Jan 24, 2011

As Promised...

I finished my skirt on Saturday. I didn't end up adding extra panels of fabric, I was able to pull the entire skirt apart (even the zipper!) and make the seam allowances a little smaller. I had left them really big to leave room for error. It worked but I'm still debating whether or not I'll keep the skirt for myself. It's still just a bit smaller than I would like. Luckily, the church was so cold on Sunday so I ended up keeping my coat on the entire time anyways.

I started with this shirt. Yeah, I swiped another piece of Jeffery's clothing for myself. (I did ask for permission!) I picked this out years ago when it was on clearance at Elder Beerman. I don't think he ever wore it.


It now looks like this:




It's pretty wrinkly, I took these pictures after church. It's probably slightly looser than it looks with all the wrinkles.

Now that I've learned a few things about making a skirt from a shirt, maybe I'll dig through Jeffery's clothes and find another...

7 comments:

Amanda Kay said...

geez louise, make me one!

Heidi Sue said...

Before or after baby? haha! I think I will be making a few more...

jean said...

i think you have a magic power of making ugly or slightly cute things into amazing things

Heidi Sue said...

haha! Thanks, Beans! I try, I really do!

Amanda Kay said...

Yeah, I thought about a 'now' skirt, and decided it might look a bit odd. I mean, to get the right placement on the "waist", it would probably have to go all the way over my belly....so give me a year and I might be able to fit into a pencil skirt again.

Yvonne said...

wow, Heidi!

Melissa said...

It looks fabulous on you!! Chris has a few shirts that he'll likely never wear again, I might try this idea on one of them!

Cheers!