A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can now organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 296,611
Currently Running With Scissors:
609 Guests and 24 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Shower curtain skirt  (Read 4691 times)
Tags for this thread: anything_but_clothes  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
owl lady
« on: October 02, 2008 07:35:49 PM »

I made this last month and it didn't take too long. The part that took the longest was measuring and cutting it out from the shower curtain.

I bought the shower curtain from a Salvation Army. I'm not very into flowery things but I thought it would be cool anyway, especially for a first clothing reconstruction. The curtain originally had this flap on the top that came down over the curtain and that made it so much easier to make! All I had to do was cut the flap off from the rest of it, sew the sides together, cut a flap for the button hole part to overlap the buttons, and that was about it. The curtain has button holes all along the top of it for some reason so I didn't have to bother sewing them in.

I didn't take pictures of the original shower curtain, but I'm sure you've seen some like this already.

This is a button and a dart. Apparently I need to learn how to focus my camera.

This is another dart. If you look closely you can see a pre-existing button hole.

This is blurry because my mom was taking the picture and she isn't very technologically advanced, at least not with digital cameras. She must be where I get my inability to focus my camera. Wink

Yes, I also made the cuff I'm wearing on my wrist. It was originally a neck-tie. They're so easy and fun to make!

One thing that I don't like about this skirt is that when I'm wearing tights (as in the picture) with it, the skirt tends to ride up when my purse is resting on my leg while I'm walking in the halls at school (I only carry messenger-style purses). I don't know if putting in some kind of lining would help, like a satin-y lining or something. Do you guys think it would help?

Comments are welcome!
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008 07:47:17 PM »

Very cute! I'm not into flowery stuff, either, but I actually like the print of this curtain-turned-skirt quite a bit.  :O)
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008 07:54:55 PM »

definitely try either a lining or maybe cut an existing half-slip to be about and inch or two shorter than the skirt and wear that with it. i have the same issue when i wear tights with skirts. messenger bags for the win!

i love the print, by the way... reminds me of some pillows my mom made when i was a kid. super feminine.

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you
Offline Offline

Posts: 6789
Joined: 06-Jan-2008

Team Wordy!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008 06:02:36 AM »

I love the fabric.  Very cute!


« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008 05:52:59 PM »

It turned out great.  I would never have guessed it was made out of a shower curtain.
Analogue girl in a digital world.
Offline Offline

Posts: 102
Joined: 08-Oct-2008

Stylist and designer with a subversive streak.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008 07:32:05 AM »

definitely try either a lining or maybe cut an existing half-slip to be about and inch or two shorter than the skirt and wear that with it. i have the same issue when i wear tights with skirts.

I agree.  A silky lining or a short slip will help the skirt slide over the tights, not sure if it will solve the messenger-bag-hiking-the-skirt-up problem.  Maybe shorten the strap on your bag for skirt days.
Very cute, it looks great on you!

Stylist and designer, a fashionista with a subversive streak. I believe that fashion should be fun and fortifying, not mean or oppressive.

My blog: www.AnalogueChic.co m
My shop: AllieAnalogue.Etsy. com
CafePress: www.CafePress.com/AnalogueChic
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008 10:29:47 AM »

who knew a shower curtain could look so cute.
owl lady
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2008 01:45:53 PM »

Thank you for the kind comments and the suggestions! 
Crafty Vegan one:)
Offline Offline

Posts: 7
Joined: 11-Nov-2008

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008 04:44:43 AM »

I really like that! You have inspired me:)

He who buys what he does not need to steals from himself.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Behind the Sandwich: Crispy Pork at Bark Hot Dogs
The Best Burger in New York City: The Brindle Room
Dr. Travis Makes a Healthy Deep Dish Pizza
Fun and Affordable Summer Grilling Tips
How to Make Creamy Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumb Crust
Latest Blog Articles
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Fabric and Felt Bird Ornament

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.