Monday, July 21, 2008

I'm In Tiers

I messed up. My "before" and "during" pictures of this refashion? Deleted. I was a little quick with the "erase all frames" button on my camera. Ah, well, these things happen. Just imagine this all in one piece!

So, the skirt started out at that awful mid-calf length. My first thought was to remove the bottom tier entirely and have the skirt end at the black band. Well, that looked dumb. (I had a picture of that too!) I realized it needed to have a repeat of the lighter print, so I decided to make a ruffle. I used a strip cut from the bottom of the skirt, so I would get maximum gathers AND...the best was already be hemmed!

I had a picture of the strip being gathered too. It was a wonderful picture. Probably better than any gathering picture you've ever seen. Alas, it too is gone. hehe

Maybe a matching accessory made from the bottom tier now?


WriterBug said...

Such a cute skirt!! I am loving all this refashioning... and hoping seeing it eventually inspires me to break out my sewing machine, a machine which scares me because I don't know how to use it well enough to feel confident. Ah, well. At least I get to look at pretty clothes in the meantime. Great job!

Darling Petunia said...

Thank you, writerbug and don't be scared of your sewing machine!

Amy Jo said...

That's a very, very cute skirt. I'm glad you added the ruffle. I recently made some valences out of a bed sheet and I was thrilled that half the edges were already hemmed. :)

Darling Petunia said...

Amy Jo, the hem was a nice bonus. A trick worth remembering!