Another skirt from a shirt

11 Jan 2011

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I didn't make the entire skirt today, but finished attaching the metal buttons. I made this just before Christmas but I haven't made friends with it yet. I was in a rush and didn't do a very good job at lining up the front which is annoying, and I don't wear a lot of this tone of blue, so it will take a bit of getting used to. This shirt was originally from Jaeger so it lovely and soft with a nice drape that doesn't cling at all. In all my previous skirts, I pinned the pleats around the waist individually, but since I was short of time for this one, I (foolishly) decided to baste the waist and pull it into gathers. As a result the gathers aren't perfectly distributed like in my other skirts. The other method takes a couple of hours to get perfect, but the results are well worth it.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

I think this tone of blue looks beautiful on you! And I love what you did with the shirt, I've seen other shirt recreations, but I like that you kept the bottom shape to it! And you really can't tell from the pictures about the gathers. Very inspiring!

Megan said...

Beautiful blog my dear. And I love this skirt. So creative! I think I might have to try it! :)

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Super cute! I love plaid!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

super cute! did you get as much snow as us?

Galit said...

This is awesome!!
I didn't have the chance to say Well Done for the blue beads necklace! It looks great on you here!

P.S. Any chance you can share the how-to's? huge thanks in advance!!

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness, I love this! I really, really want to know how you did it. And how in the world did you come up with the idea? It is such a great way to re-purpose.

rougeimaginaire said...

I wish I knew how to do that, because I've been looking for a front-button skirt since forever...

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