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Up cycled Pencil Skirt

Added Oct 21, 2013

by Haystack

Fort Mc Murray, ...




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First submitted project, here we go!

A bit of background info, I started sewing in December of last year (2012) after I experienced a very bad break up and needed to take up something to fill up my spare time and keep me from brooding. I taught myself how to sew through watching Youtube videos. Most of my first attempts at sewing were completely unwearable. XD This skirt was the first project I could actually wear, so I did get better! :)

Ok, so this skirt was made in the Dark Ages before I had a sewing machine and I had to sew everything by hand, and I have to say that for a handsewn attempt (and my first attempt at drafting a pattern) that this did not turn out bad at all. I made it by cutting up one of my Dad’s old sweaters (that no longer fit him) and the end result had to be resized, but once I resized it it fitted well and I was able to wear it out. :) Yay!

Material Notes

Made from an old, recycled sweater.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Wool

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    Oct 22, 2013, 07.52 AMby sarahfbr

    cleaver idea, I bet it looks lovely on :)

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      Oct 23, 2013, 06.28 AMby Haystack

      Thank you! I have pics of me wearing the skirt, I will have to post them later. :)

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