Monday, March 21, 2011

Something New: Polka Dot Posies Skirt

I decided it was high time that I learned how to do repairs and altering. People are always asking me to FIX their clothes, and I just laugh--have you ever seen my clothes? They are safety pinned all over the place! If it doesn't fit, I just take a pin and a tuck and voila! My jeans area always way too long for me (drawbacks of being short) and so instead of hemming them up I roll them up over my shoes, and if I'm feeling really ambitious I might even throw in a safety pin here and there. Yes, I can design and sew just about anything in the world, but when it comes to repairs, I am sadly quite lazy.

So, the past few weeks repairs and refashioning have been my life--that is one thing that I absolutely love, refashioning. Who ever needs to shop these days? Just find something you never wear anymore and give it a makeover--new clothes! I love it. Here is one example--I made this skirt back in the dark ages, and it is much too big for me now and has been sitting in a bag for a few years. Last week I pulled it out, washed and ironed it, and took in the waistband--and now it fits! :) But I couldn't stop there--this was a rather plain skirt, at least for me it was (it was just a simple circle skirt, not much too it)--so I decided to add a little fun to it:
But a little fun didn't come easy--my ideas are always bigger than the time I have in a day--I had to cut strips and hem ALL OF THEM--that took hours...

and hours...

and a few more hours...

but I did eventually finish. And after adding a few fun flowers to the center, it was complete!


And there you have it--a brand new, custom-couture skirt--without spending a penny!
Sewing is amazing. <3

P.S. Thank you to Heather at Me Making Do for featuring this project! :)





This project also featured by the following!

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15 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I hate you...said in a very "wish I could be YOU" way... SEE YOU SOON!!!

Rachel said...

That is such a fun skirt! It does look like it took a lot of time though.

I saw this on Sew Much Ado.

Amy Lou said...

How fun! I saw this on Tatortots and Jello.

Megan said...

wow. this looks like so much work. It turned out great.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Christine said...

your commitment to your project is amazing. I have so many half done projects cuz they take so long....this turned out really cute. thanks for linking up with my Show and Share party.

Christine said...

Hey, I featured your project in my Show and Share Showoffs, set to publish tomorrow. Come check it out and grab a bragging rights button.

Amanda Kuzak said...

What a cute skirt, look like it is right out of Anthropologie! It looks great on you too, thanks for linking up to Sister Sister Sunday, we will be featuring you this week so come back to check it out!

@pril said...

I love this skirt and kanzashi flowers! I saw you at Saturday Spotlight by Craft Envy.

My blog is having it's first linky party this weekend. I would love for you to add this post: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/03/funky-fresh-friday-1.html

Katy Marie said...

Your skirt is amazing Kellianne! Amazing!

@pril said...

Thanks for the follow. I am looking for the follow button on your blog and can't find it.

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Your attention to detail is amazing! Happy to see your creative idea linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until Tuesday @ midnight {CST}.

Drop by The Tattered Tag

♕DeeDee♕ at Fairfield Manor said...

I really like this! Great color combination and such a fun idea.

Julie said...

Wow! That is a work of art!

Jill said...

Oh this skirt is AMAZING!! I love the flowers! I've been having month up upcycling my clothes too! Nothing this fancy though!

I would love if you came and linked this project to my clothes upcycling page. It has a long term linky, so your project would stay there for more than just the week of a usual linky. We have over 60 projects linked up now – some fantastic ideas – and this month I’m upcycling lots of clothes and trying to feature lots of the links too!
Do come and take a look!
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/p/clothes-upcycling-projects.html

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