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Upcycling again

Added Jan 30, 2013

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia




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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.




Spring, Summer
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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