Thursday, May 03, 2007


I just thought I would share what I did for the past hour. Well, not real sure how long it took, but it wasn't long at all. I have been wanting a skirt to wear in the summer months. I really have my eye on a ankle length denim skirt, but that is practically impossible to find (unless you want it fitted...which I don't...I want flare). Anyway, after purchasing our van my funds are limited for a while. Well my mind started thinking about clothes I had in my closet. I remembered I had this maternity jumper in my closet.
I wore this when I was pregnant with Big T but it was too short for my taste. I am about 5'10" so it is hard to find clothing long enough. It hits me slightly above mid calf and I would rather have it ankle length. Anyway....I decided to make a skirt out of it. So, instead of taking forever and ripping out the serged stitches...I just cut it like this.
So now I had the bodice and the vest separated. Once I had that done I went to my machine and zigzagged the edges to keep it from fraying. Then I folded the waistline over so that my elastic would fit through and I stitched it down.
Once I had that done, and remember to leave an opening, I threaded the elastic through. (remember to measure your elastic around where you want the skirt to set so you don't have it too big or the dreaded...too small)
Once I had the elastic in I zigzagged the two ends together and stitched closed the opening I had left. Then....I got to try it on. It sets just below my waist (which is the way I prefer). I would have liked for it to have been a couple of inches longer, but I do like it this way.

Now... I just need to find a shirt to wear with it. Do you think white would be okay or do I need a tan or ecru? I have white, but not a short sleeved ecru? Decisions, least I have a skirt to wear on Saturday when I visit with my family. ;) Thanks for looking.


Kelli said...

What a wonderful idea! It looks great and I think white would go lovely with it..nice and summery!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Melanie, Darling,

Creative as usual. :-) White would be just fine.

In Christ,

Mrs. M.

Angela said...

White would be fine, I wish I could do the things you do!! :)

Angela said...

BTW, white would be just fine. AND, this is Angie if you didn't know, trying to figure out this blog thing. You might have to teach me how to make my own!

CrochetManiacs said...

That is nice Melanie. I can not sew a lick, I wish I could.
You did a great job on that!
Very pretty.

Lady_MSnow said...

Hey Angie...sure will help you out...not that hard once you start "playing" around with it. ;)

Pam said...

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