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.

I cut the arms off, turned it upside down and added a casing for elastic and a double-thick hem to the bottom.

Here you can see what I did. I pieced the double hem from the voluminous sleeves.

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.

I left the original hems but turned them into flat felled hems to make them nicer on the inside.

The thick hem is my favorite part of this skirt.

This is all that was left at the end!!!!

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.


Anonymous 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 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 van KloskaCreAtief! said...

Way better ;-)