I wish I had some sewing to report, but the best I can do today is encourage everyone to check out this link!
Hm; I can't link to the individual post. You'll have to scroll down to You can't buy Style but maybe you can make it
Read it carefully and you'll see that Scott (the Sartorialist) made that skirt his daughter is wearing in the last photo!
Scott is a photographer. A very good photographer; I love looking at his photos for inspiration (and sometimes amusement). Someone mentioned in the comments that Scott had posted a bit about sewing when he was young...but Scott does not, as a rule, sew.
But he made his daughter's skirt.
There were some comments that mentioned he perhaps didn't use the best techniques, and he probably didn't...but his daughter was involved in the process of making the skirt and loves it; it'll easily hold together until she outgrows it, and, wow, what a memory she's got!
And how beautifully Scott demonstrated that one does NOT have to have advanced sewing skills to make fashion (But a perusal of what is offered in RTW should convince anyone of that...). As a home sewing enthusiast, that makes me want to stand up and cheer.
Go forth and sew something!
(now to follow my own injunction... ;) )