Swishy skirt for summer!
(Alliteration entirely intentional) Clearly, I’ve been checking New Dress A Day too frequently, but I couldn’t be more pleased with my new skirt.
Step 1: Buy a cheap ($3.95!) men’s shirt from Goodwill. (A large is fine for a skirt, but a dress probably requires at least an XXL or bigger.) It doesn’t need to be pretty; it just needs potential! And it reminded me of something my grandmother in China would wear. :\
Step 2: Chop it into little bits! I tried to preserve the hems and seams, since hand-sewing sucks, but ended up with a simple A-line. Best part: I get to keep the pocket!
It’s very, very comfy (yay, rayon!). If I can get my hands on my dad’s sewing machine, I’d like to reinforce it a bit. (Might tighten the waist as well, to cement the ‘high-waisted-feel.) But right now, I’m more excited about finally finishing my first wearable piece!
What do you think?
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