Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Me Made: Triangle Printed Pencil Skirt

10.13.2014

Me Made: Triangle Printed Pencil Skirt

Today is my birthday so I made myself a skirt, AND I have a fun giveaway for my awesome readers! Yay! 
A couple of weeks ago I ordered some custom collar stays for my husband for our anniversary from Truly Kustom. I was worried it wouldn't arrive in time, but in came so quickly! I was really impressed with the speed, quality (they have gone through the was a couple of times with no problems!), and customer service, so I contacted the shop about a giveaway for you! I
For my birthday I also bought the Pleated Pencil Skirt pattern. I've been eyeing it, and I need a perfect pencil skirt pattern. After one make I do love it. I didn't have time to make a muslin, so I had some fitting issues to deal with. This first one isn't quite perfect, but now I know what to do to the paper pattern to make it perfect. I shaved of some of the hip circumference, will need to shorten the back waist length, and need to take in the top of the waistband. I also need to make the pleat deeper so that I have more room to move. I used fabric from Miss Matatabi that I won from a giveaway earlier this year. It's gorgeous fabric, and I'm sad to say it's not available anymore.

There are so many fun colors and the triangles are great. I didn't have a matching invisible zipper so I used fuchsia. It's noticeable, but I kind of like it. When I sewed up the back pleat, I accidentally matched the triangles so perfectly that it looks like I totally meant to do it. Happy accident! I do have a problem of sewing everything out of printed fabric, so I really need to make some solid fabric pieces to match!
I got to review the dainty triangle necklace in gold, and I love it. I haven't really bought myself jewelry in years so something new and simple was so refreshing. It's high quality, Claire has yanked on it already, and the perfect paired with my triangle pencil skirt. I don't often recommend shops, but I do recommend this one. It would be a great gift for Christmas especially for those people who are hard to shop for!
Keep up with Truly Kustom on Instagram to hear about their latest products, discounts, and giveaways!
One winner will receive a dainty triangle necklace in the color and length of their choice! This giveaway is open to everyone. Enter below.
Heather

24 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day. (Thanks for the reminder to call my brother and wish him happy birthday as well.)
    I love that little necklace. I keep thinking I will love these statement necklaces, and then I try one on and decide they are not for me. I love the little tag bracelet and the initial charm necklace from that shop. And they are so affordable! Thanks for sharing.
    Your skirt is so cute! I have been eyeballing that pattern as well, but can't decide. So thanks for the mini review, I think it just moved up to my birthday wish list!

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  2. Happy Birthday! I think that necklace is exactly what I would have picked myself, although I also love the 3 triangle charm necklace. And I'm happy to hear about the skirt, I've had my eye on it but haven't taken the plunge yet, will have to get right on that!

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  3. Gorgeous! Happy birthday!
    I would LOVE a necklace like that!

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  4. I LOVE your skirt, great fabric! Happy Birthday, and thanks for the chance to win a necklace. I love that dainty triangle necklace, but what a neat shop.

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  5. Happy birthday! I love the skirt, and that fabric is fantastic!

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  6. Happy birthday!! I love that skirt! The pattern is adorable and it looks so cute with the peplum top! You're are the cutest!!

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  7. You look absolutely fabulous!! I love all her necklaces but the bar necklace is my fav!

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  8. Nothing like celebrating your own birthday with a new skirt !

    I love the trendy tube necklace :)

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  9. This is the perfect day for this because everyone will wish you happy birthday on your blog! :) I love the bar necklace but my favorite is definitely the triangle!!

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  10. Happy birthday! I love the whole outfit! Nice!

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  11. PS I like the circle charm necklace:)

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  12. I love the little triangle one. And your outfit is so cute! That skirt fabric is awesome!!

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  13. Happy birthday Heather! I love the triangle necklace! And matching skirt :-)

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  14. Happy birthday. Love the triangle skirt.

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  15. Happy birthday! Love the skirt!

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  16. Happy B'Day! The skirt looks great I think. Love the triangle print! No muslin - you are a brave woman!

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  17. Happy Birthday! You look so cute in your new skirt....it's not easy to sew for yourself! And I love the pretty necklace. I like the tag bracelet in the shop! Thanks! Diane

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  18. I love the dainty triangle necklace the best,but would love it in sterling silver

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  19. my fav is the Customized Dainty Bar Necklace

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  20. I love the thin bar necklace.

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  21. My favorite piece is the dainty triangle necklace, but it feels like cheating to say that so I'll tell you my second favorite piece is the 3-triangle charm necklace.

    (tute-bot = christine)

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  22. Love the stamped circle charms (in any size! ) And fabulous skirt-- you look amazing!!!

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  23. You are stunning! Love your triangle pencil skirt! Thanks for reviewing my pattern. :)

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