April 5, 2011

How mistakes are awesome.

Before Surgery:
 Aftermath:
Dress, now a skirt: thrifted $0.80, Shirt: Old Navy, Tights: Target gift, Shoes: swap meet in AZ $7
Necklace: forever21 $3.80

This skirt wasn't meant to have a zipper or a bow.
They were added to cover up mistakes.
But guess what?
I love this skirt so much more because of those mistakes.
One of my favorite quotes is: 
"The person who doesn't make mistakes is unlikely to make anything."
(sorry, don't remember who said it)
I honestly believe in that.
We become who we are by learning from our mistakes and moving forward.
This skirt is now my favorite creation due to me making mistakes.
I'm a beginner seamstress and I'm bound to make many more mistakes, but I'll embrace them and definitely learn from them.

ps; I was featured here the other day.
I'm a bad blogger and forget to mention it.
Thanks for the interview Callie :)

34 comments:

  1. What a transformation! I must learn how to sew.

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  2. I love the cute skirts you make out of silly old things!
    It inspires me so much :]

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  3. oh that's way cute! and i bet it's way funner too now that it has those details. makes it more special (:

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  4. it looks really good as a skirt(= so creative!

    http://vikkibabbey.blogspot.com

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  5. This is so cute! And the bow and zipper make it so unique--it's awesome! You have something no one else has!! Super neat! You are so crafty, lol.

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  6. You are amazing! Teach me you sewing skills please!

    rebeccawithanR

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  7. that was ingenious!
    haha I lovedd the end result!

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  8. Wow! That skirt is adorable! I wish I had an eye for these kinds of things and that I could sew! Way to go!!

    amy day to day

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  9. Oh MY GOODness -- you are a fantastic re-maker! I am floored. :)

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  10. Adorable as always! You are a creative genius!

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  11. you're so amazing and talented... love it!!!

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  12. gah! whatEVER. that skirt is pure covetable...ness. or whatever. love how you styled it with dark blue tights as well. and the bow just might be my favorite part. you're adorable.
    -brittney
    http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (my daily outfit blog; come on by if you'd like!)

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  13. ohhhh how cute! I love it, and the necklace is just too adorable :D

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  14. I love when a fashion blog has a sweet message to it along with amazingly adorable outfits!!! You remind me of my best friend Brittany with how bubbly and creative you are :) I am pretty positive we'd be BFF's if we were ever to meet.
    Love the thrifty transformation!!

    www.makersofshoes.blogspot.com

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  15. You are so talented.. didn't you say you just recently started altering clothes? I can only make the waist band elastic because I don't know how to make it look nice like you do and alter it to my shape. I think you need to do a tutorial.. LOL :)

    Either way I think the skirt looks great. I need to get myself to the thrift store!

    Brittni, With Love From Michigan

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  16. I absolutely LOVE this skirt! Some day I WILL learn to make cute things like this. ;)

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  17. OMG, that's fabulous! You seriously make me want to pick up sewing.

    Love the outfit you put together with the end result! You always look so cute!

    Mint & Mellow (Enter my giveaway!)

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  18. that's it. you need to start buying things & making them for customers. i volunteer to be the first. and of course you'll be paid because girl, your work is pay worthy. so talented.

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  19. that is adorable! PLEASE post DIY tutorials!

    www.candidclassic.blogspot.com

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  20. This is cute! Mistakes are what make things special, so I totally know what your talking about! :)

    And the necklace! Adorable.

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  21. This is so adorable! I love it! I am about to start teaching myself to sew, so I am really excited about your creations and that you are learning too. It makes me have faith that I can do it as well! Love your outfit posts =)

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  22. Soooo stinkin' cuuuuteeee! Doesn't a bow just make everything better? :)

    <3 The Daily Dani

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  23. I've checked out some of your other outfits. I like your style. It's really fun. :)

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  24. your outfits are so cute! i just found your blog today and i'm a new follower!

    caitimae.blogspot.com

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  25. I'd love it if you'd tell us how you made them too, I'm a beginning seamstress as well, and I'd love to learn how you make such gorgeous masterpieces out of old clothing. :)

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  26. Can I bottle you up and put you in my sewing kit so you can just create magic anytime I sew....okay wow I'm starting to sound like a creepy creepy creepy person.

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  27. Wow! What a transformation. I love what you created!

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  28. AH! So adorable! I absolutely am in love with the fabric and the bow. Cute!

    -Tessa
    totallytessa.com

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  29. So amazing! And I agree with your quote. How are we ever to learn without mistakes? =)

    -Erin

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  30. What an adorable skirt! I agree that the zipper and bow are what make this skirt unique -- the "mistakes" provided an opportunity to make it something even better. So cute!

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  31. Girl, this is so Cute! I wish I could by this in a store - jelly belly I am!

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  32. Mistakes are what make your items originals, that's what I say. You are good for a beginner. GO YOU!! Sometimes when I make mistakes in sewing or making my jewelry I'll end up making a whole new item that I would have never thought of if I had never made that mistake. So keep crafting and Happy Easter.

    Krista
    Kasha Designs
    www.kashadesigns.webs.com

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  33. You are sooooo cute!!!I totally looooove your necklace and your skirt!!

    Kisseeeees :-))

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