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 Since she is saying that the style is too outdated, I decided to refashion it into a more modern but also practical piece.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.