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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DIY/DIM Printed sheer long vest

Hello everyone. 

Today's new DIY is a printed and sheer long vest. A few months back while I was watching an episode of Style and the city,  I noticed the then host Shibani Dandekar was rocking a two piece printed set made of pants and a vest with a sheer skirt. I fell in love with the design and decided to reproduce it. I looked for a picture of it everywhere on the Internet with no success at all. But that did not stop me.

Scarf -  gift from Ethiopia 
Glasses -  M. G. Road
Necklace  and bangle-  bought at Women Entrepreneur fair
Shirt -  Thrifted
Vest -  did it myself
Pants -  M. G. Road 
Shoes -  bought at Fidak fair in Dakar 

For this DIY I used a printed eyelet wrap around skirt my mother in law gave me years ago. Since she is saying that the style is too outdated, I decided to refashion it into a more modern but also practical piece. The vest was easy to make. I did not use any tutorial at all. I just made the top part using older dresses as sample. The sheer skirt was a left over fabric that I just cut lengthwise and gathered to match the width of the top. Then I attached both parts and voila. I am thinking of adding a button at the waist just so I could close the vest. The original design had a zipper and truth be told I wanted to add the zipper. But I chickened out : zipper really do scare me. Maybe one day I will tackle them. But not today.

So what do you think?  Do you like my new vest?  I am really looking forward to wear it out with jeans and tees.  Here I style it in a more over the top way with the turban and accessories but the plan is to let the vest shine with simpler clothes.

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