Happy Birthday to ME!
It is no mean feat to keep up with the fast changing fashion trends. As time goes by I am learning that wearing flattering clothes to suit my body shape is the secret to feeling & looking good; no matter what is trending.
Having an hourglass body shape (not your classically curvy in all the right places, more like extra curvy booty & hips), I look best in pencil skirts that stop at or below the knee. Although for my body shape block colour fabrics are recommended, I still like to wear & experiment with patterns and floral designs, and ever since I enthusiastically jumped on the plaid bandwagon, my obsession has transferred to plaid pencil skirts!
Call me fussy, but I could not find a plaid skirt I really wanted, so I decided to make my own.
To my husband’s surprise, I dusted off my brand spanking new (4 years old!!!!) sewing machine & sewed my first plaid pencil skirt. I won’t bore you with the details, I’ll just say Thank goodness for YouTube!
Work in progress
I cut the pattern on a pencil skirt which fits me best. Not a clever idea, but I could not find a pattern with English instructions in Germany.
Zipper drama, until I found an easy-peasy tutorial on YouTube.
Here’s my final result!
I styled my DIY plaid pencil skirt with a black polo neck jumper, faux leather jacket, matching tights, gold jewellery, a leopard print belt & block heeled booties for a chic, yet edgy look.
I felt like a rock chick:)
What do you think?
Do you dress for your body shape?
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