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Twirly ex-curtain skirt

Added Jul 17, 2011

by karinsi

Stockholm, Sweden




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This is a skirt a made seven years ago. The fabric is a curtain I bought for I think 2 US dollars at a thrift store. As soon as I saw the curtain I knew I had to make a skirt from it. I Just loved the color and the wavy pattern, and I liked that it was already hemmed (as hemming is my least favourite part of sewing, I just get so restless and want it finished – NOW!).

I decided that I wanted to use as much of the fabric as possible. I used my hip and waist measurement to decide how wide I would make the folds. The folds are wider at the hipline and narrower at the waistline. It took some calculation and some pinning of folds, but I really enjoyed it.

For the waistband I used a thin strip which was cut off from the side in order to match up the hemline. And the other notions (zipper, hook, thread) I already had at home. So this project ranks high on my “cheapest projects ever”-list.

This is one of those everyday skirts which I use all the time. As soon as spring comes around I put it on with a pair of leggings, in summer I wear it barelegged, and in early fall the leggings come back on. The folds make it very twirly, which always is positive!

Material Notes

Cotton curtain hemmed with bias binding, zipper, hook, thread.
Patience and basic calculating skills.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual

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    Aug 11, 2011, 04.21 AMby mikkiamcqueary

    Beautiful. I love that it was once curtains!

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      Aug 11, 2011, 05.02 PMby karinsi


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    Jul 18, 2011, 02.26 AMby MaryamNaghdali

    Love your certain skirt! Well done! The fabric is perfect!

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      Jul 18, 2011, 08.04 AMby karinsi

      Thank you!

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