Sunday, 26 October 2008

268 days to go: Calling crafty bloggers



Continuing my theme to make do and mend I discovered two skirts I had bought from a charity shop in the back of my wardrobe.
I know why I had bought them - I liked the colour and they were both pure new wool.
However, shortening them would be a tricky job for my basic skills so I decided to take them to the tailors and am very pleased with the result.
Today I wore the pleated plaid one to take my two youngest to see High School Musical 3 ( which was great!)
My how they've grown.

But back to my skirt.
I had asked the seamstress to give me the remnants as I was sure I could use them.
But now I'm stumped.
Any ideas anyone.
The blue one is 6 inches by 40 inches.
The plaid one 9 inches by 75 inches.
My whole outfit consists of
Charity Shop skirt, shortened.
Black Polo Neck. New Look
Blue Whistles Boots
Pendant from magazine
Tights: Matalan
Bracelet - Murano glass bought from Venice in 2006.

9 comments:

notSupermum said...

Jane, I love that outfit - probably one of my favourites of yours so far. Aren't boots great?

The only ideas I would have for the remnants of material would be to make a scarf - not very imaginative, sorry.

Sheila said...

I think the obvious answer is to make scarves out of them (maybe the lighter blue could "line" the plaid?).

I'm not sure what else they'd be good for. Custom padded hangers?

Jenn said...

what about using them for appliqué pockets on a dress or jeans?

Heather Bestel said...

Corsages, corsages! I am shouting at the computer. They would make gorgeous corsages. I've got a green one in similar material and it really stands out.
But then I'm the kind of girl who wears corsages and big jewellery - it might not be everyones cup of tea!

BTW, I haven't forgotten your honesty award, I have been busy twittering and blogging. Your comment is up on a recent post and I will get myself into gear tomorrow as Zoe is going back to school after the Scottish half term break.

Stacy said...

I agree with Heather!

SHOEGAL said...

Love the plaid skirt.

My suggestions for the remnants would be a scarf or belts, or how about hemming some jeans with them or customising jeans in another way?

Karen said...

Very cute. Careful not to wear it with a crisp white shirt--you'll look like a schoolgirl!Throw the fabric away or donate it!

Kasmira said...

I also vote for a corsage - like one of those flower-style brooches made from fabric. I don't think they are too hard to make.

Jules said...

That is a very pretty tartan although being Scottish I could never wear it - much too cliched! :-)