Friday, August 17, 2018

The Great Green Skirt

  Hello Refashion Co-op. Do you ever find things when you are out thrifting or shopping and bring them home even though they don't fit? I loved this green and yellow floral skirt when I saw it at a clothes swap. It didn't fit at all. But I wanted it!
 

 It was pretty and perfect and too big.


 I did some measuring and figuring. I wanted to remove enough fabric to make the skirt fit but not change the shape of the full twirly skirt. I also had to avoid the side zipper and keep all the panels more or less symmetrical and balanced.
I basically just winged it.


 I was glad I brought this skirt home with me, it worked out well.


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4 comments:

whatthesew said...

I really like the shape of that skirt, it was worth saving. Clothes swaps seem like a good thing, have never seen one in the UK.

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks so much for the comment. Maybe you could start the first swap ion your area? Just a group of women in your area or some friends. Everyone can bring 2-3 items they don't want and it is all up for grabs. I did one in my home a few years ago. It was a lot of fun, we had tea and cookies, clothes and conversation. Anything that wasn't taken was donated to a charity shop.
Chickie

Mel-Bee said...

Your captions are so relatable. Great end result!

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks Mel-Bee!
Happy Sewing to you!
Chickie