The Curtains Called My Name – Skirt
My UFO was from the Upcycling Project from last year. I have to say it was the Sew Weekly ladies who opened me up to a whole new world of textiles. I was lamenting the lack of decent vintage fabric that is affordable in Australia. A lovely person suggested I used bed sheets and curtains. Well – thanks for that – I think! Since them I see sexy table cloths, duvet covers, curtains, even napkins – just calling my name – everywhere.
I had to snap this rather 80’s looking pair of curtains because I like those colours. I wear burgundy and kelly green and it’s a rose print – win!
I used my go-to circular pattern – McCalls 9400 from the Fifties. Omitting the box pleat at the front (and the entire top of the dress).
The photo shoot was a trial. I was up against a dis-interested photographer husband (in the middle of about five other projects) and the children were no help at all. I had to learn to use the auto timer – which was tedious but got me there by the time the wind got up and the sun went down.
The skirt was very simple and should not have abandoned on the floor for so many months! Even so, I still managed to stuff up the waistband at the back – doing a very amatuerish lap on the top, instead of neatly hidden underneath. S’ok.
⁃ Fabric Thrifted Vintage Cotton Curtain – $14?
⁃ Pattern: McCalls 9400 again, I know – gotta stop
⁃ Year: Circa 1950’s
⁃ Notions: A zip, interfacing and button from the stash
⁃ Time to complete: Three hours
⁃ First worn: For the photos
⁃ Wear again? Yes – in Autumn – fabric’s a bit heavy for the Australian summer and the colours are too sombre
⁃ Total price: $15
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