I'm all about thrifty ways to do and get stuff! Lately I've been
frustrated with my tired wardrobe - so I decided I would try
to actually make something (it's been years!)
I had a simple skirt in my closet (the plum piece on the left below)
I used as a pattern. But first - I needed some fabric.
These were my 'on hand' viable options. I loved that brown daisy
dotted swiss - but decided against it in case I messed up.
The red teeny check fabric is actually vintage curtain panels -
so I had some ripping to do to get enough fabric.
Isn't it adorable?
Essentially - I just laid the skirt onto the fabric and cut it a
little larger on each side. Just 2 side seams folks!
I did this times 2 - because I added a lining.
(Out of old solid cream curtains I found for almost nothing!)
I wanted to mimic the drawstring waist of the original skirt. To form the ties -
I just eyeballed it and folded the fabric onto itself to cut a straight line...
My original skirt was long with a plain hem.
I chose a slightly shorter version and added a ruffle.
The great thing about sewing? You choose your own length - love that!
This would be me - slightly graying hair and all.
I love how green it is outside right now - we've had lots of
gentle spring rains. I'm gonna love this skirt.
And who knows? I might do me some more sewing!
Linking to Transformation Thursday