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Tennis | Raylene Harvey

I’ve been noticing the tennis skirt across the fashion bloggersphere and I’ve always wanted to try out pleats. So, I decided to challenge myself by making myself one!

It wasn’t easy, let me tell you that. I had to be strict with the measurements – I had to make sure it would fit snugly around my waist while at the same time have each pleat be evenly distributed. I also had to ensure I had enough seam allowance on the sides and zipper area. Truth be told, I didn’t get it right the first time, but I kept altering it until it fit me perfectly.

Tennis | Raylene Harvey

Tennis Skirt – Made By Me // Croptop & Denim Jacket – Jay Jays // Sneakers – Converse

Nonetheless, I quite enjoyed working with non-stretchy fabric. It’s definitely more challenging for a beginner because fit is key. You don’t have the luxury of stretch fabrics that has leeway. I decided to do a sporty vibe for this look and I couldn’t resist but to pair my skirt with my white Converse sneakers. In an upcoming post I’m going to show you how I would style my tennis skirt when attending an evening event. I just love this skirt, and I’m going to make one in denim and in black too. Just like shoes, a girl just cannot have enough skirts!

Tennis | Raylene Harvey

Photo Credit: Ricardo Harvey

I was interviewed on #HashtagRadio yesterday about my blog, and whilst chatting to the presenter, Riana Brink, I realized that I’ve come a long way from where I used to be! By blogging “publicly” I have opened myself up to a whole other world. I’m consciously putting myself out there, holding myself accountable for all the actions I take each day as I work toward achieving my goals. No matter what I do, I always stay true to myself. I don’t need to search on the outside for answers because deep down, I already know the answers.

“As long as you follow your heart, and you are doing whatever you are doing for you, you will never have to search on the outside for true happiness because it lies within you.”

Raylene Harvey

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