I thought it would be great to use it for a reversible wrap-around skirt like I saw on Alicia Paulson's funny and creative blog. But I was just waiting to find some material to go on the reverse side. I could've gone out and bought some new material from a fabric shop but when I find something cheap , I don't want to go to a lot of expense using it. I knew that if I waited long enough, the right piece would find me. And it did this week at the local St Vinnies for just 50c.
I loved this embroidered fabric as soon as I saw it, and it was blue and red so it co-ordinated beautifully and it was just the right size.
I felt like being creative this weekend and wanted something quick and easy to make so I had a go at making the skirt. Now, I am a lazy sewer. I don't really measure, (I didn't have a wrap skirt to make a pattern from so I just grabbed a dress with an A-line, guessed where the waist would be, laid it on some newspaper and traced around it....very professional, not), I don't always pin and most of the time I go "that's close enough". I'm too impatient and just want the finished result. So yes, my skirt did pucker a bit because I didn't follow Alicia's advice and let it hang overnight and the binding is actually two different reds made from scraps in my overflowing cupboard because I couldn't wait until Monday to get some from the shop but I think it turned out nice. Ella even asked if she could have it when she's older and I outgrow it. (Ella's getting in touch with her feminine side but that's a story for another day.)
So here's my pathetic attempts to model it. I'm such a natural in front of the camera. Groan.
So, two skirts for the price-of-one and only $2.50 at that. Don't you love a bargain.