - but that's because I made the whole thing out of one yard of fabric, and without a real pattern, so I lost a little bit in my "trial and error"-ing. Overall, I am very pleased with the results.
I wear this with a coral t-shirt and some super strappy camel wedges.
And no one yet has yelled,
"STOP! HAMMER TIME!"