Milk Weed Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

May 7, 2009

opera houseA few weeks ago I bought a black and off-white embroidered top at Forever 21. In front of the mirrors it looked amazing! But like so many other things in the dressing room, it fell flat when I got it home.


The problem....I had NOTHING to go with it. Not a single off-white, a-length skirt in my entire closet.


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I thought this would be an easy fix. A simple skirt wouldn't take longer than an hour to sew. I went down to the fabric store and instead found a very unique material with clusters of thread that reminded me of milkweed.


So, rather than selfishly hoard the material for myself I decided to use the material for a Grosgrain skirt and feature the F21 top with the new material.


The skirt has two layers. The top is a gauzy, lacey fabric.
As I mentioned before it has tiny embroidered clusters that remind me of dandelion flowers.


The bottom layer is an off-white linen material with a gathered ruffle sewn into the bottom.






We didn't have any milkweeds in our yard but it also had the look of dandelions in their puffball form which we had in droves.


The hardest part of this shoot was definitely taking the armchair and ottoman outside. Admittedly Brian did most of the grunt work but it made me tired just to see him struggle.



I had the difficult task of picking the danelions and bringing out the props. If you were wondering, Brian bought the antique book for Lily a couple years ago. It's by Edward Lear and has all his macabre lymerics and creepy illustrations. I had to censor some to suit Lily.


I made this skirt to fit low on my waist so I would say this skirt could fit a size 2-8.
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As usual, if you would like a chance to win this skirt just link back to this post. If you have any questions see the "questions and answers" link to the right. If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would and I will see it using Technorati.

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73 {comments}:

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Another beautiful creation! I'm on the road to losing weight, so maybe I'll get to where I can actually enter myself in these drawings...but for now I'll just drool from afar! LOVELY!

koopermom said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! I am now a size 8 (down from a 12) and this would be an inspiration piece to KEEP GOING!! Gorgeous...

Ann Diana Dinh, said... Best Blogger Tips

You designs are so beautiful.

Gina said... Best Blogger Tips

So impressive. The photography is beautiful and the skirt is breathtaking! Amazing. amazing.

Sharlene said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how I wish I was still a size 8...

lucky knitter said... Best Blogger Tips

It is unbelievable beautiful!

glam.spoon said... Best Blogger Tips

great skirt and lovely photos.

Happy Together said... Best Blogger Tips

It's so beautiful and feminine.

Rebecca Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that fabric! So airy--just like a dandelion!

Casey said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this skirt! I need this skirt!! it's absolutely beautiful :)

Anita said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely gorgeous! And I'm impressed with the dragging out of the chair just for a photo shoot. I've often thought of hauling furniture outside just for a photo, but haven't ever actually done it. Cool.

Myshell said... Best Blogger Tips

I like it...tempted to make my own as summer skirts are on my list...Link love coming your way!

Malin said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I enter even though I don't have a blog? It's such a lovely skirt :) Wishing you a fab weekend! //Malin (mum[@]zaffron.se)

janil said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute!!!!!!

Allison said... Best Blogger Tips

That skirt is beautiful! :D

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

Completely gorgeous!!

Frogs-n-Butterflies said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, so lovely! Beautifully executed! It's a must have for any wardrobe!!!

paperseed said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect! This is my first time creating a link and I'm not sure if it is working (at www.thepaperseed.com).

Queenie said... Best Blogger Tips

This skirt is so frothy and delightful! I love the photography, too :)

Tamara Mitchell said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, beautiful! I love it!

Tamara Mitchell said... Best Blogger Tips

Not sure my post went through...I love the skirt and I'd wear it often :-)

Ancsi said... Best Blogger Tips

please count me in.

Thanks,
Ancsi

MissMomo toma cafe said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely photo and lovely skirt !!

RobinBirdsNest said... Best Blogger Tips

How pretty! Just posted a link.
www.robinbirdsnest.blogspot.com

sakmb said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful work yet again, you are amazing

Jinii said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this!! So pretty.

noreen said... Best Blogger Tips

just linked

so pretty, flirty and fun

Ann On and On... said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE~LOVE~LOVE it! You are amazing...what a wonderful giveaway. I am totally crossing my fingers. Thanks!

tara said... Best Blogger Tips

I take a chance ^^
just because i would love to see one of my three daughters with this sooo lovely skirt on! ^^ ! manythanks GrOsGrain !!!(i'm french, i hope you understand me!^^!)

http://annuairebytara.canalblog.com/archives/2009/05/10/13671204.html

Caroline Alexander said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful, it would be perfect for my beach vacation. Love the fabric!

Belinda said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty I love the skirt. Got my link up. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

MaryRC said... Best Blogger Tips

i found you by way of annonandon im off to check your blog.

xoxo, Chloe said... Best Blogger Tips

That skirt is so pretty and I love your pictures!

