Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Polka-Dot Skirt


When I thrifted two polka-dot pillowcases a few months back (a year ago, perhaps), I knew they were destined to become a skirt.

On Monday late afternoon, I decided I wanted a new skirt to wear to that night's town meeting and I knew exactly which one I would make.

I'm not going to lie. This skirt has issues. The first and most annoying issue is that this pillowcase had seams on both sides. You may not be able to notice it, but there is a seam running straight down the middle of the skirt. I had hoped that the front and back could be their own separate panels with a side zipper, but it wouldn't work for the A-line skirt I had in mind. If I had just made a simple straight pillowcase skirt, it could have worked. Instead I had to make do and live with a very seamy skirt. But, alas, I have two front panels and two back panels and a zipper in the back.

The facing is a bit funky, but who's going to see that?

6 comments:

beki said...

Cute! That could pass for Boden skirt.

Bridget said...

I love it! I was really hoping you'd say "...and I got the fabric from here" so I could go buy some to make one just like it.

Kris said...

It is lovely.

Emily said...

Looks great!

Amy said...

Your skirt is adorable. I can't notice the seam at all. I wish I could be like you and say "Gee I wish I had a new skirt to wear tonight"...and then go and make it!!

amandajean said...

ok, that skirt is so stinkin' cute!!! (and my, oh, my, you are a thin little thing!)