Now, I want to share with you something I just finished working on... I rummaged through the bag of cast offs that my daughter gave me looking for inspiration. For some reason these two items grabbed my attention:
That's a pair of grey culottes and a paisley mini skirt... I don't know why they reached out to me, but I went with it! :)
Sew, first things first... my absolute most dreaded part of Refashioning:
I took the cuff and hem out of the culottes and then pick pick picked out the inside leg seams. Then I completely dismantled the mini skirt, including taking out the zipper and sewing up the seam. I was left with two pieces - front and back panels... I measured how long of a wedge panel I wanted and cut them out of the paisley "fabric". (Its is no longer a skirt, right?) After hemming the edges of the seams I opened on the culottes, I lined my paisley panels up underneath, pinned them just so, and stitched them in place... remembering to put secure stitches at the top of the point. OK, almost done!
I added a vintage black leather button, (purely decorative)
Created a shabby chic "flower" out of the left-over fabric, ...I want to mention that I sewed a safety pin onto the back of the "flower" so it can be used where ever I want :)
And added some decorative stitching around the entire hem.
So that's it! I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out -- didn't expect the vintage vibe, but super happy about it! :)
Apologies for the color discrepancy -- grey is so hard to photograph!! :/
Thanks for reading, and have a fabulous day! Happy ReFashioning :)