Sunday, December 6, 2015

The 70's are baaaacccckkkk! In the form of a Vogue Skirt

I have to tell ya I ain't no Vogue pattern sewing Sista! I know some people love their patterns but I must say that I am not that Chic. I buy them occasionally because they do have some of the most unique designs but it's not very often. When I saw this pattern I fell in love with this skirt and the bonus was that it is a easy vogue pattern, I was winning the day I bought this sucker. I will say if you are new to sewing it may not be that easy for you to fit these panels but if you take your time you should be able to work it out. 

I had planned on making a few of these for one post but then I went and decided to make this easy skirt into something extra [ya'll know how I am]. I knew I wanted to make a denim version so I measured and cut out strips of all different hues of denim and then I sewed them together into one big piece of fabric and cut out my pattern pieces. That was a very interesting process. I added top-stitching to the panels but I also realized that I liked the way it looked without the top-stitching as well. Mori likes it without the top-stitching so I will at some point make another one for her and keep this skirt on display in my sewing space.


Now on to these boots. Sooo I wanted a knee high boot that would remind me of the 70'S and I lucked up on these boots. I knew I was going to do something with them so the color didn't really matter. I decided to add denim to these babies instead of painting them. Now  These boots only cost me $10.00 and I knew they would only be used for these photos so I could do all the experimenting that I wanted to do, without pause. I just started gluing strips of denim on the boots  with Mod Podge and this is what happened. I think they came out pretty cool  for photographing. Now I have to let you know that Mori was OK with the skirt but she was not really feeling these boots at all. I knew she would not like the boots when I bought them but it's my photo shoot and I'm the boss!
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  1. I really like the skirt and what you did with the topstitching! Those boots remind me of being a teenager in the 70s - ummmm not something I want to return to so I'm with Mori on them! I'm really impressed that your daughter models all of your creations for you. That is soooooo cool!

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    1. Ahh come on, I would have rocked those boots just because nobody else had them. ! Thanks Carolyn, it's been pretty amazing sharing these moments with Mori even though the starts to the photo shoots a rough and I put on my Momma hat to get her in line with the task at hand! lol!

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  2. Your skills are awesome Michelle!! I love this skirt! (and the boots too!)

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  3. Gorgeous use of that denim! Love it!

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    1. Thanks, I love denim and would live in jeans if I could!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous those boots are bangin tho!!! You should do a tutorial on the skirt.....plleeeeaaase!!!

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    1. If Santa brings me a new video camera for Christmas, I got you! I see you over there with you denim re-fashion!

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  5. You are so creative! You can rock denim so many ways. When are we going to see you in front of the camera?

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    1. Thanks Girl! As for me in front of the camera I get in front it every once and a blue moon. I admire those full figure chicks who ain't afraid to get in front of the lenses but I ain't one of them. I hate almost every full shot picture of me so I take picture of others who are more pleasing to the eyes! But I'mma throw one in the mix soon!

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  6. That is so cute! Is it wrong of me to want her hair a lot less straight?
    Either way, I love your creativity, and your daughter is beautiful.

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    1. No it would not be wrong because like it curly but for this shoot the straight worked better with this look. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. The beauty that comes alive through your hands,BREATHTAKING !!! :)

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  8. Great skirt! Love the process of making the panels. Your daughter is adorable.

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    1. Thanks Eileen! This was one of the ones I had fun making for sure.

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  9. Fantastic! Love the stripes and chevrons, and the topstitching is a great detail!

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  10. Oh my, you are so creative! This skirt is very '70s but modern at the same time!

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    1. I always try to add a little extra-ness to my projects, I'm special that way. It doesn't always work out but this did.

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  11. Stop it! I said doggone STOP IT! I'm just done! Your creativity makes my head spin. You cut strips of denim and creativity makes my head spin. You cut strips of fabric and create your own designer fabric?! As if that wasn't enough, you go and cut strips of denim and cover the boots with it?! Who does thaaaaat?! Michelle Morris--that's who! Girl, you are on a whole different planet with your skills! Amazing! Standing ovation! Work it, sista! Work it!

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    1. Well what can I say [*popping my collar] Just kidding I ain't that vain but thank you so much. I dig it when someone is picking up what I'm putting down.

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  12. Oh my, I love it. I think I might lose my mind with all that top stitching.

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    1. I almost lost my mind trying to keep it straight! lol!!

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  13. OMG. Love, love, love it. That skirt though! What??? And those boots...I'd rock them in a heartbeat right now! I made Jalie Eleanore jeans this week and for the first time used topstitching thread...loved it. Keep doin' ya thang gurl!

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    1. Thanks Lady, I always g=have enjoyed top-stitching but this one was a little nerve racking because there was such a contrast and a LOT of top-stitching. But it all worked pout in the end. As for the boots my child does not like square toed or pointy toed shoes, so I knew those boots were going to be a bust for her. I am just glad I was able to find them super cheap. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Thanks for sharing this article how you made the skirt! I simply love the colors and pattern of the fabric you used! Awesome pair of boots to pair it up with!

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    1. Right are those boots the best? I love them, she hates them, oh well I got some cool pictures at least!

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  15. All I gotta say is you are the coolest sewing blogger ever!! This blows me away. LOVE your style!

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    1. I like it! My kids would beg to differ but who are they anyway! Thank you sooo much I'm feeling all groovy right now!

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  16. Wow, that skirt is awesome!! I wish I had the patience and sewing skills necessaries to do one. And the boots are to die for!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Two Uses Tuesday!
    Hugs,
    Pili

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! That skirt is super cool, I must agree. Oh and the boots are my pride and joy.

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  17. I'm speechless, so I'm not sure what to comment, but I had to say SOMETHING about this amazing piece and the whole look. Your vision is extraordinary and I love to see what you create. This one floored me.

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    1. I am amazed that my work has that affect on you.**patting my own back** Helena thank you so much and honey that's what I'm here for so 'I'm feeling all fuzzy inside that I accomplished my goal.

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  18. Wow - killer skirt. And so nicely finished. Good call on the boots - they totally make the photo shoot!

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    1. Thanks Noelle, I loooovvvvveee those boots so much!

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  19. Absolutely fabulous! You certainly know how to turn a mediocre skirt pattern into something amazing. Love the boots as well.

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  20. Love the post, really informative !

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