Thursday, June 5, 2014

#OOTD: How to Style a Mint Green Skirt?


Rhianna's Studio DIY Elephant graphic cropped tee and light mint green midi pencil skirt
 Hello Everyone!
 Happy Thursday! I don't have a #tbt post for today. Instead I am sharing with you an OOTD post of another ensemble I created during the 14 day design challenge, Piles to Products. I originally shared this look here. If you missed the intro to the challenge you can check it out here.
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Today's ensemble is definitely one that shows off your curves. I love that the look can be dressed up or down. It can be worn with wedged sneakers or flat sandals. And is definitely a curve complimenting (praising) look, especially in the hip and buttock areas! :-) Take a look and let me know what you think! I love this trending look of a loose top with a fitted pencil skirt, don't you? Is this something that you are trying out?
Rhianna's Studio DIY Elephant graphic cropped tee and light mint green midi pencil skirt
DIY Pencil Skirt similar HERE| DIY Cropped Top similar HERE, HERE, and HERE| Michael Anthony Sandals HERE
Rhianna's Studio DIY Elephant graphic cropped tee and light mint green midi pencil skirt
Rhianna's Studio DIY Elephant graphic cropped tee and light mint green midi pencil skirt











SHIRT: I was inspired by the fabric. I had scraps of the white french terry knit that I did not want to waste.I thought wouldn't it be cool to have it look like a cutoff sweatshirt? And I would not hem the edges instead I'd finish them with thread on my sewing machine.   I wanted a shirt with short sleeves but I did not have enough fabric to cut the cropped top and a real sleeve. So the designer in me set out to solve the issue as we are known to do. I ended up draping the sleeve using rectangular remnants remaining from me cutting the shirt. So this is a "cap sleeve" and not a full short sleeve.  

         Graphic:The elephant was cut from woven quilter's fabric I got from Hobby Lobby. The design was printed out on paper, traced, and applied using double sided adhesive. 

SKIRT: As for the skirt it is made from a double knit fabric in Dark Mint Green. I used a variation of Mimi G's Pencil Skirt Tutorial (it is cut with one seam in the back) and my techniques for finishing the waist with elastic. The hem is hand sewn only because I did not have the exact thread color to top stitch the hem closed :-)

PATTERNS: All patterns are self drafted.

I ordered both fabrics from Fabric.com.  The French Terry (SOLD OUT) was ordered during sampling so I only had a 1/2 yard and I had previously used it to finish a sweatshirt I made and I think a few other finishes. So I used the rest of it to make this loose fit cropped top. It is very soft and comfortable I love it! And it is easy to sew!  The double knit is light weight and feels nice and it was very easy to layout, cut and sew. 
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It is looking like the pencil skirt and a tee is going to be my uniform for the remainder of the spring and through the summer!
Rhianna's Studio DIY Elephant graphic cropped tee and light mint green midi pencil skirt

Rhianna's Studio DIY Elephant graphic cropped tee and light mint green midi pencil skirt

Rhianna's Studio DIY Elephant graphic cropped tee and light mint green midi pencil skirt

Rhianna's Studio DIY Elephant graphic cropped tee and light mint green midi pencil skirt
As always, thank you for reading!
~xoxo Rhianna's Studio


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