August 13th 2013 archive

A Scrappy Skirt

Hey guys!  Remember this dress?

Remember moi?

Remember moi?

I refashioned the top part of this piece

A comfy & flowy top!

A comfy & flowy top!

…but what about that bottom scrap?

Hey!  Don't forget about me!!!

Hey! Don’t forget about me!!!

It’s a pretty big scrap, and I’d hate to just toss it out!  I thought turning it into a skirt would work quite nicely.  My closet has precious few skirts, so one more would be very welcome!

To get started, I turned the bottom part of this piece upside-down, so the bottom hem is now the top (you’ll see why in just a bit).  Then, I placed this refashioned dress over it as a template.  :)

See?

See?

I got to snipping!

Snnnnip!

Snnnnip!

My cuts left that scrap looking like this:

Hmmmmnnnn.

Hmmmmnnnn.

I pinned everything except the high-low part together.

Pinning right along!

Pinning right along!

Then, I ran it through my machine!

Whirrrrr!

Whirrrrr!

Almost done!  I grabbed this leftover elastic from a fitted sheet that was used to make a toga

Every scrap is sacred!

Every scrap is sacred!

…and worked it through the casing of the dress’ original hem!

All you need is a bodkin (a safety pin works, too!)!

All you need is a bodkin (a safety pin works, too!)!

See why I kept the original casing now?

See why I kept the original casing now?

I stitched the ends of the elastic together…

Stitched & Secured!

Stitched & Secured!

Then, I closed up the top part that I had left open to run the elastic through!

Now I have a cute & simple high-low skirt!  :)

Hello, High-Low!

Hello, High-Low!

I wore my new skirt to check out The Way Way Back at the Nickelodeon!

I loved it!

I loved it!

I loved this film.  It’s a perfect coming-of-age movie for anyone who was of the awkward sort in their teen years.  Well-acted and subtly powerful performances all around!

Happy (?) Filmgoers!  :)

Happy (?) Filmgoers! :)

I’m so glad I was able to get 2 refashions out of 1 piece!  Bogos are always awesome!  :)

Cheers!

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