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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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.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Our Pinteresting Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely beautiful!

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Donna Wucherer said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful holiday skirt. Thanks for sharing.

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 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

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.
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!