White Brocade Skirt

Thursday, June 6, 2013


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Shirt: Gap, Shoes: Madewell

Inspired by this lovely skirt, I decided to make a similar one using Melissa Esplin's box-pleat skirt tutorial.





She literally posted this the DAY I was starting on this skirt so that made my life about 10x easier. I like to think that it's because we're on the same page but well, it's Melissa Esplin. So let's not get carried away here. haha I was really thankful for the tutorial though. (Thanks Melissa!)

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The brocade is from Mood Fabrics (of course. Are you guys sick of hearing that yet?) This is actually technically the wrong side of it, but the right side was more golden colored and I'm all goldened out for the time being. (Pretty sure that's not a word but whatever. :)

The closer is an invisible side zipper. I love this part about the skirt, I always get so happy when I use an invisible zipper and it actually works out. ha I don't have an invisible zipper foot so I always prepare for the worst I guess, and plus my mom doesn't even know how to use them! Mind blown. I thought she knew how to do everything. So of course everything she doesn't know how to do automatically brings the intimidating/difficulty factor up for me by about 100 points. 
But it worked and now I have a feeling I am going to be wearing this skirt all the time this Summer. (Yay!)

Linking up to Sunday Style over at Plane Pretty!

81 comments:

  1. You are so beautiful and amazing and TALENTED! I'm still waiting for the post that says your etsy shop is up :)

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    1. Chelsea you are the sweetest person, seriously thank you so much for always being so supportive and believing in me. I know that sounds so cliche but it's the truth! haha really though, thanks Chelsea.

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  2. THIS IS STUNNING!!! I WANT TO USE THIS SO BADLY!!! Cutest outfit ever! <3

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    1. Seriously!? Ahh yay that makes me so happy!! K I'll definitely be sending it out then. Let me know if there's any other specific things on my blog that you'd like me to send out too and I'll get it mailed out to you by the end of the week. Stupid question though, I'll be getting these back right?? haha I just want to make sure!

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  3. This outfit is amazing. I love all of the details so much. I've been looking at different brocade options so I appreciate the fabric links. You are such an inspiration.

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    1. Heather thank you so much. You saying that I'm any type of inspiration at all really turned my day around, thanks so much.

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  4. I love your skirt! So polished. I have been thinking about brocade lately too. Somehow I thought about it for a winter dress but you make me realize it works wonderfully for summer too! I have the Chardon pattern waiting for me to do something pretty... Although that would clearly be copying you ;)

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    1. No way!! Copy away, seriously I would be nothing but flattered. Especially considering that it'd be you doing it! Huge compliment. I know that's what I love about sewing blogs, you can get so many ideas from everyone else's makes (both for the better and for the worse.. haha). Seriously make away girl!

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  5. It is amazing! Love the overall look!

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  6. this looks so great on you! you're blog is really fun to read :)

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    1. Sarah thank you so much, that's really sweet of you to say.

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  7. I AM OBSESSED WITH THAT SKIRT!! I actually used to have one similar in style... but then i gained marriage weight and now it's too small ): I need to make me one... or better yet, you should make me one and i will pay you ;)

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    1. Rachel you are the sweetest!! Seriously thank you so much cute girl, it really means a lot. And if you're serious about wanting one shoot me an e-mail, happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com. I'd totally love to make you one!

      P.S. Definitely have not noticed that you have gained ANY weight, just for the record. If you really have, you hide it super well. haha you're going to be one of those girls that gets pregnant and does not show it until like the 3rd trimester. Not fair!

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  8. Super cute and I always love someone who uses the wrong side of the fabric!!

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    1. Ok can I just say that I got soo incredibly excited when I saw this comment. haha I can't believe Grainline Studio visited my blog!! Thanks so much Jen. :)

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  9. oh my gosh I love this and I'm pinning this now :) Gorgeous.

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    1. Considering that you are the master pinner of this century, that is a huuge compliment. haha thanks so much girl!

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  10. Oh wow, it's so pretty :)
    I really like the fabric you used !!

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  11. I can't believe how talented you are! Love the skirt!

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    1. I can't believe how sweet you are! haha seriously Lauren thank you so much. I really love your blog by the way. I love finding other Mormon fashion bloggers!

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  12. You are adorable. Nice work!

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  13. Cute skirt! It looks so good with the denim shirt :)

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  14. Love the skirt!! p.s. I saw you taking these pictures.. at least I think it was these ones!

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    1. hahaha no way? Oh my gosh that's so embarrassing, where was it!? haha I'm laughing so hard right now, I hope I didn't look TOO ridiculous.

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  15. That's such a cute skirt! Love your top knot too ;)

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  16. You are so talented, dear! My goodness, everything you make looks absolutely perfect. You have great style and an eye for design :) I wish I could make my own clothes. Does it save money that way? I try to thrift shop, but I just love the feel of having new clothes haha--I bet making them yourself is even more rewarding! :)

    grace & love,
    kristyn

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    1. Wow Kristyn thank you so much, this was such a nice comment. I'm the same way with thrift shopping- I wish I could get more into it because I know people save bank doing it but I just can't get into it for some reason, new clothes are too great! :) Sewing saves money about half of the time I'd say, and then the other half of the time it's way more ridiculously expensive. ha but it's worth it to me because I love the process and like you said, the outcome is super rewarding. Thanks again for the sweet comment!

