Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sequins, stripes, and zippers....a few of my favorite things!



Several months ago I picked up a sequined t-shirt for a couple of bucks.  I always knew that I would make a skirt from it.  Although in all honesty, I don't have a lot of places to where such a glimmering skirt.  But, last weekend's white elephant Christmas party presented just the right opportunity!

Using the front of the t-shirt, I used all of the fabric I could to cut a rectangle.  I retained the stretchy lining and cut it into a matching rectangle as well.  I hemmed both along the bottom edge.  The front of the t-shirt wasn't big enough to wrap all the way around my body as you can see below.  I pinned it on my dress form to give me an idea of the size of inset I would need.


I cut a triangular inset from the back of the t-shirt, positioning the neck zipper at the hem of my skirt.


After stitching the inset in place, I cut a waistband from some stretch lycra, folded it over, and attached it to the top of the skirt.  Pretty easy!



  


I wore it that night with a black sweater, necklace, and black suede booties.  Now I just need more occasions to wear it!



I like to link to these great parties!


19 comments:

  1. Hi Susan!
    This is awesome! What a great refashion!
    Kisses from portugal!

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  2. Wow! That's gorgeous; hope you get more opportunities to wear it. Tell your hubby you want to go to a Christmas concert or play.

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    1. Thank you! Great idea on going to a concert or play! We are going to see the new Star Wars movie on Friday, although I don't think I'll be wearing my fancy new skirt! :-)

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  3. That is just darling!! When I read your description of what you had done (before seeing the picture) I was thinking 'no way' but I was wrong. Very creative and attractive!!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I enjoy refashioning because sometimes the limitations you have with certain garments, such as not enough fabric, give some really fun results to the finished project.

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  4. It looks stunning! Do you have any pictures of you wearing it? You continually inspire me!

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Deb! The night I wore the skirt, we were in a hurry to get to the party. Plus, I think pictures taken in natural lighting are always better. So, having said that, nope, no pictures of me wearing the skirt! Sorry!

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  5. That is so cool. I love your refashioning. Been following you for ages and would not miss a post.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm flattered by your loyalty and hope I never disappoint!

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  6. wow! that is gorgeous! so many times i have done the same thing... buy something with the vision of something more... but that's where it stops in most cases for me. i wish i had even a tenth of your talent! i might actually accomplish something. guess i need to step up or step off. you are inspiring!

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  7. So chic and stylish--what a creative idea! Psyched to have found your blog and looking forward to perusing more of the archives.

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  8. Another very clever refashion, Susan, especially adding the back of the t-shirt with the zipper to the bottom front of the skirt. More nights out on the town are in order.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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