Thursday, November 6, 2014

Just a Quickie...From Ugly to Wearable

I thought I'd show you how I changed a loser into an at least  wearable something. Remember this ugly thing? ( Oh my but it is ugly !!!)

I don't blame you if you don't.Well ,this is what it looks like now.

I used the skirt from V 1247 as a starting point. I actually cut the top off at the under arms. I kept the bottom  as it was . I only reshaped the upper part above the pockets by adding darts. I omitted the waistband. Instead, I folded back  the waistline and added elastic and I was done.

It looks Ok, don't you think? The trim you see at the pocket edges and the hem is the seivedge of the fabric which I applied using Steam-a-Seam.

 The fabric is a medium textured knit just right for a nice comfy skirt.
Paired with this jacket, I think it will be a nice outfit to go shopping in!

That's all I've got for now but I've posted An Upper Rounded Back Adjustment Lesson at Diana's Sewing Lessons if you're interested. This is an adjustment helpful if your garments are wanting to slide toward the back at the neckline. It's easy to do and makes such a difference on comfort and fit!

I'll have more for you Sunday night!


Sewalatte said...

You always look so adorable. Love the skirt, great remake!

Linda T said...

What a difference. It made a great skirt!

shams said...

That is a very cute skirt!

sarahlizsewstyle said...

A great improvement, I would say - I agree, the top garment was ugly, and I don't like to say nasty things:) This is such a smart skirt - and it does look nice with the jacket (I've actually purchased that pattern too).

Vernelle Nelson said...

Wow! The transformation is almost unbelievable... but then again, it's YOU. Absolutely love what you did with that skirt. The pocket accents are perfect. You know I adore your work, and this skirt is a perfect example of why.

Happy stitching.

Jean said...

Just adorable -- a great transformation! And the entire outfit is very cool!

Claire S. said...

oh I like the remake, the whole outfit actually !

I've got a piece of textured knit I bought for a top/cardigan but have been thinking it would be good for a skirt - maybe I'll dig up V1247, it could work.

Nancy Emberley said...

I should be with you , sewing.. beautiful work by a beautiful Lady xo