Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fabric Mart Challenge #1

The Fabric Mart Challenge was to take a garment that was a FAIL and make it into something better. You could modify it to make it fit better, you you could just create a whole new garment. Remember the pirate outfit from April? Well, I took that and turned it into a skirt.
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I cut the arms off, turned it upside down and added a casing for elastic and a double-thick hem to the bottom.
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Here you can see what I did. I pieced the double hem from the voluminous sleeves.
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It's bordering on too short, but that's also my jam. I will totally wear this with tights and chunky boots. I think it's really cute and it's SO MUCH BETTER than what it was before.
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I left the original hems but turned them into flat felled hems to make them nicer on the inside.
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The thick hem is my favorite part of this skirt.
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This is all that was left at the end!!!!
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Click here to see what everyone made. Some of the re-makes are pretty awesome. I would tell you to click here to vote for me, but I actually think Kristen's is the best. She turned a frumpy skirt (her words, not mine!) into a super cute sundress.

6 comments:

Sarah Levinger said...

Love it! This fabric is lovely, especially in skirt form! :)

Lyndle said...

Cool skirt. I really like it (Please ignore the fact that I have no taste, that is supposed to be a compliment). Great save. I do love your posing faces. And your boots.

Kristin at SunnySewing said...

I love this fabric, it is totally worthy of saving! I love it as a skirt; it is a great length, perfect fabric, and awesome colors for fall. I think you did a great job with it.

And thanks for the kind words! I'm very flattered. :)

kathy said...

Awesome remake.

Becky said...

Excellent salvage job! It really looks so much better.

Jos said...

Way better ;-)