Thursday, May 31, 2012
vintage sheet skirt
Heather a few years ago. It's crazy how much lag time there is from acquiring fabric to actually sewing with it...but I digress! I was able to eek out just enough length for my skirt. I added a lining, which is a detail that gave me a bit of trouble, but it was well worth the stitch ripping in the end. Overall, the skirt has a really nice finished look and feel. The lining adds a lot of stability to the skirt...which is nice. :) This is the same pattern I used for this skirt, which I sewed nearly one year ago. The pattern came from the book Flirt Skirts, which is a very handy resource for skirt sewing. The only issue with this one is that it is a little too wide for me. But no worries, I've got big hips. It's good that they are good for something. :)
Posted by Amanda Jean at 5:03 PM
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Darling skirt - it looks great! I'm seeing so many people making such cute summer skirts I'm starting to rethink the fact that I have pretty much stopped sewing clothes.
That looks so cool! Love the fabric pattern =D
Great job, it looks terrific! I never bump into vintage sheets that pretty, I always seem to find the ones with Strawberry Shortcake or something....
Funny, I was thinking of my skirt fabric too. You are on a roll. I love that you took photos of the second skirt in the same spot at the first. I foresee a series... :-)
Looks so cute on you! I absolutely despise shorts so skirts are my friend all summer long. May just have to add this one to my list. Smiles-Beth
Cute skirt, Amanda! Summer skirts are so comfy!
cute n beautiful skirt! :)
Oh I am so jealous right now! :-) That skirt is just beautiful! That is a wonderful idea too. I never thought of using vintage sheets in that way!
I love that! I totally want to make myself one now!!
It is wonderful. I plan on making sow skirts this summer. Using a sheet is a great idea. What kind of fabric did u use for the lining?
Very pretty skirt! And your van trash cans are sweet, too!
I like your skirt. Almost makes me want to sew clothing again. As for the length of time between acquiring fabric and using it, I think of that as getting use to the fabric. I don't like new fabric, I have to let it 'age' awhile before using. Thanks for sharing.
Is there no end to your talents and scrap using? Nice work!
ack!! so cute!!!
I absolutely love your skirt! Just beautiful! I'm off to check out that pattern!
I'm inspired to sew a summer dress from a vintage sheet, now! There should be enough fabric in one sheet, I'd think.
Love the skirt and the fabric.
I absolutely love the color and sweet simple lines...great job!! Another use for vintage sheets, guess I am going to have to get on the band wagon now and hunt for some!
So cute! I wish (a) I could wear skirts well, and (b) I could sew skirts well. Haha!
I used cotton fabric for the lining...specifically a white grunge print from Moda that I wasn't particularly crazy about. I had plenty and it worked well as the lining because it's all hidden underneath.
Ooh, I love it! The print is cute :)
Really cute fabric/sheet and skirt
ooh! i have the perfect sheet to make a skirt from. if only i was more confident with my clothing sewing...i hate making clothes and having yet another poorly fitting item.
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