26 March 2008

Sewing Project #1




Thrift stores in these parts are plagued with these long, flowy hippie skirts. Since I'm not partial to Birkenstocks and patchouli I usually just pass them by. The last time I was out thrifting I broke down and bought a couple because I liked the ethnic print fabric. They've been sitting on my sewing table for weeks just collecting dust because I wasn't sure what to do with them. Well, yesterday I got on a sewing binge (I had to stop because I ran out of thread) and this long skirt was turned into two mini skirts. When it comes to sewing projects it doesn't get much more basic than this. Cut and hem. That's about it. Maybe I'll keep one for myself and put the other one up in the store.

11 comments:

Jeanne said...

Fantastic! The new miniskirts are super-cute.

Zoƫ said...

thats amazing!!
Next time I see a long flowy skirt, I am definately going to keep this in mind =D

That Spoofy Kid Named Caty said...

Oy! Posts like these make me run out to Salvation Army and get as many "hippie" skirts as I can find!

AsianCajuns said...

Yep, those early 90s long flowy skirts are in every thrift store. But the hippie-ness of the skirt completely vanished when you turned it into a mini. Well done!

Lou said...

Honestly, your blog drives me nuts. Especially when you do these cool sewing projects! More more more!

Anyways, this is Caty. I commented on this post a bit earlier. I just wanted to let you know that I got a new blog and I'd be glad to link you.

You really are an inspiration. Keep it up!

www.stylesymmetry.com said...

I think I will turn one of mine into a mini - wowza!

Isabel said...

Haha, I'm really glad you fixed that skirt.

Sally Jane said...

Thanks again for all of your comments!

This was a super easy project and I'm sure anyone could do it. So go for it!

Caty: I'll be sure to check out your blog. :)

SKYLA said...

the skirt looks a lot better now you've changed it. that's funny i did the same thing with 2 of my skirts and 1 dress at the weekend. except i was a bit lazy and haven't got round to hemming them...

Natasha said...

I love doing that, especially since elastic waist skirts are so nice. You can wear them anywhere on the waist! Your new skirt looks lovely.

puf! said...

this one is best

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