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Vintage rehab of curtain part 1

Added Sep 19, 2009

by skwarynia

Zamosc, Poland






Looking for something interesting in my cockloft I found lovely flowery vintage curtain and decided to upcycle it, give a new life in my wardrobe:) So the firt idea was to make some A-line gathered skirt, kinda my “black skirt”: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/the-most-desirable-black-skirt
But when I did it and tried on, I didn’t like it: the fabric was to stiff and it didn’t look nice to my body type figure. So i started to narrow it to kinda pencil skirt. And I ended up with gathered pencil skirt. While narrowing I had to remove a zipper and sew it again. I’m quite happy with the result;)

From the leftovers I’m making a handbag, so I’ll end up with a set of skirt and matching handbag:)

Material Notes

vintage old curtain, invisible zipper, lot of patience…:)




Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    Oct 28, 2009, 08.23 PMby josieelliat

    I love VINTAGE REHAB’s vintage locket necklaces! MUST HAVE one! Which one should I get -www.vintagerehab.etsy.com?

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    Oct 20, 2009, 06.58 AMby teamydear

    btw i love your top too!

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    Oct 20, 2009, 06.58 AMby teamydear

    great fabric! you’re ready for a party :)

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    Sep 20, 2009, 02.36 AMby scheryka

    This is a very stunning ensamble. (Did I spell that right?) Beautiful. Did you make the top or is it RTW?

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      Sep 20, 2009, 11.37 AMby skwarynia

      Thank you very much:) I guess all is right, but I don’t know what does it mean RTW? Round the world? The top is a kind of a jumper with loose neckline, and I bought it:)

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      Sep 20, 2009, 07.48 PMby scheryka

      I am sorry. RTW means ready to wear. store bought. Anyhows, I love the set.

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      Sep 21, 2009, 08.34 AMby skwarynia

      I know what you mean, sorry I’m Polish and I know only french equivalent – prêt-à-porter – it’s more popular:) Thanks and greetings

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      Sep 22, 2009, 01.36 AMby scheryka

      Thanks. I’ve learned something new.

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    Sep 19, 2009, 04.53 PMby Heather D. Childree

    I can’t imagine this as curtains, but it’s a gorgeous skirt.

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