crimson

Added Jul 9, 2010

by janul

Benesov, Czech R...

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I made a skirt out of a dress my mother bought me. The dress had nice features (lace trims, pintucks etc.), but it looked really matronly on me and was too big. I´m not good enought at sewing to fix it, so I made this simple skirt instead. And I´m really into skirts these days.
I put two rows of elastic in the waist and that was it. Bonus: there were already two in-seam pockets :).
It reminds me of a folk costume a bit and is perfect for a summer in the village!
Dress it down for a work in the garden with a scarf and and an apron (tea towel… :). Dress it up with a shawl for a Frida Kahlo effortless chic when going out!
In some photos it looks pink, but it´s a beautiful shade of deep red. I love the pintucks and lace insert on the bottom.

Material Notes

too big cotton dress, elastic for the waist

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Sep 17, 2010, 04.55 PMby redslippers

    this is a delicious color. great idea- particularly love the frida kahlo concept :) i’ve just checked out your dolls, and they are just amazing!! you are so talented.

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      Sep 17, 2010, 09.04 PMby janul

      oh thank you so much! I´m really glad to hear that you liked my dolls, so flattered! :)

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    Jul 11, 2010, 02.11 PMby sewella

    I love how you repurposed the dress! The skirt is beautiful and I like the pictue where you’ve aproned it!

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      Jul 11, 2010, 06.55 PMby janul

      Thank you! This is really not at all special and I felt a bit silly posting this, but I wanted to make some fun with the clothes :).

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    Jul 9, 2010, 02.53 PMby tamezdc

    Good Job!! I have no idea why mothers like to buy dresses or other items they would like for themselves and impose them on their daughters.

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      Jul 9, 2010, 07.17 PMby janul

      Thanks! The dress looked good on a hanger and was reaally cheap. I may also use the bodice some day for some children clothes :).

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