Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Wardrobe Staple


I made a denim skirt.  This has been on my wish list for quite some time but there was always a more interesting project to attract my attention.  This is another piece of fabric from my op shop fabric haul I wrote about here.  There was only a small amount of fabric, not even enough for facings so I was somewhat limited in my style choices.  I used New Look 6345 again because of my lack of fabric and also because it has become my go to pattern for skirts this summer.  I like the way it doesn' have a true waistband as I find this style very
comfortable to wear.


I had some left over denim in the scraps bin which I reversed because the colour wasn't right and added it as a trim around the hip.

To finish the skirt off I top stitched it in gold embroidery thread which was left over from another project.  All in all I think this skirt cost me under $2.  The only thing I bought was the fabric.  Even the zip was left over from another project.

I am really pleased with the final result.  I wore it out on the annual school stationery shopping trip yesterday with the blouse my daughter has affectionately dubbed the shower curtain blouse because of the taffeta fabric it is made of.  This was one of  the projects I completed earlier in the season and wrote about here.  My daughter may poke fun at it but my fur friend appears to like it!

4 comments:

  1. I think you've done a great job of your skirt. I particularly like the trim and top stitching. I went back and checked out your shower curtain blouse. There's a similar fabric featured on Emma One Sock at the moment that I've been admiring so you're and your furry friend are not alone.

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  2. It might be a wardrobe basic, but your trim and top stitching make it a little bit more special.

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  3. Thanks for your comments. Robyn, I think the trim makes it a little more special too. Thanks for putting me on to Emma One Sock, Bernice, I am sure I will find some treasures there as well, although I couldn't find the "shower curtain" fabric.

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