Thursday, May 31, 2012

vintage sheet skirt

Well, I'm happy to be able to cross one more thing off the list! I sewed up this A line skirt yesterday afternoon. I'm so pleased with it! I started with a partial vintage sheet that I got from Heather a few years ago. It's crazy how much lag time there is from acquiring fabric to actually sewing with it...but I digress! I was able to eek out just enough length for my skirt. I added a lining, which is a detail that gave me a bit of trouble, but it was well worth the stitch ripping in the end. Overall, the skirt has a really nice finished look and feel. The lining adds a lot of stability to the skirt...which is nice. :) This is the same pattern I used for this skirt, which I sewed nearly one year ago. The pattern came from the book Flirt Skirts, which is a very handy resource for skirt sewing. The only issue with this one is that it is a little too wide for me. But no worries, I've got big hips. It's good that they are good for something. :)

28 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

Cute!

Esch House Quilts said...

Darling skirt - it looks great! I'm seeing so many people making such cute summer skirts I'm starting to rethink the fact that I have pretty much stopped sewing clothes.

Cherie said...

That looks so cool! Love the fabric pattern =D

grendelskin said...

Great job, it looks terrific! I never bump into vintage sheets that pretty, I always seem to find the ones with Strawberry Shortcake or something....

Suzanne said...

Funny, I was thinking of my skirt fabric too. You are on a roll. I love that you took photos of the second skirt in the same spot at the first. I foresee a series... :-)

bethanndodd said...

Looks so cute on you! I absolutely despise shorts so skirts are my friend all summer long. May just have to add this one to my list. Smiles-Beth

randi--i have to say said...

Cute skirt, Amanda! Summer skirts are so comfy!

1stteacher said...

Nice work.

Jenny said...

beautiful!

Sallie said...

Cute skirt!

adriea said...

cute n beautiful skirt! :)

Barbara Konkle said...

Oh I am so jealous right now! :-) That skirt is just beautiful! That is a wonderful idea too. I never thought of using vintage sheets in that way!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I love that! I totally want to make myself one now!!

angela said...

So cute!

Fiesta said...

It is wonderful. I plan on making sow skirts this summer. Using a sheet is a great idea. What kind of fabric did u use for the lining?

themissymom said...

Very pretty skirt! And your van trash cans are sweet, too!

Anonymous said...

I like your skirt. Almost makes me want to sew clothing again. As for the length of time between acquiring fabric and using it, I think of that as getting use to the fabric. I don't like new fabric, I have to let it 'age' awhile before using. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Annie said...

Is there no end to your talents and scrap using? Nice work!

beth lehman said...

ack!! so cute!!!

Lynne said...

I absolutely love your skirt! Just beautiful! I'm off to check out that pattern!

Nita said...

I'm inspired to sew a summer dress from a vintage sheet, now! There should be enough fabric in one sheet, I'd think.

Jacqui Wise said...

Love the skirt and the fabric.

Princess Kate said...

I absolutely love the color and sweet simple lines...great job!! Another use for vintage sheets, guess I am going to have to get on the band wagon now and hunt for some!

Mama Pea said...

So cute! I wish (a) I could wear skirts well, and (b) I could sew skirts well. Haha!

amandajean said...

Fiesta,

I used cotton fabric for the lining...specifically a white grunge print from Moda that I wasn't particularly crazy about. I had plenty and it worked well as the lining because it's all hidden underneath.

AJ

Cheerful Homemaker said...

Ooh, I love it! The print is cute :)

Carla said...

Really cute fabric/sheet and skirt

quirky granola girl said...

ooh! i have the perfect sheet to make a skirt from. if only i was more confident with my clothing sewing...i hate making clothes and having yet another poorly fitting item.