Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Two skirts for the price of one!


Now that the summer holidays have finally started, I've got a lot more free time to do fun things like making clothes! The first project of the summer was to take the hem up on a floral corduroy skirt which I bought for £3. When I had cut the bottom off, I realised I had enough material left to make another skirt! So I now have one puffy elasticated waist skirt, and a straight skirt - which I'd work out to be £1.50 each, haha.

The straight skirt was a bit of a challenge, and it ended up a bit too big really - definitely needs a belt. But on the plus side, I thought that the cord material was quite easy to work with. (Except when my sewing machine decided to suck my skirt through the tiny hole where the needle goes). I'm going to see if I can get my hands on some more corduroy fabric for future sewing projects.

Ooh, and I just had my hair cut :D. It's kindof based on one of Francoise Hardy's hairstyles, but the fringe went a bit weird.

The original skirt

Thankyou for all of your advice on photography with old cameras! It might be worth trying another roll of film - I'll see if I can be a bit more successful this time :).

Sadie xxx

33 comments:

Victoria said...

You are so talented. I did an A-level in Textiles and I still couldn't do that! lol.

xx

Olivia said...

Wow, this is such a good idea, I love charity shops :) x

amyyyyy. said...

I wish I was as talented on the sewing machines. I'm taking a level textiles, and haven't even got my own sewing machine. I'll have to buy one and practice on things like this! :)

thelonelyteapot
xxxx

Juul said...

Wow! The first skirt is pretty!
btw, The last picture is very nice :D
xxx

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Little Miss Obsessive said...

nice idea :)
iloved the skirt!
really nice and chic!

kiss

Cookies said...

SUPER !

Darling said...

I just found your blog the other day and I couldn't help but read through all of your back entries. I love your style and your ability to turn old clothes into beautiful new ones! I really enjoy your blog and find you to be absolutely adorable. Keep up the wonderful work!

Darling x

Em x said...

That skirt looks fantastic, it reminds me of one i aw on he high street recentlly(River Island i think). Thank you for the get well wishes, your right it probably is better to get it now! x

R. said...

Both the skirts look great! It's amazing that they came from that dowdy, shapeless, too long skirt. I definitely encourage you to try another roll (or a couple!) of film. It takes awhile to get used to it, but when you do, I'm sure the results will be fantastic.

Kirsty said...

Hello, it's Kirsty, Glenn's girlfriend in case you had no idea who I was haha! You are so clever, I wouldn't have known where to start! I think my favourite is the straight skirt! x

Mars said...

oh how i wish i didn't hate sewing! these make me so inspired to try! both are awesome, i can't decide which version i like better :)

Lady Stardust said...

that is so cute!
when i made my denim skirt out of old jeans it got stuck a few times on the machine too haha :S

xx

www.inspirations.co.nr

R. said...

You should definitely try TtV with your Colorsnap! It seems like most people use TLR cameras (you look down into to take the picture) for TtV photography, but I just started messing around because I had both my cameras out and it turned out ok. There's lots of information online and a great flickr pool you should check out.

cait harri said...

Lovely skirts. I love reworking vintage.

Hello Spy said...

That's a pretty skirt! :)

PinkBow said...

excellent diy again, beautiful fabric

jayne said...

Hi Sadie, I just found your blog and am in love with it. I love your feminine sense of style, what a lovely skirt here and your fashion icons, Florence is gorgeous and chic! cannot wait to read more, would you like to trade links?

Lexie said...

i LOVE the second skirt - you did a fabulous job on both!

Style Bird said...

This is great!

Parapluie said...

Aw, the skirts look amazing!

Vi said...

Both the skirts look amazing. I especially like the first one (:

Polly Farthing said...

Wow you're so talented! Polly x

Polly Farthing said...

p.s great haircut. Looks gorgeous!

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nookie said...

great DIY,love both of them

Amanda said...

Pretty skirts! :)

Lulapop said...

the skirt looks great! good job
by the way! your fringe looks great =)
xxx

Tink in My Closet said...

These skirts are so lovely and pretty! Look great on you!

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Fashiable said...

WOW! It looks beautiful. Great job! X

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It's & you're fantastic. Thanks for give us inspiration......

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