I made a diagram for the pattern HERE. As you can see, it's just a regular circle skirt and the two measurements can be varied to your liking. Then just add a "pocket" for the elastic, thread the elastic through, and hem. Simple and if you're a skilled seamstress you might finish in an hour...

I used a Butterick's reprint of a vintage 50's evening dress; the original pattern had a shift dress with a sheer detachable overlay poufy skirt. I did quite a bit of modification to the pattern and still ended up making the shoulders too wide and the waist too big (even under the watchful...

One of my chemical engineering (and dance) friends needs a place for her summer ballet program up there. ------------------------------------------- UT Austin Fashion Show 2011: Showcase Designs at "Innovation" Event:Students from the Division of Textiles and Apparel in the School of...

with florals for a preppy vibe, nude palettes for a soft look, bright yellow for a retro feel, or in this case more black and white to create contrasting patterns. I'm taking a break from doing an electrical engineering homework set to bring you this post. You know you're an engineer when you...

I've got a really amazing friend dating back to high school and I have not seen her in two years; that's kind of ridiculous since we both live in Austin. Today we're about to change that fact as we've decided to have a potluck at my apartment, even if it's messy (I'm moving) and I have to...

I also had a "awwww" moment when what appears to be a 10-year-old girl approached me to "take a photo of me for her blog." So adorable. Highlight of the night? Getting to giggle like an idiot for a few minutes before and after the show with friends that I haven't seen in months. Pictures to...

He could never figure out why I had such illogical mood swings until one day he recognized a behavioral pattern: I would be happy when I wore skirts or dresses and I would be grumpy when I wore shorts or pants. After that whenever weather and finance permits my parents would dress me up in...

I want all of her collections, wish I had money for this necklace) I'm doing research, responding to emails, and running errands today. Hopefully I'll also get some packing done for the move. Many of you requested pictures of the kittens we've adopted as well as their names and background....

Topshop jacket (there's a clearance sale going on there), Ebay shirt, Zara skirt (old), c/o Daniel Wellington watch (get 15% off with "stilettos"), Mango shoes, Bodhi bag (c/o, old) Green, green, green. Stores are filled with camo of all shapes and sizes...sweaters, jeans,tees,...

Jewelmint and I have teamed up for one lucky reader to win one piece of jewelry from Jewelmint of his/her choosing! To win, simply: 1. Create a Jewelmint Account for one entry 2. Like my Facebook Page and give me your Facebook name for one additional entry 3. Winner will be announced March...

 

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