ScrapHappy June 2022

Another jeans-to-skirt ScrapHappy project – or to be accurate, a denim mini skirt that I’d picked up at a thrift shop and never worn. With my legs (and, let’s be frank, at my age) mini skirts aren’t a good idea. But it was in a R10-box of bargains and who in their right mind can pass up a bargain? So I chopped off the hem and added stuff plus a bit of stitching. It’s shorter than the first one I made, just reaches my knees, but looks great with tights and boots.

Battled to get a decent photo in artificial light (Cape Town winter too dark and wet and plain bloody miserable to be outside) so these are the best I can do.

The first half of this year has been full of hurdles so far, many of which I saw coming so attempted to gird my loins, but wasn’t in sufficiently good shape to handle the unexpected ones at the same time. I’m trying to reserve what little energy I have for work-related things, for obvious reasons, and the rest is just a bit of a blur. Perhaps some clarity is on the horizon.

Here are the links for everyone who joins the ScrapHappy initiative from time to time. If you also love using up scraps, contact Kate or Gun (the first two in the list below) and they’ll add you to the group.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, EdithDebbierose and Viv


20 thoughts on “ScrapHappy June 2022

  1. Gail

    You are a creative super star Jill. Love the skirt, such a wonderful idea. Sending love and strength in your hurdle leaping.

  2. Going Batty in Wales

    That looks fantastic! And I am determined to copy the idea soon. I know what you mean about older legs – not the prettiiest sight are they? But sorry to hear life has been tough for you lately – sending hugs.

    1. Nice Piece of Work Post author

      Yeah, ups and downs, like everyone else from time to time.
      My younger legs weren’t very pretty either (they have that kind of Coke bottle shape), but I’m still grateful for two things: (a) they are long, which makes me tall, and (b) they still work well ;)

  3. Rainbow Junkie

    Sorry life has been tough. I know what you mean about taking photographs in winter, as I have the same problem but yours give a very good idea of the skirt. You are so imaginative. Love it.

    1. Nice Piece of Work Post author

      Thanks, Jane. I’ve been very quiet on the blogging front, can barely post a decent response to all my usual blogging buddies these days, but this will change soon.
      PS. Not really imaginative at all – found inspiration on pinterest and youtube!!!

  4. Quimper Hitty

    Nice long legs are good for hurdling…I know this from experience! Take care <3 from a fellow hurdler.
    I love the "stuff" you tacked on to the skirt, especially the fluffy tulle edging!

  5. cedar51

    well that’s a fine use of scraps and clothing and coming up with an interesting wearable – feel for you on winter doldrums (as Anne recently called them) and hoping you can return to the creative world real soon….


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