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.
Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,
Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Viv
I really like this! Also, the stitching on the pocket shows that mending need not be utilitarian and dull. Another great ScrapHappy result 😊
Thanks, it was fun. The pocket stitching is just gratuitous, the original skirt had that “distressed” look!
You are a creative super star Jill. Love the skirt, such a wonderful idea. Sending love and strength in your hurdle leaping.
Thanks Gail. Hoping to get back to KM at some point for more than just a couple of hours before I lose what little sanity I have left.
Love it, worthy of a Sewing Bee transformation win. You take care too, loin girdling is exhausting.
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.
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 ;)
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.
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!!!
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!
what fun to wear, hope it will give a lift to your hurdle jumping. Love the lacy bottom edging and the pocket repair. Take care.
That is so cute, Jill. I love clothes with attitude. A great job of giving that skirt some of yours. My mind is reeling now.
Great way to use scraps!!!
Sorry to hear things have been difficult. I find it especially difficult to be creative at such times, so well done for managing to carry on with the making.
It’s a struggle. I’m about as creative as a hamster right now.
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….
You are very creative Sunshine, well done
heh! Thanks :)