Wednesday, January 12, 2011

DI...Why





Most of my little projects end the same way — in frustration.

I get these awesome ideas, figure, how hard could it be? And then I'm off — buying supplies that will later be abandoned to the guest closet, i.e., The Island of Half-Done/Half-Baked Projects. DIY usually ends up DI....why?

And yet, I persist.

Stubborn? Stupid? Mmm, mostly cheap.

My latest quest — a charming tulle underslip, a la Free People. They suckered me in. The peek of chiffonish wisp beneath a too-short skirt? How cute is that? And, how freakishly expensive.

I figured this was one I definitely ought to be able to tackle. I mean, how hard could it be?

This time, not bad. I got a cheap slip from Target and some tulle trim, with ribbon already attached, from the fabric store. I handstitched it on. And, there ya have it, well, I have it, for about $12.

Outfit: Revolver dress and Michael Michael Kors "Brookville" zebra heels.

5 comments:

Desert Flower said...

I am madly in love with your shoes.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I have a JC skirt that I would love to do a lacy peeking lining for - but who know it'd be so damn difficult to match a plummy purple?!

I always have the best intentions with a DIY project - but I have neither the skillz nor patience to ever get them done!

Jessica said...

What a great idea! I have an inappropriately short dress that could stand the extra inches with this!

Pagano DesignWorks said...

You are incredibly cute! Love the wild shoes with the ruffle and hot color. Good job!

Nuha Sofiyan said...

I know how you feel, a lot of times I'm over ambitious when I tackle on my projects and now I have a closet full of "I'll get to it laters". You did a really good job on this, I love the dress!