Monday, October 6, 2008

Wardrobe Refashion part 2

I know, you're wondering where's part 1? Part 1 is a brown dress out of an op-shopped sheet that I started yesterday and got a bit flummoxed by the collar and lining of, let alone the help from the cat (pics to come)...so I thought I'd start by showing you my successful Wardrobe Refashion attempt.
Two op-shopped pillowcases (sorry Kirst! As I was cutting I thought of you and wondered if you'd be upset by me hacking into them!), a BASIC pattern, some Kutie goodness, and et voila! - a skirtaloon! (As HP and I call them.)

I used a very easy Butterick 3134 pattern: View B (and because I'm a dunderhead, I've left the pattern at home so I've grabbed the pic off their site - it's the second from the left), and made it even easier by not putting on the waistband or putting in a zip. Yes, I used Gemma's super-fantastic fold over elastic!

Cutting up sheet in progress:

My skirt has an extra seam down the middle panel, as it was supposed to be cut on the fold, but the pillowcases didn't have enough room, so I used the side pillowcase seam as the centre skirt seam.


I would be wearing it right now, but it's pouring rain out there, and rather freezing, so skirt will have to wait for a nice day.

10 comments:

Tamara said...

Hi Steph, I love your blog!...I need to spend more time and have a good read....thanks for playing 'sunday stash'...can't wait to get a peek at yours:)

CurlyPops said...

Oh wow..that's so pretty. What a fab little skirt for Spring, and masterful use of a pillowcase my dear!

Jodie said...

That skirt is great ! Love the pillowcase refashion.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Fantastic skirt. Love the fold-over elastic idea. I might dispense with all future waistbands and zippers!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Loving this skirt Steph!

THE ESSESS said...

Very nice skirt, Im a big fan of the pink and purple.. And elastic bands are great for days when you need to eat cupcakes!!

Linda said...

what a wonderful skirt! It looks fabulous!

Vegan and Vintage said...

Hooray for easy, pretty floral skirts! looks so good! xx

Louisa said...

I am so impressed by your sewing! I wish I could sew, I keep willing myself to learn but it never quite happens...thanks for stopping by at 'where the blog are you?' Hope you decide to join in the fun! Let me know if you do and if you'd like to be featured - i can be found at thebloggingaussie@blogspot.com cheers, Louisa

Kirsty said...

I wouldn't have been able to contain my scream if I'd seen you with those scissors! BUT it does look wonderful. Good on you for having the guts to make the chop.


Pic from Miss Retro Modern's fab collection here.

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