Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Memory Skirt

Well, I am happy to say that I put another one of the tutorials I've posted on this blog to the test--and it turned out moderately successful. I used the men's shirt t0 skirt tutorial to make a skirt out of three shirts I wore on my mission. These shirts were very dear to me, but they had really seen better days. I wanted to hang on to them and had some sort of half-planned ambitions of making a quilt, but I don't think I have quite enough old mission clothes to pull off a real quilt. So this tutorial was a great solution for my what-to-do-with-these-shirts-I-don't-want-to-toss dilemma. So, here's the finished product:

The front:
The back:

My favorite detail, the lace:

Unfortunately, even with the lace it's still a bit too short--guess I have pretty short arms. As you can see in the following picture, I have to sag it way down to get it to the right length. I've got to figure something out, because I think it's really cute and I don't want to have to abandon it. Any ideas?


Paul T said...

If you still have the shirts, you can use the portion that was the "back" of the shirt and cut out 5 to 6 inch strips the length of the back and sew them all together for a 6 inch by how every much you need to go around the bottom of the skirt and make it look kinda like a patchwork skirt. I wish I had a picture to show you, but I don't. Hope it makes sense. And by the way, I'm Jennifer's cousin.

Charity said...

Hey thanks, that's a really good idea! I appreciate the comment, and thanks for coming by the blog :)