Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Cord Wrap


I recently found some purply-red corduroy in my stash. I don't remember why I bought it. I started to wonder what could become of the cord. There wasn't enough for a dress. I thought maybe a new skirt. But, there wasn't enough for the pattern I wanted to use.

Then it hit me: a wrap skirt.

I had just enough to make the skirt. I did not have enough to make the ties, so I improvised. I grabbed a little vintage fabric from my stash and made the ties. I complemented it with a bias-tape hem. Just enough bling to work. I think.

(Seen here with my winter-white skin. Now that's a whole lotta bling going on.)

19 comments:

Katie said...

Another pretty creation for my pretty sister.

Katie Jean said...

soo cute! I love the addition of the vintage fabric trim.

Emily said...

Very pretty purple color!

laeroport said...

Ack! So cute. I've been meaning to make a wrap skirt for FOREVER. One day.... one day....

Michelle said...

Too cute!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I love it! The trim and ties are the perfect touch!!

Myrnie said...

gorgeous as always :o) Have your YW requested a sewing class yet? If not, they SHOULD! :o)

TinkerBlue said...

I like the ties. And the colour of the cord. What a pretty skirt

nikko said...

Cute! I have some paisley that would be so cute as a wrap skirt... Thanks for the reminder!

Diane said...

Excellent idea! Of course, it's not brown, but it'll do ;)

Karyn said...

Love it. For you. Not for me, the skirt thing, remember??

I love the bias tape hem. Pretty!

dig this chick said...

You are so crafty. Love it.

ps finished my quilt! Lera, am I getting closer to being an actual seamstress?

Brenda said...

It is beautiful. If I were as tiny as you are I would be making clothes for me.

jessi said...

this is very lovely! I loved your thought in an earlier post that your new skirts and dresses make it easier to get out of bed on Sundays. I wish I were better at sewing clothing - I could sure use some new skirts and dresses for church!

amandajean said...

oh, i LOVE it!!! i love the contrast of the tie and the trim at the bottom. it's perfect! so did you use a pattern? i think this would be the perfect skirt for me to start with.

Lucy Jane said...

I keep saying i am going to be like you when I grow up and make some of my own clothes. You never seem to STOP.... I just have to figure out how to better organize my time... besides some random gifts I have made for other people I have nothing for myself. take care.

misschris said...

Turned out great, Lera! I love all the corduroy you've had in your stash.

Emily said...

Looking good!

Tori said...

Beautiful, love the bias tape!