Tuesday, September 23, 2008

behold my skirty goodness

today i went to work in grubby jeans and a grubby t-shirt and i spent all day just wanting to be pretty. or to be at not work. whatever, i made this skirt today out of a t-shirt and some soft black jersey and a pillowcase i got from the DI. i'm happy! and because our darling cousin misty insisted, i am sharing it with you.

the kangaroo pocket thing is from a local band t-shirt called "palomino", and the red stuff is this pretty red brocade. i put a flounce hem on it and that was the first time that happened, but it worked and i am pleased.

i kindof want to try making a bikini out of a t-shirt. for some reason that idea just appeals to me. i've never been a bikini girl, because of both moral and body-image issues, but i'm determined that whenever i get married and do the honeymoon thing i will ROCK A BIKINI. probably won't be posting pictures of that.


  1. Cute! Thank you for sharing! I spend most days in my grubby t-shirts and sweats. Little kids, runny noses,...not the dress up job, so I can relate with wanting to feel pretty again!

    And I always had the same "bikini dream" but it has yet to happen, and now probably never will since having babies does something to your hips....;-)

  2. That is precisely why I've always wanted to be a woman - so that I could make awesome DI T-shirt skirts with flounces and kangaroo pockets and actually wear them in public. As it is, I'm confined to my apartment, vogueing miserably in front of the full-length mirror.

    Only not really that last part.

  3. That is by far the coolest skirt in the history of the world, and that includes the ones that the Roman men wore under their shiny armor during battle back in the day. I applaud you. And I fully support your bikini goals. Like Misty said.... you better live it up now, because once you have a baby that won't even be a temptation.