You know you've done something right when you're skirt is full of pom poms

wpid-pict_20150414_164012.jpg Guess what I did last night? I hit the sewing machine and made a skirt! This particular skirt is unique because its filled with free floating pom poms.

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I must admit, the idea wasn't entirely original (not that any idea is ever fully original). I was thrifting with my friend Miranda in Hamilton, and we passed a family with a tiny child. This tiny child was wearing a tulle skirt filled with pom poms, and I thought it was the cutest thing ever, so I made my own.

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It was surprisingly easy to make. The skirt is 3 layers. The inner layer is an opaque mint green cotton, the middle layer is just a layer of plain stretch net, and the outer layer is the "pom pom pocket" I didn't actually use a tutorial, but if you're interested in making you're own this is a pretty solid explanation.

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Just in case you are interested in making your own, here are some notes:

If you want a full circle skirt, make your tulle "pom pom pocket" (and your middle tulle layer) double your waist measurement x pi long.

Make sure you have plenty of pom poms. There are probably about 200 pom poms in my skirt. I wish I'd used more. (I will use more next time)

If you want the tulle to be drapey as opposed to stiff, either use bridal tulle, or stretch netting. (I opted for stretch netting as it's slightly more drapey than bridal tulle)

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I'm on a real mint green/blue/everything pastel kick at the moment. I think it's probably got something to do with the blogs I read and the instagrams I follow. Everyone's wearing pastels at the moment and I love it!

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