Wednesday, August 29, 2007

From Sheet to ...


skirt.

Yesterday's sheet has now been repurposed into a skirt. The skirt is the "Breezy Beach Wrap" from the Sew What! Skirts book, which I received for Christmas. This is the first time I've sewn from it and I'm not really sure why I didn't try it sooner. I love it!

It was fun to take my measurements and make a garment just for me. Just for my body. And the length I wanted (just below the knee).

Even if some of the stitches in the ditch aren't in the ditch, I still love it. It just makes me want to make another one.

With the colors in the skirt, I think it's the perfect end-of-summer-almost-autumn skirt.

20 comments:

nikko said...

Cute! I love the way it turned out. I have heard so many things about that book, I'll have to ask for it for Christmas!

I love that you have a baby on your hip.

:o)

Katie Jean said...

That's a great skirt! I don't have that book, but I might just have to get it now!

beki said...

That's wonderful, Lera! I hadn't taken a second look at that skirt in the book, but I may need to dig my book out and make one.

jessi said...

I wasn't sure when you showed it the other day, but today I'm sure - I thrifted that sheet this past weekend! It's such a fun print and it looks great as your skirt!

Felicia said...

Fabulous! I love the colors.

Alisa said...

Very nice! I like how you call it 'repurposed'. I have that book out of the library right now and am really impressed with it. A while back I used a vintage sheet for nightgowns for my girls.

Kathy said...

Your skirt is AWESOME! Congrats.

Sarah and Jack said...

It is very cute. Going to match a matching one for Spenser? :-)

amandajean said...

oh, I love it! it is the perfect end of summer almost fall skirt. did you line it?

SilverLining Designs said...

Great skirt Lera! I have had my eye on that book for awhile now... I really must get it. I just followed your link to that book on Amazon. Did you see the two books it also notes on that page about embroidery... Stitch it Kit. Looks like something else I will have to check into.

kristin said...

oh yes!!!! wonderful!

Heidijayhawk said...

i heart that skirt. big time.

Wendy said...

Oh yah, I love that sheet fabric. I made a bunch of grocery bags from a thrifted sheet

Your sheet is so much better. Love those funky flowers! And great job on the skirt. I've yet to try making clothes. I'm getting there, though.

FinnyKnits said...

That skirt is so SO cute - I love it! And I'm the same way, I like my skirts to hit below the knee so I'm always adjusting patterns to make them that way.

I'm now inspired to buy that book. I need a hundred skirts!

Karyn said...

Three words.

LOVE THAT SKIRT.

Too bad I hate wearing skirts!!! If I didn't, I'd have a zillion

Chara Michele said...

Such a cute skirt!

nasty_wench said...

That is so retro-cute!

TinkerBlue said...

I've only ever made skirts from a paper pattern. Don't know how I would fare having to sew from my own measurements.

Love the style and fabric of your skirt, very autumnal.

Cici said...

okay. you've convinced me to buy that book. verrry cute skirt.

and how cute are those chunky baby legs? and toes? delicious!

Polka Dot Creations said...

I love that skirt (and that book!) and you're right, it does make you want to make another... I made *twelve* this summer. Ack!