The ‘Déjà Vu’ Skirt | Debi Fry
Fabric: 1.5 metres of purple and blue wool from a charity shop, £2
Pattern: Simplicity 2154
Year: c. early 60′s
Notions: purple zipper, £.05 (also a charity shop find)
Time to complete: 4 hours
Wear again? yes!
Total Cost: ~£2
There must be a glitch in the matrix because this is definitely a déjà vu skirt! I’ve done a pencil skirt before–back when the days were long and there was sunlight aplenty (and before our camera started adding horizontal lines on all our pictures). Said pencil skirt was also in a houndstooth wool fabric…
How cute is this pattern?? It includes a classic pencil skirt, an amazing blouse and a jacket! I only had enough fabric for the skirt. Well, that’s not really true. You see, you may recognise this fabric….
Whatever possessed me from making a poncho out of some fabulous wool? I think ponchos only work in sunny locations where there is no wind. In Scotland, wearing a poncho is like wearing a garbage bag in a wind tunnel–it’s just no fun. So, I’ve chopped up the poncho and am going to make a matching vest for my pencil skirt!! It’s a bit funny that I’m refashioning my own creations! teeheee.
This wool is quite lovely and was an amazing charity shop find (about 2.5 metres). It’s nice and thick. I didn’t line the skirt–though I just saw Sunni’s tutorial for lining a skirt with a vent, which I might just try out!
I inserted a hand picked zipper–one of my favourite methods for inserting zippers on wool fabric (as the handpicked stitches just disappear!)
I don’t think I can ever have enough pencil skirts. They are so versatile. I plan on building a mini-wardrobe around this wool fabric much like I did with the Mrs. Peacock skirt.
Have you ever refashioned your own sewn garments? Do tell!