Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Marimekko Maxi

I've been in a bit of a sewing slump lately so it was nice to successfully bang out this skirt today.  It started life as a pair of Marimekko pillow cases I picked up yesterday at the thrift store for $3.00.

I like strong rich colors but not necessarily bright colors.  As a result my wardrobe can start to get a bit dark. I've been looking for a skirt to help liven things up.  This fit the bill and it's made of super soft cotton to boot!  

And look! I just happen to have a stack of bakelite bangles that are a perfect match.  

I'm thinking that rather then trying to create daily (ish) outfit posts, I might instead post a picture of my wrist each day. Then you can just extrapolate the outfit from there.

And since the maxi and the bangles are 60's-ish I'm going to link up with Spy Girl's 52 Pick-me-up.


  1. Wow, that's an amazing bit of refashioning! What lovely colours,and yes, the bangles match beautifully! Daily outfit posts are too much for me, if I do 3 posts a week, I'm happy. xxx

  2. Absolutely fantastic, beautiful colours and gorgeous bangles.
    I can't do daily posts, I did when I started but that was when my blog roll was tiny. These days by the time I've caught up on commenting, like Curtise, its two or three posts a week! xxx

  3. Great use of some pretty pillowcases! So clever! Thanks for linking up.

  4. Ha, ha, I like the idea of extrapolating your outfit from your bangles. But if you're not into matchy-matchy, we're lost!

    What a fantastic idea using pillowcases - no hemming needed. And they make a fantastic skirt!

  5. Hi there! I have just blog hopped from Curtise at Sopastcaring, I adore your blog! your outfit is gorgeous, the skirt vibrant and so pretty - good luck with daily posts too, I manage about 2 a week! x x x

  6. Hi there! I have just blog hopped over from Curtise (sopastcaring), I adore your blog, it's brilliant and have followed immediately! I adore your outfit, the skirt and bangles are wonderfully rich and delicious! x x x