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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Upcycled skirt

Goodwill is SUCH a fun place to shop!  I'm wondering if I can talk Keira into one more trip this week (it's practically on the way back to her house after we drop off the teen cousins at EFY).

I forgot to take a before picture - the original skirt looked much like the one I made - only it was twice as long and twice as wide. 

Someone else went to the trouble to make all these horizontal pleats...all I did was sew one seam up the back, turn the top down (twice) and stitch an elastic casing.  I'm not quite done with the skirt - I'll have to take it back up to Washington and try it on Miriam so I can adjust the elastic length.

I love this floral stripe!

There was enough left over to make a matching top (and probably another skirt...)
Now, if only I can get Keira to go to Goodwill again...


  1. I'm a sucker for ticking fabrics, heavy but sooooft! Love the outfit!