Wow, it has been a busy week with the Seamingly Smitten Poncho Blog Tour, the 19 Mommy and Me Christmas Outfits Blog Tour (check out the awesome giveaway on that tour) and now release of the new Ellie and Mac Women’s Wrap Skirt Sewing Pattern! Also, there is a FREE FABRIC FRIDAY giveaway at the end of this post.
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I will be honest, I am not much of a skirt person. I normally would not have applied for this test, however Ellie and Mac is doing a giveaway and each item you test this month enters you to win an amazing prize. I really want the the prize too! Lol! So I said, why not try it and to my surprise I actually like this skirt!
The skirt comes in both long and short lengths. I chose the short length. I am only 5’0″ so I did take about an inch off the ruffle to shorten the skirt just a tad. The pattern calls for a more stable knit than I actually used, but I had this idea of a super sparkly skirt and I had to try it. I used some white sparkle sweater knit from Simply By Ti and some silver metallic knit by Miss Nancy. I also used the white sparkle sweater knit in my Mommy and Me Catherine Ponchos.
The shirt I am wearing is store bought. Sorry, I am working on building up a completely handmade wardrobe. The good news though, working on my fitness and eating this year, this is a very old top from before I had babies! I am starting to fit into my old clothes again. Yay! Leave me a comment below on what top I should make for this skirt. I was thinking the Fall in Love Sweater by Ellie and Mac. I still have a bit of a Mommy belly, but what is nice about this skirt it is adjustable to your own measurements, so I was able to cover my small little pouch. 🙂
The cardigan is the Cocoon Cardigan from Patterns for Pirates in a navy and silver reversible sequins from Joann Fabric. I actually made it for an outfit for a wedding I attending in October. I have not blogged about that outfit yet, however I should do that soon.
Overall, I think I have a great start to an amazing homemade New Years Eve outfit. You can buy the Wrap Skirt by Ellie and Mac here and be sure to check out all of her patterns, as everything is 50% off right now!! Woot Woot! No coupon is necessary, the discount will automatically show up in your cart.
Now for the Giveaway! Who wants to win one yard of white sparkle sweater knit from Simply By Ti and one yard of silver metallic knit from Joann Fabric??? Enter to below! Giveaway is only open for the weekend!
Your outfit is amazing! Love the white sparkle knit!
I would make either the same skirt or a nice bolero or two. As for the top for the skirt, I think you should do a fall in love sweater.
What a fun skirt! I would make a cardigan or a sweater out of the sparkly fabric.
Absolutely gorgeous! I may need this pattern!
I think I’d made a cocoon cardigan out of that sparkle! Cute outfit as usual 😉
Super cute outfit!
I love the sparkles!! I think a super cute dress or cardigan would work perfect!
Wow! You rocked this pattern!! I love your fabric choice!