Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Refashioned Skirt

I've been sort of holding back in sewing for myself because of my weight loss. To date (since mid-January), I've lost a couple of inches around my waist and ALMOST 20 pounds. Running and going to the gym about 4-5 times a week is really paying off! =) I still have at least a 2-3 more inches I want to lose off my waist to reach my goal... slowly but surely I will get there. With all this exercise... it's cut into my sewing time a little bit, but at least I don't have school to worry about this summer. However, my sewing list has grown tremendously since I need clothes that fit! =)

=The Refashioned Skirt=
The skirt was pretty easy since it was a simple refashion of a top. I had started it a couple of months ago and all it need was elastic for the waist.

The top was also too frou frou for me, but I thought it would make a perfect skirt. The bust area was also super tiny... It need lining since it was pretty thin... I just used some navy blue Kona cotton that was in my stash.

Most of the edges were left raw on the actual top, so I didn't hem the lining. Instead, I just used a zigzag stitch across the bottom to keep in from unraveling too much.

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(Please ignore the strand of string falling down my leg in the last picture... ^__^)


Antoinette said...

Way to go! Both on losing the weight and the refashion! Isn't it so fun to turn one garment into something completely different?

Angela said...

It sure is... I need to get on it some more! I love all your refashions!