Wednesday, January 19, 2011

my creative space - from skirt to shrug

This is something I made the other week when it was hot and I needed to go out for the evening and all I had to wear was my usual favourite black cardigan. I wanted something colourful so looked in the wardrobe and decided to chop up this silk skirt that I was only using for layering every now and then.

This is what I did in a real hurry as I needed to leave soonish.
I pre-stitched the elastic ends so they wouldnt retreat into the casing
before slicing the skirt in half up the centre.

its a nice designer silk,

Next I joined the hems together and these would become a central seam from the neck down to waist.
Then I stitched the armholes from the elastic to 1/4 way along the opening.

I left the edges raw as I was rushing but now I prefer them that way.
All in ten minutes and its been worn to death ever since.
Dont you love when that happens?

Im adding this post to 'my creative space' as im in the garden today (thursday)
and have gutted the studio yesterday and am still going with a really big tidy up.

Im glad youre back Kirsty!

9 comments:

willywagtail said...

What a great idea!

sean the prawn said...

very ingenius, nice upcycling.

Kate said...

Love it!
Very clever and handy indeed. X

Melody said...

Very clever, I'm going to sort through my wardrobe to see what I can use and give this ago.

Tanya said...

Clever clever girl!

Maxabella said...

Very clever! The fabric is lovely and it will go with so many things. x

Wendy said...

Absolute genius!

Sonia said...

Love it! Brilliant!

handmadehappiness said...

ace I love it :)

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