Thursday, 15 November 2012

A New Hem Line!

I was recently given a corduroy skirt!  I love corduroy, but alas, this skirt was just too short for me! (with knobbly knees & chicken legs like mine, you really don't want to be showing too much!)

Apologies for the 'blue' tinge (had the wrong white balance selected on my camera phone! Doh!)
So I thought I'd have a go a trying to lengthen the skirt by adding a bit of something onto the bottom of it.

I dug out some old wool trousers I'd been keeping for recycling, cut up one of the legs and hey presto!


The trim you see there was a belt off one of the kids' old skirts or trousers which nicely hides the unseemly white line you get when you let down a hem!

I'm really pleased with how this skirt turned out.


And it goes perfectly with my new 99p Italian Leather shoes which I picked up in Barnardos at the weekend!  Bargain!

 
And just before I go, the gorgeous Laura Jane is hosting a Low Volume Charm Swap, and we need a few more folks to sign up to get the numbers up to 56 people.  I'm all signed up with my low volume fabric picked out.
 
Riley Blake, Daisy Cottage, Damask Grey
Low Volume refers to the 'quietness' of the print and colour, soft & muted as opposed to loud and bright.  All you need is 1 yard of fabric cut up into 5" charm squares.
 
Sign ups are available on the flickr group here, where you can also see the other yummy fabrics that will be in the swap.
 
 
 
 

16 comments:

  1. The skirt looks great - and love the way it changes colour like that from one photo to the next. A chameleon skirt!

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  2. I love the skirt make over. I would have been nervous of doing this in case I created an unsightly bulk - but this works perfectly I'd definitely give it ago. Using that trim to hide the hem mark is inspired too.

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  3. Fabulous thrifty outfit!!! I hate the lint that clings to corduroy but would suffer it to wear this!

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  4. Great job, and bonus points for bargains!

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  5. Really lovely job Jude, works a treat!

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  6. Fabulous - didn't see any chicken legs - just nice long slender ones!

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  7. how cute are you? what a great fix!

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  8. Fab - but I hope you didn't make this just to get out of wearing the brown floral skirt tonight!

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  9. Brilliant - you may not have found any sheets but shoes that fit are a pretty good find!

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  10. Lovely skirt and the shoes are a true bargain. However I like your boots better and they will also look great with that skirt I think.

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  11. Great skirt rescue! Good legs,too, nice and slim, with a bit of shape- Chicken legs? Rubbish!

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  12. Sewing magic - clever lady. Di x

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  13. What a great up cycle, it looks fantastic. And I love those shoes

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  14. Ur too clever! I just thought u looked fab this evening and wondered where u got those shoes and skirt! I think u should take up fashion design never mind quilting! X

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