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely LOVE this skirt and wish I could actually fit into it, cause I would have definitely entered. I found your blog via whimsical Creations and I'm so glad I did. You're amazing!

Aileena said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this skirt. And I'm totally jealous that my friend Lora won the hat, and she was introduced to this website by me!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said... Best Blogger Tips

Another stunning creation!!!!

do you give sewing lessons??

Renee said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great find at the fabric store! I have the hardest time making a commitment to fabric.

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said... Best Blogger Tips

So gorgeous, I love it and MUST have it!! :)

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

that is beautiful!!!!! I hope my link worked.

Katrina said... Best Blogger Tips

This is gorgeous. I am most impressed with the photos- and the fact you convinced your husband to haul the chair outside! I hope that I win it!

Erin with Stella & Dot said... Best Blogger Tips

This skirt is CUTE! Fabulous! Are you selling it too? Or just giving one away? ;-p

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

So very pretty. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Here's my link: http://melissaburford.typepad.com/burford_designs/2009/05/milk-weed-skirt-giveaway.html

Thistle Cove Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

So AAAdorable! Please do not enter me in the drawing, I just wanted to compliment you on this delightful skirt!

gahome2mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely. I would have to gift this to one of my daughters.

gahome2mom at gmail dot com

Miss Monica June said... Best Blogger Tips

That is the cutest skirt ever!! I have been looking for a skirt exactly like that!!!!!!It is sooo BEAUTIFUL and just to beautiful for words! Please enter me, I have never won something before, but I would LOVE to win this!!!!

Mrs4444 said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to own that beautiful skirt. Is it too late to enter if I link to it on Friday?

Alicia W. said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this skirt! I need this skirt!! I WANT THIS SKIRT. It's absolutely beautiful :)

Joby said... Best Blogger Tips

http://twitter.com/joby14/status/1792814175
Tweeted as I cant link

Please please let it be me I adore the skirt, shots of it are great.

craftygal86 said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a beautiful skirt! Linked it!

Stacie's Madness said... Best Blogger Tips

It's beautiful!

Cathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. What a pretty, pretty skirt. I would love to wear it. I don't have a blog..my email addy is: charry0@hughes.net

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

This is stunning! I would Love to win it and I am a size 6!! I have blogged about it and created a link in my post! Your work is fabulous!

AnwenKyatic said... Best Blogger Tips

I am in love with this skirt. Am a UK size 6 and have only just built up the confidence to be able to wear skirts and dresses (problems with my legs in the past) and this would be the perfect addition to my growing wardrobe. Even if I don't get this it's a privilege to see your designs and it might inspire me to learn to sew when I have the time!

Kellie H said... Best Blogger Tips

the sunflare photo is simply gorgeous w/ the skirt!!!!!!!!!! lovely!!

mismikado said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so talented! Such a beautiful creation <3

http://mismikadodowntheaisle.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/milk-weed-skirt-giveaway/

.kat. said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply beautiful skirt!
I LOVE it!

Terri said... Best Blogger Tips

one link to another link brought me here. What a wonderful givaway.
I love the two layers. So pretty.
Terrific photos.

daer0n said... Best Blogger Tips

I am in love with this skirt, its beautiful!

i created a link to this post on my blog :)
http://styleish-daer0n.blogspot.com/2009/05/milk-weed-skirt-giveaway.html

*Heather* said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous! And I love the photos too!

http://allrubycakes.blogspot.com/2009/05/milk-weed-skirt-giveaway.html

ElizabethK. said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't know if this will be too late to enter... but I was wondering if you have specific measurements on the skirt (waist, hip, length)? It's adorable, but I don't want to enter if I know it won't fit me. ;)

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute!

Life with Kaishon said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. That is so pretty. I love how your pieces have a story! Lovely!

LuLu said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous skirt...I posted your contest and link on my blog! Now, I just hope to win this awesome skirt! www.knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

love the skirt and your photography!
I posted about it!
Thanks for your fun giveaways and inspiration!

sprizee said... Best Blogger Tips

So lovely. I'd happily buy the pattern if you made it available. And that fabric is fantastic. I'm besotted!

Dionne said... Best Blogger Tips

Another beautiful giveaway!
Cheers, Dionne

The Burly said... Best Blogger Tips

This skirt is simply gorgeous!! My style all the way! I don't know if I linked but I want to win this.

K. Rock said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked it!!!!

Angie said... Best Blogger Tips

I need this! Oh and I linked it!

queenieweenie said... Best Blogger Tips

so, so, so cute!!

Dev said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful!
I linked:
http://devsfavoritegiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaways-ending-june-6th-7th.html

Thanks!

JudyK said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely gorgeous skirt! And my size!
I linked on my Blogger but will do it on my typepad too!

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips

Your designs are so incredibly beautiful. very impressive

 
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