The “Anyone Missing a Tablecloth?” Skirt
I had high hopes for this week’s challenge. The leftover yardage from this dress was going to make a perfect skirt (those stripes make some lovely chevrons).
Well, either some mischievous fabric faerie is hiding bits and pieces, or, more likely, I greatly over-estimated the yardage I had leftover. Aargh! I really hate when great ideas are spoiled by silly fabric limitations.
I also had this lovely checked red silk left over from one of my favorite dresses. There were a lot of small pieces left, but nothing substantial.
It was necessary to shorten the skirt by 3 inches to fit the pattern pieces on my fabric, which is not ideal, but I feel quite proud of the fact that I managed to squeeze a skirt out of the leftovers.
Red is such a cheery color; I really must keep it in mind the next time I am looking for fabric! Hold on . . . let’s pretend I did not say that – I cannot imagine needing any new fabric for the next 20 years. Like that will stop me! :)
And to use up some of those small scraps, I made a little something for my hair.
• The Facts
⁃ Fabric: Silk remnant
⁃ Pattern: Sewaholic “Cambie”
⁃ Year: 2012
⁃ Notions: Zipper from stash; seam binding
⁃ Time to complete: One day.
⁃ First worn: July 2, 2012
⁃ Wear again? You bet!
⁃ Total price: Free! (well, not technically, but everything was purchased some time ago)