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Friday, November 11, 2011

11.11.11. - Military Inspired Maxi Skirt - Simplicity 2401

 It used to be that not a day would go by that I didn't think about some aspect of my military service, then it was weeks, now it's months. Eventually years I would imagine. An experience I'll always remember either way.   

This is the skirt portion of the Simplicity 2401 dress. The jumpsuit, which can be seen here, was made a while ago.  My original plan was to make a dress out of this fabric when I purchased it from JoAnn's this past summer but I opted for a maxi skirt instead.  I simply drafted a waistband and inserted an invisible zipper.
This is a matte jersey knit.  Real stretchy.  Very comfortable to wear but not my most favorite fabric to work with.  Very shifty.....that's SHIFTY - lol. 
T'was VERY cold today!  I can tell you that I will probably get more wear out of this skirt in the warmer months paired with sandals and a tank top.  In addition the sweater vest and my husband's shirt and jacket, I have on a sweater turtleneck, leggings and boots!!!!  Burrrrrrrr!!!!!

Life is good and God is GREAT!!!!! Be Blessed!


  1. Happy Veterans Day and Thank you for your service. Cute outfit and so preppy chic.

  2. Great outfit! I need that fabric! It's been almost 10 years since I got out the Army, but it's still fresh in my mind. I didn't think so at the time (and shortly after), but it has had a very positive impact on my life, I wouldn't be same. I never had to serve in a war, but my thoughts are constantly with those who are and have.

  3. Great celebration outfit in honor of our troops who keep our country safe. Happy Continued Veterans Day!

  4. Did I make a dress out of that fabric over the summer? Love it!

  5. Such sleek and stylish ensembles! A big thank you for serving our country. I have always had a lot of respect and admiration for our ladies and gentlemen who served in our military -my father was in the U.S. Navy for many years. I have noticed for severals years in my school district how overlooked this day of remembrance is.


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