Sunday, November 21, 2010

I'm a bad blogger


I am working on like ten projects at the moment, but I haven't finished anything, and almost everything I am working on is a Christmas present, so I can't post about it until after Christmas anyway. Which is making me a bad blogger.

I would promise to blog again soon, but I have no idea the next time I will be making something for myself, or indeed something that I can blog about - so, until then, thanks for reading, and I (hope) to be back, and sewing more frequently, after Christmas.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Simple refashion - skirt to shorter skirt

So, this is a really really easy refasion.

I started with this skirt.

The skirt was too tight around the waist, so I cut most of the top panel off, leaving enough to fold down to make a casing for elastic. To do this, I turned the skirt inside out, folded the top panel down to the ruffle, and pinned along the lower seam of the ruffle. Using this as a guide, I cut about 1.5cm past the line of pins.

This gave me a panel above the ruffle of about 5cm.

Next, I folded the panel in half, and folded it down over the back of the ruffle and pinned it in place.

Turning the skirt right side out, I sewed along the original line of stitching, leaving a gap of about 5cm to allow me to thread the elastic into it. Looking at the inside of the skirt, this created a casing I could feed elastic through.

I fed elastic into the casing, stitched the gap closed.

And, I had one upcycled skirt - cute pattern, cute length.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Wardrobe refashion

I have signed up for the wardrobe refashion challenge. For two whole months! Eek! So exciting and scary all rolled into one.

So, as part of my sign up, I am posting my pledge here.

I fyrefairee pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings! Signed fyrefairee.