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January 7th, 2010 · Print Print

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You know what’s particularly cool about this outfit?

No, not the awesome fringe bag that’s trendy and classic at the same time.

No, not the phenomenal wedges that make me insanely tall — and yet still able to walk.

Actually, it’s that zebra print skirt.  Because you know what?  I made it.

Yes, you heard correctly.  After one too many episodes of Project Runway, I figured I would try my hand at making something on my own.  And after several long hours trying to thread a brand-new sewing machine, I tried making a miniskirt.

Actually, first I tried several other things, and none of them were really wear-able when I was done with them.  But the miniskirt was the charm — for a total beginner, I think this one is a good start!

Sugarlaws skirt, J. Crew sweater, Zara tank, Wolford tights, Elizabeth and James wedges, Charlie My Love fringe bag.

jungle inspirations from sugarlaws

zebra skirt and fringe bag from sugarlaws

jungle inspiration from sugarlaws


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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kristen // Jan 8, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Love it.  What pattern did you use for the skirt?

  • 2 katy // Jan 8, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I didn’t use one — just measured and cut accordingly!  It doesn’t fit perfectly (not a huge surprise) — I’ll probably get a dress form if I want to do anything more complicated than a straight skirt!

  • 3 Katherine // Jan 8, 2010 at 8:18 am

    you also look totally adorable in those photos!

  • 4 Rosa Rassi // Jan 8, 2010 at 8:37 am

    You look so cute!  I am an experienced sewer but I have not made a single thing in more that a year.  You have inspired me to sew over the weekend ( animal print, of course!).

  • 5 Jessica R. // Jan 9, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Katy you are my inspiration — you are a domestic goddess in addition to being a style goddess!  You have to teach me next time you get stranded in Chicago on a layover.  ;-)

  • 6 Susan B // Jan 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Great start!! Sewing can be very therapeutic, I make pillows, tablecloths, etc and sell them. Watch out though, fabric can be addictive!!

  • 7 Elise // Feb 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Love that fringe bag!  (and of course the zebra skirt)

  • 8 Beth // Mar 18, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Love that skirt! What persuasion of fabric did you use? Does it have a nice hand as well? It’s the perfect length!

  • 9 admin // Mar 19, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Hey!  The fabric is from Mood — http://www.moodfabrics.com/ — I went to the store in the garment district in NYC.  It’s probably not the best fabric to the touch, but it was only $10 a yard, and I wanted something that didn’t break the bank!  My next project is a better fabric — Pucci print jersey! :-)

  • 10 Samantha // Mar 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Ive never really like animal prints, but with the right stuff to go with it, it would look awesome. Thats exactly what you did,good gob!! XD

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