Sunday, January 30, 2011

Three Skirts in Three Days

To those of you who know me I sometimes get obsessed with crafting and sewing. This leads to intense spells followed by dry periods. Zoe's dorm is an example of an obsessive period. I just finished another phase and made three skirts. I have always loved the paper-bag look for skirts and shorts, so I looked around and was inspired by these blogs: Made By Lex and Adventures in Dressmaking. I also liked this skirt on Urban Outfitters: Sparkle & Fade.

Here are other pictures of inspiration:

So here are the three I made -

This is the prototype I created w/ about 1 yard of scrap fabric. I made it too short for me and so I added the bottom hem, and then the coordinating belt.  I also sewed in button holes at the waistband so I could swap out the drawstring looking tie.  Here are some pictures:

Here is with the buttonhole drawstring insert tie:

The second skirt I modified from the first one.  I didn't need the button hole part, but I wanted pockets.  So here is skirt number two:
I also made the infinity scarf from three of Scott's old shirts.

I really like this skirt, it's probably my favorite of the three. I made it from a light-weight wool on sale for $5 a yard, a seasonless fabric, which doesn't mean much here in Tucson. The skirt can be dressed up easily w/ a sparkly shirt and heels.  

My last skirt is a true paper bag waist band.  The first two I inserted 2" wide elastic, but I didn't have any more elastic so I tried belt loops instead.

Anyway, there were very easy to make, didn't require a pattern, and about 1.5 yards.  So that should be enough of a sewing fix for awhile.

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