Sunday, September 18, 2016

#9 August Back to School: Blue Skirt Set Updated AGAIN!!!

GOAL: Refashion 10 Items for August Back to School. 

This is August #9.

*I pledge not to buy any new RTW or thrifted for my new "Back to School" wardrobe.  
*I pledge to shop from my closet.

Cindy Taylor Oates The Big Shirt pattern shown below was used for the 1st Refashion. It is a good way to make use of small fabric pieces,

BEFORE: This is a 2nd Refashion of an older 1st Refashion.
MANY years ago, this blue skirt set was Refashioned from a striped pants set and a light weight blue linen.
LATER, I re-made the skirt and added a thin muslin lining to the thin blue linen skirt.  
I still wore a slip and  6 AM looking for a slip was not fun. 
NOW, the lace stash and a too small slip were the answer. 

STEPS: Sewed 3 strips of stash lingerie weight lace side by side to make a wider lace panel.
Sewed the lace panel into the sides of the too small slip.
Top and bottom edges of slip were serged but not hemmed. 
Refashioned slip was stitched into the waist of the skirt.

AFTER: Now, this set is an easy go-to in the 6 AM morning rush.  
1st refashion: Top was refashioned
from striped pants & striped top.

1st Refashion:
Pants pockets kept in the shirt.

1st Refashion
Loose fit skirt made to match shirt

Later- Lining was added to the skirt.
I still wore a slip.
Looking for the right slip at 6 AM
was not fun. 

2nd Refashion
Refashioned slip
was sewn into the skirt
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1st Refashion: 
Shirt was made using CTO Pattern
Before: Too small slip from the stash.

Before: Too small slip
was widened w Lace panel 
Lace from the stash

Before: Too small slip & lined skirt.


whatthesew said...

Once again the lace stash comes to the rescue.

Carissa said...

I *much* prefer a lined skirt to searching for a slip. Great fix!


jenny_o said...

Great way to enlarge the slip AND make mornings easier :)