T-shirt: Dream Diva
Skirt: Sewing By Selena via Etsy
Shoes: Ara via Shoebuy
The second I spotted this graphic arrow-print skirt way back in May I decided I had to have it. The fabric is part of the100% cotton “Mustang” line at Melody Miller, and it has a kind of heavy linen-y feel to it. The arrows are interspersed with gold dots, and the whole effect just makes me swoon a little.
I deliberated about buying the fabric and sewing something myself, but ended up taking the easier route and buying a pre-made skirt from Sewing By Selena.
Selena specialises in making simple skirts in a variety of amazing colours and prints, and she offers her customers the opportunity to customise their orders with a variety of extras like pockets or lining.
I chose a simple a-line skirt with gathers at the centre front and back and an elasticised drop waistband. In the end the drop-waist was a little too deep, and drew more attention to the curve of my tummy than I was comfortable with, so I brought the waistband up a little, but apart from that my new skirt was everything I could have hoped for.
Selena’s workmanship was absolutely impeccable, with tidily finished seams, and even a lovely embroidered patch with Sewing By Selena‘s logo on it.
I teamed it with the sequin heart tee-shirt that I bought some years ago from Dream Diva. It’s long gone now, but it would an easy remix project with a bit of sequin fabric and this tutorial.
I’ve been eyeing her skirts on Etsy for so long, but I’ve been hesitant to jump in & order. Not any more! You look fantastic & if *you* give her work the stamp of approval, I’m sold. Now to pick which one! 🙂
That’s sweet Molly! I was really pleased with the quality – definitely take the plunge! Let me know how you go 🙂
I have 5, yes 5 gorgeous skirts from Sewing by Selena and I love every one of them! Be prepared to wait a little while for them though as sometimes fabric needs to be ordered. I thoroughly recommend!
Great! I’m glad to hear it Carmel – thanks for commenting!