re fashioned skirt

8:45 pm

re fashioned skirt, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

After finishing off some custom orders today I decided to squeeze in a quickie project. I bought this dress at the antique textile fair in Manchester last weekend. The dress only cost £5,it was way too small for me,but the fabric was pretty and there was lots of it .
All I did to make the skirt was cut a chunk out of the middle of the dress roughly the size to fit my waist and to come just below my knees.
I had initially planned to unpick a seam and add a zip and waistband,but lazyness and lack of time (dinner was nearly ready) won out and I simply added some navy fold over elastic to the waist,stretching slightly as I sewed.This means the skirt sits below my natural waist and just above my hips.
I then added some jumbo red ric rac to the hem,and using some scraps made some patch pockets also trimmed with the ric rac and two of the great vintage buttons also bought at the fair.
A super fast but very satisfying project...except now I need a red cardy to go with it!

An action shot,not a great one,but it's all I could manage with the self timer.


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  1. Hi I read your blog all the time :) I keep it in my favs :) You always make me want to use my sewing machine - but I never do!! I will one of these days.....

    I passed you on the street the other day and almost said hello but then realised you might think I was a nutter!!

    My blog is here if you want a read

    ps I took your freecycled ikea bed - that is how I came across your blog :)

  2. LOL, you should say hello next time you see me!


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