Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Spring Skirt and Sweater

Hello Readers. What are you sewing/crafting/working on today? I am usually working on a few things at once. I am so good at starting projects, it is the finishing of the projects that is more difficult. I get some ideas and decide to do everything at once, but it isn't always easy to complete all the projects at once. I need to work on that.

I started today's project with this pretty pinkish shirt that I got from who knows where. It is a light gauzy cotton. The arm holes were a little too big so I never wore it. I decided to make it into a skirt. It is a bit longer in back, but that will give me enough length to cover my back end. I am fairly short so skirts are usually not too short on me but I want the caboose fully covered. (It's not super gigantic but I still want to keep it to myself, y'know?)

I cut across the shirt and removed the shoulder straps and all the armhole edges. There was no turning back now. You can see how the fabric is still gathered together where I cut it. I tried to keep that gathered look when I attached the elastic. 

Here was my plan. I was going to add elastic as the waistband. I didn't love the look of black elastic but I didn't have enough fabric to cover the elastic with a casing. It would have made the skirt too short. (I am trying to cover the caboose, remember?)
 I decided to try the striped elastic. It is a little cuter. (My only other option was plain white but that just looks like cheap men's underwear.)

I also had this light weight sweater. (Thanks SJ!) I liked the color and originally thought it would make a great looking dress with the skirt under it. I chickened out about attaching the skirt to the sweater because the fabrics were both so thin. I was afraid it would pucker and get all wonky. Better safe than sorry.

So a skirt and separate sweater it is. I can always wear them with different things if I want. The sweater was really nice on this chilly Spring morning. 

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


  1. Love the tone on tone! I also love the subtle contrast of the matching leather belt and shoes. It's a good idea to consider outfit possibilities of individual items in the refash stash, as you have done recently. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    2. Thanks so much for your comment. I really appreciate it.