You can blend in in the country
you can stand out in the fashion world
being invisible to a white tail and irresistible to a redneck girl

~Camouflage, Brad Paisley

 I never ever ever thought I would ever sew a camouflage print skirt. Ever. They’re just so…. well, I’m not sure. But I didn’t think it was my style. I could see one of my sisters maybe wearing one someday, but not by my doing. First time I saw a picture of one I was kinda taken aback at the utter homeschool-er-y-ness of it.

But then my gorgeous friend Kaliste showed up at our door with her curly long brown hair one day wearing a floor-length heavy knit camouflage print skirt with I think a dark denim cap sleeved button-up shirt and black jeweled flip flops. The look was just so hearty and feminine. My previous opinions of the style flew out the door and I’ve loved long camo skirts ever since.

 Yesterday, my sister and I heard Brad Paisley’s song, Camouflage on the radio and about died laughing. It’s kind of an awesome song. πŸ˜›

I asked Penny to the prom and her mom knew how to sew
so she made a matching tux and gown from Duckline Mossy Oak
We took pictures in the backyard before we went to the dance
And the only thing you can see is our faces and our hands

Camouflage, Camouflage

Camouflage you seen have seen the way it popped with her corsage
Camouflage, Camouflage, ain’t nothing that doesn’t go with Camouflage

 Brilliant, I tell you. I’ve been dying to sew something for a while, and I finally got the time last night and this morning. [I’ve been in the process of stripping and re-staining the entire outside of our log home this last month and a half. Quite a project!]

My friend Laura, one of the “pioneers” of the camo-skirt movement ;), gave me some thick camo fabric about a year ago. It was in odd shaped pieces and the grain of the long pieces was the wrong way to make a simple long skirt, so I had to piece this skirt together kinda strategically. Guess what pattern I used, though? πŸ˜‰

 There are actually nine different pieces on this skirt, all with flat-felled seams. But you can hardly tell because of the camo design! Kind of awesome. 4 back gores that are 24″ long, and then two flounces that are 12″ long form the back. (Yes, my legs are only a yard long. πŸ˜› Although I wish I had made it about 1.5″ longer…) The front is one big piece with two 4″ gores on either side. Side zipper. For those who care, it’s Realtree brand. πŸ˜›

 (You can kind of tell from this picture where the seams are. My 4 year old sister took these pictures for me. :D)

Figured I needed a country-girl shot on our beat up truck. πŸ˜€

Top-stitching. πŸ™‚

 It’s really comfortable and I can guarantee won’t show stains. πŸ˜› Laura also gave me some polyester soft flannel-type camo stuff that used to be curtains I might just make another skirt or two out of… πŸ˜€

Hope I’ll be back to posting more now that this house project is almost complete…. πŸ˜€ What have y’all been up to while I’ve been busy?

P.S. I now have 200 followers!! Y’all are awesome. I remember getting SO excited the day I got 30 followers. Thanks for reading! 

17 thoughts on “|~Camouflage Skirt”

  1. LOL! Oh my! Olivia, this is brilliant! Love, love, love your camo skirt! : D
    Love your blog too. I've been reading all your posts and you've given me tons of inspiration!

    Blessings,
    Allison

  2. When I was reading this I kept thinking of the type of "camo" that 12-year-old boys wear… the mish-mash of puke-y colors and I was thinking, "Oh no… please don't…" (Even though you know I really don't know much about fashion…) This was something you'd never see which is why I want to give you the biggest high five ever for sheer origionality. This was paired really well and looks so cute on you, Livvy! I likee! And thank you for not ripping apart the pants of a twelve year old.

    I've been writing to you.

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  3. Cute! I really like how you made it look stylish! Oh, and how did you style your hair in the photos? It looks so pretty, and I would love to do my hair like that!

    ~Miriam

  4. Thanks, y'all!
    Miriam, my hair is just easily french-braided around the side of my head and put in a low ponytail. Today my hair was wet when I did this 'do, but yesterday I did it with dry hair with the same result. πŸ™‚

  5. *laughing*

    I seriously never would have thought I'd ever see a post like this on your blog. The only reason you didn't see my camo skirt any sooner was because I figured you wouldn't like it…I never really considered it very fashionable. πŸ™‚

    But I'm glad I changed your mind! You pull it off quite well. πŸ™‚

  6. I had the idea to make a camo skirt a while ago but I kind of put it aside because I thought I was crazy for even thinking that! I may have to try this! I wonder how it would look with the digital, graphic type camo? That is such an awesome song!!!!!!!!!!!
    Katie

  7. Very nifty. Have you included utility pockets, too? You just might be on to a something… well, really useful and practical,and with the added benefit of appeal to compliment feminine taste.

    Again, very nifty, props!

  8. I have been thinking about making myself one of these for a while now, but wanted cute and camo to be used in the same sentence, and didn't see how until now πŸ™‚ My idea is to make a tiered jean skirt (where you use the top of a pair of jeans) and put tiers of camo knit. Thanks for the inspiration!
    P.S. if you ever need a good place to get camo knit, there is a seller on ebay that sells the Mossy Oak and RealTree knits for only $3.49 a yard. I have ordered several times from her. Here is the link if you're interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hunters-CAMO-cotton-knit-fabric-12-Popular-Patterns-/200617929775?pt=US_Fabric&var=&hash=item746b7cdfe8#ht_872wt_1039

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