Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wrap it around and SEW skirt.

I've always loved reading Hoppo Bumpo's STAND-BACK-AND-THROW recipes. I like the approach. Today I applied it to sewing.... I made this skirt.
I don't normally take time out during a busy work week to whip up new outfits, but this was a matter of necessity - nay, URGENCY. The trousers I wore in to work were feeling a bit looser (and a tad draughty) by the time I arrived. (Hmm... perhaps I should cut down on the Milo and Cherry Ripes..?).

Lara dropped in for a cuppa, so she was able to play fashion photographer, and I can now share the "pattern" with you. Basically (and it is VERY basic!) you take a big oblong of cotton jersey, wrap it around and do this to it....


The trained patternmaker in me looks at those wrinkles in the front and thinks I should have scooped out a little bit at the waistline there. But the girl at work in split tousers in me was quite happy with a quick replacement.
Nobody stared and pointed in the street, so I guess there weren't too many trained patternmakers out in Brunswick today. I think I got away with it.

11 comments:

Pinktulip said...

Wow! What a great idea! And it looks lovely. I might just try this one soon.

Alison said...

I like your style!

Handmade said...

Lovin those instructions on the arty photo!

Kirsty said...

Any instructions that use the word "hacked" are brilliant in my opinion.

Katy said...

Totally agree with Kirsty - nice job!!

Tinniegirl said...

Well now you're just showing off! It looks great.

handmaiden said...

wow...who needs a pattern, great job and I love that top u r waring...my colours

craftygirlwithruffle said...

Oh, I do like that.

Serena said...

It's so cute! And very flattering! I'm going to have to try this.

casserole said...

I love it!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing Blog: http://nicolemdesign.blogspot.com/2009/03/wrap-it-around-and-sew-skirt.html
--Anne

The Handmaden said...

What a lovely skirt, very simple but very inventive!