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Too big to too awesome

Added Aug 26, 2012

by Couture Acad...

Perth, Australia

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Description

I found a beautiful denim skirt at my local thrift shop with some lovely embroidery on the bottom. Problem is, it was a size 22! No problem when you know how to sew!!

I bought it for $5 and took it home to my sewing machine. I ripped off the top band and used the bottom portion to make a lovely A-line skirt that really showcases the embroidery. The pattern was self-drafted from a skirt block.

I added contrasting facings from some lovely floral cotton I had lying in my scraps drawer and finished it off with a lapped side zipper. Details of construction can be found at http://coutureacademic.wordpress.com.

Yet another example of the power of being a sewista!!!

Material Notes

Stretch denim thrifted skirt

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual
Material
Denim

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    Aug 26, 2012, 11.48 PMby schnui

    This is a great conversion and your skirt looks brand new. Who would know it was something else!!

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      Aug 30, 2012, 12.02 AMby Couture Academic

      Thanks! Now when I go thrifting, I see clothing as fabric!!

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    Aug 26, 2012, 02.56 PMby Mary Athey

    Great job!! i do this as well with jackets. X

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