Upcycling again

Added Jan 30, 2013

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia

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Description

The skirt was one of my first projects that I made when I got into clothes sewing, but the waistband was very fussy. I cut off the waistband, added a lining and made a new waistband with 2 inch elastic.

The top is an old favourite that was definitely showing signs of wear, plus my arms were a lot smaller when I bought it about 15 years ago, I added a large ruffle and think I’ve got a few more years yet for this old darlin’!

Material Notes

2 inch elastic for the waistband and cotton voile for the lining of the skirt.
The ruffle is made of cotton jersey.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Style
Casual, Romantic

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    Feb 2, 2013, 07.42 PMby 2bfabulous

    I love the look.

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    Jan 31, 2013, 04.11 AMby schnui

    Very sweet outfit. I hope you get the Bernina. I have always had Berninas and I love them.

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      Jan 31, 2013, 08.50 AMby jennyrecorder

      Nope I didn’t! I have never had one, but the oldie I was bidding for looked smick. My Mum and I both have Pfaffs and I love the IDT on them.

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      Jan 31, 2013, 07.24 PMby schnui

      Pfaffs are great too, my 2nd choice in sewing machines.

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    Jan 30, 2013, 10.20 PMby ndimi

    That is the cutest little outift! Love it!

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    Jan 30, 2013, 03.27 PMby Mary Athey

    Good.use of.old clothes and.the.outfits lovely on you x

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      Jan 31, 2013, 08.51 AMby jennyrecorder

      I have so many clothes, it’s time to do a better job of my first (very flawed) projects!

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