Here is the scary crumpled skirt, I didn't bother ironing it yet, not when I'm going to chop off most of it!
You can see here a lot got snipped away, I did check the length with another skirt to make sure it would be long enough when I added the new piece of fabric.
The fabric is brown with a salmon pink, beige and green deer. I think it goes well with the khaki.
Ha! More crumpled fabric this time the slip. It will see an iron, promise.
I stitched down each side of the new fabric, then laid it right sides together with the original skirt making sure side seams lined up then sewed all around. I then turned it over and top stitched (number 24 on Toyota machine) so the seams were folded back toward the thicker fabric ( in this case the top of the skirt).
Then I sewed my lining in by turning it through and just catching on the edge of the existing facing at the waist, I didn't machine stitch down the sides of the zip I did this by hand tucking it under as I went. I prefer to do it this way I think you have more control over how flat it lies.
Now it all got a really good iron and a try on. You can't actually see all of the top of the skirt with the top I'm wearing but who wears tops that short anyway in February in England? I like the colour combination, I also have a salmon pink long sleeved T shit and a brown jumper that would go with this so I'm sure it will get lots of wear.
So I have managed to make that fat quarter into something wearable and recycled something at the same time. The only part I may change is the lining, the slip was on the bias so I can feel that when I'm wearing it so it may annoy me, I have some other lining so if it proves to be annoying I will change it as that part is very
quick to do.
So does anyone out there have any small special bits of fabric that could find their way into an item of clothing. I have been looking at some of the fabulous bright clothes on the Desigual site here there are skirts that look like they are made from about three or more different fabrics so lots of inspiration there.
I like this skirt