Thursday, November 29, 2012

Brocade Skirt

I love the beautiful brocade pieces out there for winter.  So classy and luxurious.  
After seeing some adorable dressy skirts in the little girls section, I really wanted one for my daughter.  She loves skirts and it would be perfect to wear during the Christmas events.
The best part is that I knew I had an old brocade-esque shirt in my clothing stash.  Immediately, it was transformed from trash to treasure!


And it was so easy!  First, I laid the shirt on my cutting mat.


And using an existing skirt, I marked out how long I wanted the new skirt to be.


Using my rotary cutter, I cut straight across the midsection of where I marked it.



Since there were a few layers in the shirt, I pinned and serged them all together to prevent it from shifting around.  A zigzag stitch works if you don't have a serger.



Then I folded under a waistband and pinned it in place.


Then sewed the waistband, leaving a few inches open for the elastic to slide through.


I used the existing skirt to measure out the length I needed for the elastic.  You can also measure your subjects waist.


I cut my elastic (adding an inch to sew together) and slid it through my waistband.


I sewed the elastic together, then finished the waistband.  Simple!


The brocade detail is subtle and I love the added sequins.. makes it even more festive!
 



She had to try it on as soon as I was done.  And, of course, add a red top and pretty headband.  (hint: stay tuned for the headband next week!)



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8 comments :

Debi @ Adorned From Above said... Best Blogger Tips

This skirt came out so cute. She looks adorable in it. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/mason-jar-center-piece-and-wednesdays.html
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Our Pinteresting Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely beautiful!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty!

Donna Wucherer said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful holiday skirt. Thanks for sharing.
Donna @onceuponasewinmachine.com

WTFab said... Best Blogger Tips

great idea and DIY project. The skirt looks great! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful skirt Vixen - what a great upcycle!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Debi @ Adorned From Above said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's)

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea!! I love how it came out. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!