DIY ON THE RUNWAY – FISHTAIL SKIRTS AT JASON WU SS12

Fishtail or ‘high-low’ skirts have been cropping up everywhere recently, and what’s not to love about this sexy take on the maxi/midi skirt? A number of different ‘ mini at the front, maxi at the back’ styles came down the runway at the recent Jason Wu SS12 show, and they struck me as being extremely easy to make.  These images were the inspiration behind a DIYproject that I’ll be showing you later on this week, so stay tuned.

How amazing is the poofy tiered pink skirt that looks like a wedding cake?
Images: Style.com

DIY JASON WU INSPIRED LACE EMBELLISHED SWEATSHIRT

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I fell in love at first sight with the Jason Wu AW11 collection. Gorgeous tailoring, velvet bow ties and thigh high splits were topped off with one stand out piece for me – a lace embellished sweatshirt. Inspired by this gorgeous collection, I recently embellished an Asos Lightweight Sweatshirt with some scalloped lace to wear to the Asos Tea Party. You may remember I did something similar to a pair of J Brand Jeans a while ago.
The project was really quite simple – I just pinned some scalloped lace along the shoulder seam and down the side of the sweatshirt and then carefully handstitched with black thread all the way around.
Update: In response to a question from a reader, in the corner where the lace does a sharp turn, I cut it and then layered the bottom piece underneath.
And voila! It’s such a simple way to update a basic piece.
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DIY INSPIRATION | SASS & BIDE MAXI SKIRT

One of my friends was wearing this amazing Sass & Bide skirt at a wedding recovery I went to when I was in Aus. From the current AW11 collection, it has the coolest orange and pink spray dye pattern and thigh high splits on both sides. I’m pretty sure the recent SS12 show also had this style of skirt in a navy and white splotched pattern. Thigh high split maxis are simple to make so you can look forward to seeing a tutorial here shortly. Perfect with leggings and a belted knit for winter.

Edit: A wedding recovery is where you meet up with everyone the day after the wedding to carry on partying. Rarely do (Australian) couples leave for their honeymoon the night of the wedding anymore so they usually attend too. Usually there is lots of drinking involved, with perhaps a few outdoor activities like lawn bowls thrown in.

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How good does it look blowing in the breeze?

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