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  17. This is so cute! I absolutely love it! I'm sure everyone's mentioned this, but it's totally worth it to buy an invisible zipper foot-- they really have good results!

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    1. Ya I don't know what I was thinking, honestly they're like $7 bucks!! I had no idea they were so cheap. I always used one in my sewing class so I know how much easier they make everything but I always figured they were just way expensive or something. ha so dumb of me!! But now I can happily say that I am an owner of an invisible zipper foot. :)

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  18. You're so pretty! I've been reading your blog since may and I love it!
    Keep bloggin' girl!

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    1. This was such a sweet thing to say Claudia, thank you so much! Thanks for reading :)

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  19. I love the print! I can't believe you made that skirt it is so cute :)

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  20. Probably one of my favorite outfits of yours ever. The skirt turned out SO GOOD and that shirt goes perfectly! So cute!

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    1. For real!?? Ah CasiDee thank you, that makes me so happy!

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  21. Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all those who join to our party board http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-11

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    1. Done! Thanks for telling me about it :)

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  22. Such a cute skirt! Inserting invisible zippers can be a bit daunting at first but they're actually not so bad. Have you checked out Sunni from A Fashionable Stitch's zipper course on Craftsy? I think it's free and it might help you get over your fears :)

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    1. Stephanie thank you! I just signed up and I wouldn't have known about it otherwise so really thanks so much.

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  23. Love it! The subtle gold is perfect, Megan Nielsen has a tutorial on sewing an invisible zip with a normal zipper foot http://blog.megannielsen.com/2013/05/tutorial-invisible-zipper/ x

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    1. Oo good to know, thanks girl! I realized after taking 2 minutes to research it that invisible zippers are so incredibly cheap so now I'm the proud owner of one! haha thanks for letting me know about it though girl, now I'll know what to do if I ever don't have access to my zipper foot.

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  24. This turned out great! I love seeing your inspiration and how you turned it in a wearable piece for everyday! Now I want to sew a brocade skirt myself ;)

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    1. Do it! I would be so beyond flattered if you did.

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  25. This is so pretty, I love the fabric and how you've styled it with the denim shirt. And that first photo, where is it, the scenery is gorgeous?!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn! It's up Provo (Utah, USA) canyon right past Sundance ski resort if you've ever heard of that. (Where the Sundance film festival started!) It really is so beautiful up there, I totally take Utah's mountains for advantage, I need to learn to appreciate their beauty more.

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the fabric (I'm all for using wrong sides) and the silhouette is just beautiful on you!! Well done!

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    1. Thanks so much cute girl! I know I've always been so intimidated to use the wrong side of the fabric but now I'm all for it. haha

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    1. Thanks so much Melissa! Couldn't have done it without you. :)

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  28. Wow I just looked at your blog and you are adorable! You are so talented! I tried sewing for a bit, but then gave up on that one real quickly. As for the blogger meet up that you mentioned in a previous post, that would be so cool! If you hear of anything you should let me know :) I can't wait to read more of your posts! You are so creative and inspiring! xo

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say Karli, thank you. I will for sure let you know if I hear about any blog meet-ups! So far the only one I've come across is the one Life of Bon is hosting (http://www.thelifeofbon.com/2013/06/14-cures-for-writers-block.html) but it's not really a blog meet-up per say because it costs money and it's more of a blogging class. That being said, I totally would be going anyways if I didn't already have class that night. But ya I'll for sure let you know, and if August rolls around and there still haven't been any- heck we should just throw our own.

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  29. Love the brocade/chambray look! Nice!

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  30. Very, very cute skirt! It looks great on you!

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  31. Your skirt is super cute and esp when paired with that chambray :) Also loving your flats!

    Visiting from the blog hop. If you have a sec, hope you can drop by my blog too and read my latest: www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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  32. WAIT YOU MADE THIS SKIRT? whut. thats the coolest thing ever. you're the coolest thing ever.

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  33. Hi Haylee. Your skirt looks flawless! So pretty. I'm featuring it tomorrow.

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  34. I love your skirt, & the pleats! Thanks for the link to the tutorial :)

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  35. I've never tried to sew an invisible zipper yet--I always use a very high-contrast, noticeable zipper so that it's meant to be noticeable so that I can take the easy way out! :P That's awesome that you made that skirt yourself!

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  36. Haylee!!! I'm so excited that I found your blog! I absolutely love this skirt.. As I expressed in Instagram haha I'm obsessed! Your so talented!! I would love a haylee original :) hope your doing good!! Xo

    Kahana

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  37. What a stunning inspiration skirt, and how fabulous did your interpretation of it turn out! It's GORGEOUS. I love the floaty structure a box pleat brings to a skirt, and the brocade carries it so well. Love it.

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  38. That skirt is gorgeous! I am in awe of your talent! Thanks for linking up for Favorite Fashion Friday. Hope to see you back this week!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  39. That is a darling skirt. You are so talented!

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  40. That skirt is gorgeous!! You are definitely talented. I love or with the top! Thank you so much for linking up!
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  41. This is absolutely stunning! You are so talented!! I saw you at the Apricot Lane Blogger meet-up! So nice to finally find your blog :) I hope you open an Etsy shop soon because I would buy everything!

    xo, Jessica

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  42. This skirt is STUNNING!! You are so talented!!
    xoxo

    ps. let's swap buttons!!

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  43. I love those sandals in the first picture! So cute with that outfit!!I just got these wedge sandals and now I want to look for that outfit! Thanks for the inspiration!

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