Since the other skirt worked out so nicely, I thought I could do the same to a pair of short-ish jeans I had. They were not really shorts, and they were not really long.. they stopped right at the ankle. I call them high-water-pants. *snicker*
Needless to say I never wore them..
I opened the seam, pinned, tried it on and sewed this morning. Now I have a new skirt! YAYYY! Lookie here:
I made the seams purposely lighter in colour then the original seams, since they are right middle back and front. I did want to keep that “DIY” feel though and left the little “point” up front in the middle… The back has a slit and the the bottom hem will fringe out nicely after washing it a few times, I only zigzagged the edge there. I think it works.. specially with my hand knitted top! I’m liking it and so does DH. (Specially the rear view! hahahhaaha
I have one more pair of pants I want to do this too and then it is on to tops! Wish me luck!
I like how you can have a totally new wardrobe with just a few seams!
I went through my closet and sorted out some of my close. The only ones I could part with did have holes in them or stains that did not come out, so I don’t think donating is the right thing for them. I don’t want to make cleaning rags either, since they are nice clothes.. so Refashion was it!
First up were some unsightly Gaucho pants! WHO EVER CAME UP WITH THAT? They look horrible on most people!!! I got them from someone a long time ago and kept them around, because I thought I could maybe sleep in them, but I didn’t… I guess my aversion for them goes DEEEEEEEEEP.
Today was the day to figure out how to make them wearable! I was determined to make them into a skirt! Skirts are cute!
I took the leg seams out, then laid them out flat to make an A-line. Now I had to add some fabric to cover the triangle that was created by me adjusting the legs into the A-line. I had this really cool Old Navy T-shirt. I loved it! It had this goddess figure on it! I also have had it so long, there were worn spots on the bottom seam. So I took it apart and Alabama Stitch style sewed it into the triangular shaped “hole” in my “skirt”.
Presto! LOVE at first sight! It still needs to be ironed! But my iron fell and it broke the tip clear off (halfway down) so I can’t use it right now. So please imagine it ironed! : D I will love you for it!
What do you think?
The back has the triangle too, and I am fully aware that it will be an arrow pointing at my rear, so I plan on wearing it sideways (So the triangles are on my sieds, instead of in the front and back… )
I have one more of these and lots more T-shirts that I sorted out, so I can have one more cute skirt.
It got felted. Not by accident. I wanted it a bit fulled and then forgot it was in the washer! *rolls eyes*. Then it got banished to the back of the closet until I had the guts to cut it up.
Today was the day! I cut it up and made a pillow our of part of it. I still have a bunch of it left to make other things from (Thinking a coin purse, and a pin cushion). But that will be another story for another time.
I also made pie today! Strawberry, raspberry and blueberry pie! It’s delicious with a bit of vanilla ice cream and a drop of heavy cream poured over it. No recipe, just mixing the berries in a bowl with sugar and flour, then pouring them into the pie crust and baking it. Presto! Yummy pie!