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.

2 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?







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  1. says

    You did so well! That’s amazing! I’m a pear shape and I suit a slightly A-line skirt. I can’t wear pencil skirts at all as they just make my hips and legs look enormous and then they end up being too big on the waist. Lynne xx

  2. says

    What a gorgeous outfit and shoes. I love the skirt and that you made it yourself is even better. Those are some pretty pictures too. Thank you for sharing at the Motivational Monday Link Party. I hope to see you again Sunday night!

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

  3. says

    Is there anything you CAN’T DO? You made that skirt??? I love this look and I appreciate the fact that you know your own body so well. Pencil skirts are so complimentary to your small waist and feminine curves.

    I don’t know why I don’t wear my pencil skirts more often, I should!

    I wanted to wish you a happy birthday again, I hope it was so lovely. In the blogosphere you are one of the nicest people I’ve met and you deserve to have only good things!

    Thanks for linking up as usual, and thank you again for the great job you did co-hosting.

  4. says

    I love your creation and the skirt looks great on you. What a neat DIY project, and that you made something to fit your figure is even greater. I need to take the quiz you provided as I go back and forth with my actual body shape.

  5. says

    I would love a plaid skirt in the red/burgundy tones and yours is lovely. The fact that you made it is even better. You look fabulous as usual, Angele.

    Ohh and I am co-hosting with the lovely Angela, today. =)

  6. Louiselle Saunier-Borg says

    A most wonderful Happy Birthday dearest Angi. You look fantastic as always and the skirt is lovely! Here’s wishing you another year full of baking, sewing, fashion, new ideas, success (careerwise) humour and most of all love. From the Saunier Family with the bestest of wishes.

  7. Romina says

    I love it Angele and you look great. Bravo for the sewing. Eva just got herself a new sewing machine, will get her to read your post, hopefully she’ll be inspired to sew a nice skirt for her hopeless mum! I also love the way you styled it. And a very big happy birthday to you xxxx

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