shock tactics

Top: Country Road | Skirt: DIY
Ta da! New skirt! That came at a total cost of $1.50. Does it get any better than that? Don’t be fooled though, most of the credit should go to my mum on this one. After cutting and joining the all the pieces of material together, I became stumped on how to join the material/lining/elastic together AND get the right kind of shaped skirt. All while dealing with excruciatingly slippery material (I had enough trouble trying to cut straight, I doubt I would have been able to sew in straight lines). Feeling quite inept, I took it to mum. Needless to say, she is much more talented than I when it comes to these things and kindly obliged to help me out (thanks mum). Anyway, this is my take on the whole orange/blush combination look, a la Lover. I really like how the orange adds a shock of colour to the outfit and offsets the mass pastel-ness of the skirt. Even if I do end up looking like a giant sherbet lollipop.

49 Comments

  1. Athena. September 12, 2010

    I love it! The palette is just perfect for Spring; I am so overjoyed at the thought of wearing brighter colours and skirts :')
    xxx

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  2. samantha. September 12, 2010

    love the contrast! good job sewing :)!

    xo
    sami

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  3. Blackswan September 12, 2010

    oh well done on the skirt! it looks great – aren't mums the best?!! surprisingly enough my dad is a better sewer than my mum, so i'd probably gone to him to save the day! hehe the tangerine colour certainly pops

    not too sure whether you or I misread, but the store is located in Bondi Junction Westfields.

    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

    x Your Only Blackswan

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  4. Blackswan September 12, 2010

    just keep a look out for anything shiny! hehe good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Meggstatus September 12, 2010

    Oh my god, I love this. The color combination you whipped up is so unexpected but works like a dream.

    LOVELOVE

    Megg

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  6. Lulu September 12, 2010

    ah SUPER AWESOME! this outfit makes me smile =] it's so very cheerful and happy

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  7. blivbook September 12, 2010

    no way! good deal for the skirt, yet its the effort in making it, which made it wow!

    cheers, B & Liv
    http://www.blivbook.blogspot.com
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  8. ยถ Michelle September 12, 2010

    this is pure love, the colors mix so well together and it looks gorgeous! I think diy's are what puts the outfit together, dearly wish I could do my own diy's, maybe soon ๐Ÿ™‚ you're an inspiration dear.

    x

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  9. ching September 12, 2010

    i adore the colors!

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  10. Sharon September 12, 2010

    Fantastic colours, the tangerine looks so amazing with the pink!

    sharon xx

    http://sundayschooltime.blogspot.com/

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  11. muchlove September 12, 2010

    I love the colour combo!

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  12. Hannah September 12, 2010

    Lurve the colours together! I don't even own orange, so I would have never put them together (but they look good on you with the darker skin/hair). And the shape is nice too ๐Ÿ™‚
    I want to make my ball dress next year, but I'm a bit nervous about using satin :/

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  13. Emma September 12, 2010

    Sherbert lollypop, ha. I never really mix colours like that together, but maybe now I'll give it a go. Great work ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  14. Vicky September 12, 2010

    Really love this. And I love how mums will always help out in a tricky situation x

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  15. LUU H. September 12, 2010

    wow, so cheap ! it turn out great skirt and you look great in it too !

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  16. Mani September 12, 2010

    Well.. I do like sherbet lollipops! The skirt looks good ๐Ÿ˜€

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  17. head over heels September 12, 2010

    i wouldn't of thought this would work but the colours together are gorgeous!
    I just found your blog, i'll be following now ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  18. Kate Bickmore September 12, 2010

    have to try this color-combo ASAP!

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  19. Tilly September 12, 2010

    It's so pretty! The colour looks beautiful against your skin tone!

    Uhh slippy material is the worst! I had to run to my grandma when I couldn't sew with this satin-like material after adamantly saying I could sew with it and ignoring her advice ha ha!

    The pink and the orange go so well together! I would never have thought of putting them like you have! I may have to try it now he he ๐Ÿ˜‰ xxx

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  20. notjustmedical September 12, 2010

    Amazing work Soph! (even if your mum helped) The skirt looks beautiful and I love the shock of orange with it.

