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« on: May 02, 2006 05:08:00 PM »

Hey everyone.

So, I just got my first real job in which I actually have to attire myself nicely, which starts in mid-June.

The problem?  I am, at heart, a jeans and tshirts girl.  If I have skirts, they're almost all minis, and I can't wear those to work!  I would really like to avoid spending a lot of money to get a wearable work wardrobe.

My dress code is basically medium or long skirts or nice pants (nice capris should also be okay, I believe) for the bottom, and dressy shirts or polos for the top.

I have tons of fabric that I got from a gal off of craigslist for free, but the thing I don't really have is TIME!  School is going to be a fulltime job for me right up until the time my summer job starts, so if I'm going to make myslef some clothes, they need to be EASY stuff!

Do people have some suggestions for me?  They'd be really appreciated.

I have a pretty good source of a lot of polo shirts that I will probably resize to flatter me more (they're kinda big, from an old boyfriend or from my dad's work), so I'm a big more worried about the bottom right now, and ideally I'd like to have more skirts because it is HOT in the summer here.

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006 05:15:31 PM »

a nice black, or nice patterned tiered circle skirt would be nice.

make make some nice tanks or something?

i am a jeans and tee shirt gal too.
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006 07:19:58 PM »

I would definately go for skirts - they are generally quick and easy to make (many can be cut and sewn in just a couple of hours).  If you want super fast and easy, go for skirts that have an elastic waistband.

You might want to check out Joann's, Hancock Fabrics (or maybe even Hobby Lobby on a few occasions) for $1.00 pattern sales.

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