October 7, 2010
The 'neat little bow' has been all over fashion. See here, here, here, here, and oh yeah here.
Say Yes to Hoboken recently did a 'neat little tutorial' on how to make the bow and made a sweet pencil skirt to go with it. So I found an oversized pencil skirt at the Thrift Store yesterday for $1.50.
I took it home, took it in on the sides and took the leftovers and made a matching 'neat little bow' to take center stage on my new sweet pencil skirt in lipstick red.
This skirt was originally more of a tulip shape. You can't tell from the photos but I kept it below my knees and had it taper at the bottom for a more sophisticated look.
If you're looking for a similar find, the perfect thrift store candidate would be long, wool, pencil skirts, any size, actually, the bigger the better since you want some leftover material to make the bow.