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  21. Rebecca September 12, 2010

    I love it it's the sort of thing you can just through on with anything but it could still look great. Love the orange with it it's perfect! xx

    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  22. elle September 12, 2010

    This looks wonderful! Awesome sewing skills — mothers are the best! I wish I have the same talent with the thread as you guys have. The color combo is so bright and cheery — this definitely works in my book ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Charlotte. September 12, 2010

    lovely, just lovely.
    my mother always fixes my sewing mishaps too :')

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  24. Niki September 12, 2010

    Oh so pretty! I wish I had your skillz. You look fabulous! x

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  25. Barbara September 12, 2010

    oh so pretty!! i love the color so much!

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  26. Wendy September 12, 2010

    Loving your last few posts! And the color of this diy skirt is lovely!

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  27. Krimly September 12, 2010

    the colour of the skirt is so lovely!

    mycherrygum.com

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  28. rebecca September 13, 2010

    good job i like sherbet lollipops (: i love this!!

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  29. dblchin (double chin) September 13, 2010

    $1.50? R U KIDDING ME??? It looks like a issey miyake inspired dress!

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  30. lovin the color combo here!
    great job with the skirt!

    believe it or not but my dad does the sewing in our house..so any clothing alterations we need, we go to him!hehe.

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  31. Laetitiaยดs Comptoir September 13, 2010

    I love it! love the contrast!

    xoxoxox

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  32. Eilish September 13, 2010

    LOVE the skirt. super pretty !

    http://faialofa.blogspot.com

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  33. joninel September 13, 2010

    really nice skirt ๐Ÿ™‚ that looks good on you!

    adorable!!

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  34. Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark September 13, 2010

    you don't look at all like a sherbet lollipop! those colors together look amazing, I love how simple but interesting this is all at once.

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  35. YoQueSe September 13, 2010

    Nice top!!! Love that frizzy orange, stunning

    ๐Ÿ˜€

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  36. Francheska September 13, 2010

    First of all I LOVE the combination of orange and pink! looks beautiful. and second:Super creative of you ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  37. Nรฉhรฉmie September 13, 2010

    Love that outfit. Love that dress. You did a good job with your DIY-Project ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm seeing your blog for the first time but I'm impressed ๐Ÿ˜€ I really like it ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess you have a new reader ๐Ÿ˜€

    http://www.sextapeandcigarettes.blogspot.com

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  38. APieceOfCrap September 13, 2010

    I really like the red colour! nice!

    http://www.apieceofcrapdepartment.blogspot.com

    best regards from Sweden ๐Ÿ™‚
    /MALIN

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  39. Charlene September 13, 2010

    Those colours together look lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

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  40. thenextarrow September 13, 2010

    love it! such a great color.

    xo Alison

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  41. Call Us Mesdemoiselles September 13, 2010

    love your skirt! cool DIY!

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  42. Kate Maggie September 14, 2010

    I saw a long skirt on a girl this morning very similiar to this and I was like "Ah, I digg it!" but now that I see it on you, im like Wow! I really digg it!! It looks so good on you, good job! That top is great too. Hope you're well. x

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  43. The Backseat Stylers September 14, 2010

    $1.50! WOW. I need to work on my non-existent DIY skills.

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  44. sami September 14, 2010

    nice posting….
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  45. SAVING BETTY September 14, 2010

    amazing outfit , amazing colours and amazing price <3

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  46. DREAMY September 14, 2010

    mmm beautiful.

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  47. Pitu September 15, 2010

    great great blog!!!!xoxo from spain
    http:/myfavoritefashionbook.wordpress.com

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  48. Bijou's Style September 21, 2010

    I love the color combo!

    Im gonna try it ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx

    http://www.bijousstyle.com

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  49. AleenaB September 27, 2010

    Loving this relaxed look for the warmer months, still so elegant though ๐Ÿ™‚
    nice job!

    lenslooks.blogspot.com/

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