BDU Skirt

vpin

It seems like forever since I posted anything 🙁  Sorry about that. Lately I’ve been so busy working that I hadn’t had the time. So let me tell you about my new venture! I’m going to try my hand at sewing! I’ve been wanting to try it..just never made the move. Recently I bought a beginner sewing machine and accessories and before I dove head first into the world of patterns and various fabrics I decided to keep it simple while I was getting use to handling and working on a sewing machine. My first PROJECT was to simply recycle and transform a pair of pants into a skirt.

I loooove long skirts so I took a pair of my husband’s old military BDU’s and turned it into a skirt. To you more seasoned sewers I know you’re yelling at me in regards to the raw edges and the drawstrings I left but I actually WANTED that look. I didn’t want it to look polished at this time b/c I’m RAW around the edges…get it?..lol.. anywaaaay.. eventually I’ll go back and sew up those raw edges I promise! 🙂

vpin

I predict I’m going to love my new hobby!! I have to shuckle a little because I’m pretty sure my husband is saying, “I’ll give you a month before that sewing machine starts to collect dust..lol” and my response to that will be, “we’ll just have to wait and see :)” I’m thankful I have a supportive hubby and on a different note…I love and appreciate him and all those serving or who has served in our United States Military!

Freedom is NOT FREE and Fashion is NOT a Luxury 🙂

vpin

vpinvpinvpinvpinvpinvpinvpinvpinvpinvpinvpinvpinvpinvpinvpin

So there you have it..my first sewing project y’aaaaaall! 🙂 I’m aware it’ll be a minute before I’m “project runway” ready ..LOL.. but as long as I can whip up a few pieces for myself I’ll be one happy camper.

Y’all take care!!
XOLB

bda
  • October 22, 2011 - 9:42 am

    Carolyn E. Matteo - Love the blog post and love the images! You go, girl!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2011 - 10:17 am

    gabrielle - I love it! …and keep the edges raw..that’s the way its supposed to be!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2011 - 11:23 am

    jacque' - So glad to see this post. I always wait with great anticipation to see what new you come up with. Your designs are always fresh, uncomplicated and comfortable looking. You do us proud sis! From your gorgeous locs to clothing choice bravo! I like that your stylings are adaptable for any age. Can’t wait to see what’s next. I will be getting a pair of my son-in-laws pants and. Doing the same.ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2011 - 1:34 pm

    cheryl - very nice,very nice********ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2011 - 4:36 pm

    La Cerise Électrique - WoW, Those are some other stunning photos !!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2011 - 8:40 pm

    Urban Jungle Fashion - These photos are outstanding! Not only is the craftmenship of the photos good, you know how to work a camera! *clap clap clap*ReplyCancel

  • October 25, 2011 - 12:27 am

    Dee - Cute and edgy…LOVE it!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2011 - 7:47 am

    Rosa - Very nice! I really like your fashion sense. Can I pretty please hire you as my personal stylist?? LOLReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    Dawniele Castellanos - Seriously, one of the coolest people I “know” LOL.ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2011 - 8:21 pm

    Gail Zeak - My favorite model/photographer! Love, love, love the 4th photo of you on the bridge! I love them all, but that one is my fav.ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2012 - 6:58 am

    Bruce Miller - I can see you love shoes!! The shots look great and you’re a goooorgeous model.ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2013 - 2:38 am

    Precious Johnson - I have been looking for a BDU skirt. we are doing a skit and need army attire. The girls in choir need the loanReplyCancel