The “Sewing Circle Tapestry” Skirt
Fabric: Tapestry from an Op Shop
Notions: Zip, some interfacing for the waistband
Time to complete: 4 hours
First worn: Not yet but I think it will look great with a burgundy top I have, and my new petit point vintage evening bag, and boots for Autumn
Wear again: It’s not going to be on high rotate – but yes
Total price: Under $10
This is a thrifted piece of Tapestry I found recently. It pictures women sewing and knitting! I don’t recognize it from the Art History that I did in school. My fashion history knowledge is strictly limited to the fabulous – not so much what everyday people wore in the past. I think it has a very European feel – do you agree?
I thought it had such beautiful rich colours I thought it woud make a fun skirt.
I have been admiring the box pleats I have been seeing around lately so I wanted to incorporate them.
It was a rectangular shaped tapestry. I put a zip in the one seam and pleated the rest to fit my waist. Threw on a rather lumpy narrow waist band (did I mention it was thick fabric? I broke a needle) and a hook and bar to close – very easy!! Yay!
The fabric is really heavy and swings back and forth as I walk in it.
I think it really could do with a petticoat underneath – it would hold the weight of the fabric out – I have two petticoats – but I have stashed them away somewhere and I can’t find them!
Sorry she’s just on the dummy this week – my husband has been really busy at work – so I haven’t wanted to bother him.
I am not sure how well it will stand up to wearing as it is quite loosely woven (I could see it was going to fray quite badly – so I didn’t hesitate in overlocking it.
I am pretty pleased with it – I think it makes a far better skirt than a an art work!
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