old pants, new skirt

December 1st, 2008

Inspired by the refashion spirit at the Bazaar Bizarre, yesterday, I repurposed an ill-fitting pair of pants and a worn pair into a new skirt. Working around the back crotch area that wanted to swing in as opposed to across, I added a kick pleat.

Next up on the sewing machine will probably be a boa’d slip or skirt with boa’d under pinnings for my niece – inspired by the feather trimmed slip a 5 year old was wearing under her cotton sun dress at the bagel store. There is no reason a girl can’t be both wild and chaste. Besides, God would not have made boas if he didn’t intend for us to wear them. Perhaps some plain, warm wool ponchos out of recycled sweaters… And, although I appreciate they are about as done as swallows were months ago, I think Sylvie needs an owl appliqued on her yet to be sewn red corduroy winter dress. Thinking maybe the village frock pattern from Sugar City for the dress. What’s with all the winter sewing? The weather just turned. Our entire day was foggy and cold.

The girls definitely need interesting stockings.