Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Design for Shabby Apple Submission #1

8/19 - UPDATE 
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This skirt made it into the top 15 designs for the 

You can go here to vote - PLEASE :)
Mine is #14




When I first learned about the Dare to Design (click the link to learn more) challenge by Shabby Apple I was intrigued but unsure if I wanted to take the time to put together a submission.  The more I thought about it the more I wanted to do it.  So here is what I came up with.




I wanted to make a pinstripe skirt but with more whimsy than usually found.  The skirt sits just slightly above your natural waistline and is fitted to the top of your hip.  The skirt is pleated and very full.  No woman wants to be without pockets for her cell phone, keys or lip gloss so this skirt has two large pockets that have been placed at a diagonal for comfortable access.  The pinstripe is vertical on the waist band, horizontal on the skirt, and vertical on the pockets.  The fabric is a black polyester pin stripe fabric.  It doesn't wrinkle and can be machine washed and dried - what more can a woman want.  I would love to see this skirt in other colors of pinstripe fabric as well.


The white blouse is an easy fitting top with a deep (but not too deep) V neck that has the same pleated detail as a designer mens tuxedo shirt. It can be worn tucked into a skirt or left out and belted with your favorite pair of jeans.  I have no patience for separates that only look good with one thing.  If I am going to buy separates I want it to mix and match with my entire wardrobe. This shirt fits the bill.  The shirt is made from white cotton fabric so it is nice and cool all year long.



It would be an honor to design for Shabby Apple so here goes nothing.  First step is to make it into the top 15 and then the voting begins.

39 comments:

  1. so pretty Eve! love it and your model rocks;)

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  2. I love it, I just got my first shabby apple dress in the mail today! I would love to see this one on their site, it looks great Eve!

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  3. I love it so much! If you don't win, then I'd totally want to buy this style directly from you.

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  4. Very cute! Love the pockets and pleats!

    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

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  5. This is the perfect skirt!!!! It looks comfortable, flattering, and cool! I love that you have the drop yoke waist (ok, I'm not sure if that's the right term but I love the waist regardless). And pockets? A resounding YES. Awesome.

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  6. This is such a cute skirt! I love the pinstriped fabric

    I would love if you would come share with my week long link party at The Crafty Blog Stalker! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-stalking-thursday-4.html

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  7. absolutely gorgeous. I will go over and vote for you. Thanks for sharing and linking up:>

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  8. I love your skirt...and anytime you add pockets I'm a fan!

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  9. So pretty! I love the design and the pockets are perfect!

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  10. I love the design and the pockets. It's like a vintage skirt with the utility of an apron. Good luck with the contest!

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  11. So adorable! Good luck and thanks for linking up at my Frivolous Friday Linky Party! Hope to see you again next week :)

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  12. I would absolutely love to wear that dress!

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  13. This is so cute! Good luck with the contest!
    Just wanted to hop over and say THANK YOU for linking up with the frog last week! We had a record breaking week; all because of you! Hope you will join us again tomorrow for the par-tay!
    HUGS~
    Jenni
    http://kissedbyafrogonline.com

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  14. It's beautiful. You did a great job! I love the shirt and shoes too.

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  15. You are so incredibly talented! I love this!

    I have a link party going on now, called Show & Share. I'd love to have you link this up!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-2.html

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  16. It is so flattering! Good luck with the contest!

    http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/

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  17. Absolutely love this skirt! Good luck with the contest! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  18. Super cute!! Great job and good luck with the contest!

    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party!

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  19. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your skirt as one of my favs on my blog post tomorrow (Frivolous Friday's)!!
    www.imprintalish.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. You are all so sweet!

    I have decided to giveaway one custom made Pinstripe Skirt with Pockets.

    Learn more at
    http://theorchardinbloom.blogspot.com/2011/08/pinstripe-skirt-giveaway.html

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  21. I voted! :) New to your blog (came over from A Glimpse Inside). LOVE LOVE LOVE this skirt!!!!!!

    Blessings,
    Heather

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  22. Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring this poject on my blog. Come grab a featured button. Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  23. Beautiful skirt! I love the design!
    :)Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com

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  24. I featured this on my {new} facebook page. Thanks for linking up.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lines-Across-My-Face/197428556982169
    Rachel

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  25. Just beautiful! I love the fullness of the skirt! I'm off to vote! Good luck. ;)

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  26. love the skirt- absolutely adorable! simple but very flattering! good luck

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  27. SO beautiful! I am so impressed!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love this skirt! It's darling! Good luck!
    wavesandwinks.blogspot.com

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  29. simply beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  30. This is by far the best thing I've seen browsing the craft link parties. Your design is impeccable - I adore this skirt!

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  31. SO is it possible to just buy a skirt like this directly from you!??!?! Seriously...I can send u measurements? :)

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  32. How can I get a pattern for this skirt??

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