Added Apr 9, 2010
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After making my chaotic patchwork quilt, I had some of the backing fabric left over, and no real idea of what to do with it. Since there was only a long, narrow strip left, I decided to turn it into a pretty, pleated skirt.
Because the fabric came from a duvet cover that’s older than me by quite a few years, I needed to wrap the material double to stop it being see through. I used big, random pleats in an attempt to make the skirt look a bit floaty and decided to leave one of the ends on show for a sort of wrap-aroundy look.
I’m undecided as to whether I should hem it or not – I kind of like the fraying edges though so I might just sew around to stop it fraying too far. Also, I will probably add more pink buttons because the fastening isn’t especially secure. Either that, or try to make a lace-up join with pink ribbon trailing down. I don’t know… any suggestions from anyone? I’m a bit of a novice with clothes (as you can probably tell from the pics!) so any hints and tips are very welcome!
2 old pink buttons, Scraps from an old duvet cover used to back a patchwork quilt.
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