Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We both have new skirts!

Liv and I both have new skirts! Hers is the one I made earlier this week out of the striped quilted cotton.

And the action shots.

Mine is refashioned from an UGLY wool dress my mother gave me. Check the before pics:

It's a lined dress and it has a zipper that goes all the way up the back. I realized I could keep the zipper if I unzipped it before cutting across it at the waist. That way, the zipper pull would be down at the bottom.

When I cut across the dress at the waist, I ended up with an outer skirt and a lining that were joined at the zipper. I took the edges in on both of them, flaring from the waist out to the full width at the bottom to create an A-line shape.

I finished the waist off with bias tape. I extended the bias tape across the zipper to create a stop for the zipper pull.

And now, the results of the refashion:

It was just me and the little girl this afternoon, so she got to use mommy's big camera. Hence the funny faces - apparently my poses were "boring".



ElegantSnobbery said...

WOW!! I can not believe you refashioned that dress into such a CUTE skirt!! And haha, love the faces!

Denise Felton said...

Oh, HELL yes!! You are a freakin goddess. The fit and style of the dress-to-skirt are perfect for you. Why isn't there a Project Runway for refashioners?