Last week, my awesome g-ma sent me a denim jumper in the mail that she had had for years and hadn't worn in a long time. Since G-ma is an avid reader of my blog (hello there, G-ma!), she had seen some of the transformations I had made from old clothes into new garments, and thought she would send me something to transform! This is what I got when I opened the package:
I had half a mind to just keep it as overalls and add some front pockets so it would look like my old Osh Kosh B'Goshes, but then I had a vision of a skirt, and I knew that's what I wanted to make. So I set out with a mind to finish it tonight...but there were obstacles. OH THE OBSTACLES.
First, this zipper tried to act a major fool and I had to rip it out and use a whole new one.
|That's what you get for misbehavior, zipper!|
|This is actually still on my hand as I type this, too!|
What I made:
Tulip skirt from repurposed denim jumper
When I made it:
Just now, duh. Didn't you read the whole entry before this?
|I am not really this sad about my skirt! I'm just contemplating my injury, I swear! I'm totally happy about my skirt!|
What I like about it:
I love the shape of tulip skirts. Love love love.
I decided to use one of the straps as a detail on the waistband to maintain a semblance of the original garment a little bit more. I actually really like the way it turned out!
And of course, I love that it is something that my G-ma used to wear! Now I can think of her every time I wear it, and I love that she thought of me and wanted to contribute to my self-made wardrobe. I love you, G-ma!
I actually still have a tiny bit of finishing to do on this skirt, but my finger cast is not really conducive to hand-sewing, so I'll have to REALLY finish when I am completely healed. Which could be months. Okay, I'll admit that that one is an exaggeration.