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Monday, April 21, 2014

What Are You Waiting For?

This week we are going to give you a challenge!  (It goes along with our last post, and it involves prizes again!)  So our challenge involves a question we want you to ask yourself, What are you waiting for?  You see, we know you have something in your stash that you bought because you knew it would be the perfect thing to refashion!  (We know this because we have a stash too!)  So our challenge to you is to sew up that thing this week from your stash!  Seize the day!  Carpe diem!  What are you waiting for?  And then go link up what you made to Challenge Create: Adult Editions final week: Destash Week for a chance to win over $50 in prizes!  You can do it!

Were not going to challenge you to do something weve not done ourselves, so we have a great refashion for you today that happened when we took a deep breath, took out that special thing from our stash, and sewed it up!
This dress was the most expensive thing weve ever bought from a thrift store.  We paid $8 for this lovely little beauty.  Now there was nothing the matter with it except that it was the wrong er, curvy shape! for my pre-teen who really wanted (and needed) a new skirt for an upcoming recital.  So we decided to be very brave and cut this thing up and make a new skirt for the pre-teens recital.  You can read about how we didit step-by-step here.  
 And we ended up with this!  I absolutely adore how the former ribbons at princess seam level are now at the waist with a cummerbund effect! 

So now its your turn to accept our challenge!  What are you waiting for?

The prizes for this weeks sew along winner are:
  $10 gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop
  2 FREE PDF patterns from Shop Onion
  FREE copy of our refashion ebook, Not A Skirt!

Click here to go to Skirt Fixation and add your link!  You might want to stick around the rest of the week and see what the amazingly talented contestants are sewing up this week for the destash theme!  You will be so inspired!
See you there!
Audrey & the Skirt Fixation team


Lovenicky said...

This looks great on your girl!I'll have to remember to look in the adult section of the thrift shop for refashions for my kids next time.

cfortin said...

Pretty fabric and it made a lovely skirt. Good save.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab