Friday, January 6, 2012

Clad in Plaid


One of my goals for this winter break was to be more crafty and do more DIY projects since I knew I'd have a ton of time on my hands. Now, as break is winding down, I'm kind of going into hyper craft mode. I originally wanted to make a skirt out of this plaid fabric I bought, but then I cut the fabric wrong because I apparently can't measure things. Instead of wasting it, I turned it into some cute little cat elbow patches for this sweater. Though, I'm no hand sewing expert, so please pardon the devil-may-care attitude of the stitches. I did just get some new fabric though, and am going to try to make another skirt in the next few days. I've also been doing some embroidery work since my mom found a bag full of all of her old sewing/crocheting/embroidering materials. Maybe I should just retire from school and become a professional mediocre crafter?

Pinafore, tights: Asos, Plaid shirt: JCPenney, Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft + DIY, Boots: Lucky Brand






Until tomorrow,


  1. Marisa, Shades of MonetJanuary 6, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Melt my heart adorable Nicole!! I've been dying to do more DIY stuff like that too in this new year but my lack of patience always gets the best of me in projects like that...anyhow that was a brilliant save on your behalf turning the misscut skirt into elbow patches. Now don't you know I really want to run out & do the same thing:)

  2. I really want to layer a sweater/shirt like you did in this post! I want to do more DIY stuff, too. I LOVE your elbow patches! i need to learn how to do that:)

  3. Cat Elbow patches sadjkfhsjg fasf oh my goodness that is one of the most adorable things I have ever seen. Best DIY ever, my friend. Better than a skirt, totally. ;) You look so looovely! The color of your tights goes so well with that skirt, and that pocketwatch necklace is too cute.

  4. i'm in school and trying to be a ~professional mediocre crafter~. so you should join me!

  5. I've never commented before, so, uhh, hi? :) Anyway, I always want to be more crafty but never manage to actually follow through, so kudos to you! Those elbow patches are just adorable!

  6. You look lovely and your DIY project is genius!

    Marja <3

  7. Those elbow patches are the cutest things ever! :D

  8. Awww I think I'll steal your DIY project ASAP!! It's too cute for words ;) and you look adorable, that skirt looks amazing on you.
    Life is a romantic poem

  9. That's a cute idea, and I really like that tartan fabric too.

    Emily x

  10. Haha, mediocre nothing. That's such a cute DIY! Oh, I also wanted to ask you a question for your video about me... what are your top five reading recommendations (please some prose as well as poetry... and thanks to you I already read Slaughterhouse 5 on my 11 hour layover going home for Christmas) ; D

  11. oh i love your skirt it is adorable!!! and that DIY sweater is so cute i need to try something like that!!

  12. you're probably a better crafter than me! i always WANT to do crafts but am too lazy to. what's wrong with me??

    I LOVE those elbow patches! you're a doll.

  13. Jasmine, Transient WithdrawalJanuary 8, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    I love this outfit Nicole! Are you sure you're in a rut too? :P

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the cat elbow patches! <3 I cannot wait to see the skirt that you make! I wanted to get into DIYs too a while ago but I just never have enough time :(

  14. LOVE the elbow patches :D

    Hey, this is Lea, from Pretty Prudent, by the way. Sort of migrated over to a new blog—which is more design-y and more related to my major. I'm trying to get back into the blogging habit. So crazy! I seriously just posted about embroidery. How odd.

    The monochtomatic-ness of this outfit is awesome.

  15. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityJanuary 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Your cat elbow patches are purr-fect! I can't believe no one else commented with that, hehe. I'm eager to try my own hand at some. Thank you for the inspiration!

  16. I love your mustard leggings!


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