Sewn : ASOS Inspired Midi Skirt (+ Giveaway!)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My latest project is this black midi skirt copying this gorgeous one I found from ASOS. (Out of stock now but here's a similar one.)

The original had front pleating that I wasn't wanting so I made a circle skirt version using this tutorial from Cotton and Curls. (Liz is awesome, definitely recommend her blog and all her amazing tutorials!) 
The fabric used was crepe de chine from Joann's.

The only thing I don't like about this skirt is that I just wish I would have made it longer. I would have happily made it 3-4" longer to make it more of a midi-style but since it's a circle skirt and the fabric I used was standard 45" wide, I ran out of room. :( I was so close too, only needed like 4 more inches. Next time I'm definitely using 60"+ wide fabric. 

Pattern: Cotton & Curls Midi Skirt Tutorial
Fabric: Black Crepe de Chine from Joann's 
(not 100% sure it's that exact link but pretty sure)

Now to the best part. ASOS is giving away a $50 gift card! To enter do one or both of the following options:

  1. Comment on this post with a random fun fact about yourself, along with an e-mail or some way to contact you if you win. Yes it can be totally random, I just like learning more about you guys. :)
  2. Share this giveaway on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blog, whatever. Just post your link in a separate comment. You can do this on more than one social media platform, just make sure to leave a separate comment for each!
You don't have to do both entries, pick and choose as you wish. Good luck! Giveaway will close on Tuesday September 9th (11:59 PM)

Kiera's Bridal Shower

Monday, August 11, 2014


I threw a shower for a friend of mine who's getting married! Yes another one, haha everyone is getting married. It's super exciting though, I'm really excited for her and her fiancĂ©. They're really cute together and match each other really well.

For the refreshments we had a frozen yogurt bar. Well, technically it was an ice cream bar because the fro yo machine didn't work out last minute, but the toppings were the same.

Pineapple. raspberries. kiwi. blueberries. granola. Oreos. macadamia nuts. peanuts. gummy bears. M&M's. and then just vanilla ice cream.

I made the invites using photoshop (clip art from Rifle Paper!) and then the striped envelopes are from Lola Louie Paperie on Etsy. They're in the papaya color.)

I loved these advice cards from Tiny Prints. (They don't originally come with that saying but you can customize them to say anything you want.) I didn't use these for the shower because they didn't come in time but I'm going to keep them around for the next one for sure. If there is another one that is! 

The flowers were done by the floral shop right by Day's Market in Provo. The girl that works there is amazing!! I wish I knew her name. She's done both showers so far and I've been so impressed with her, I brought here these 3 pictures and she helped me with the rest. And then of course my amazing mom did the floral arrangements. She took one class years ago and she's still amazing at it.

I can't believe I don't even have one single picture of the bride and I together at the shower, or of anyone really because it started raining soon after the shower started so all the pictures with actual people are taken inside (where the lighting is terrible.) So instead I'm going to leave you with their cute wedding announcement.

Congrats Kiera and Zach!
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