Sunday, June 6, 2010

Something for me... Sew what?!!

I haven't put this button up until now, because I wasn't sure I was going to be able to meet the deadline for the challenge. I did it! (Okay, just barely; but, what else is new?)

I will be needing more long skirts next school year (more on that later), and I wanted to be sure I made them--I am trying to stay true to my Wardrobe Refashion commitment and I don't have the money to spend on new clothes, since I won't have a paycheck next month. So.... here's my first "new" skirt:

 I started by cutting the inseam out of my comfiest pair of jeans. After I started cutting, I freaked out a little, thinking I don't have a pattern... I don't know what I'm doing... I don't even have a real plan yet...  I am so glad it all turned out okay, or I would be down a pair of good jeans.
 Next, I started cutting up a cotton/poly bedspread that my grandmother gave me (along with the trundle bed that it has been living on for the last 30+  years), to fill in the middle of my soon-to-be skirt. It was all very trial and error. The crotch parts were difficult to sew properly. I'm sure there is a good method for that, and I hope to figure it out some day... I didn't alter the hem of the jeans--just matched the bedspread fabric to go along with it. I am realising that it will drag far too much, so I will be rehemming in the near future.

As far as the Sew What?!! sew-along goes, it is a joint effort between The Sewing Dork and her Canadian friend. I am a little unclear on the rules, so I'm not sure how well I did this week... I think I was supposed to make a skirt out of denim and one other fabric. I don't know what next week's challenge is going to be, but I am going to try to continue using bits of this bedspread throughout the month. We'll see if that works out.


  1. Well done for being brave! Worked out nicely.

  2. Believe me, there are no rules. Just create and show off!

  3. Psst, I bragged about your skirt in my latest post.