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« on: March 31, 2013 07:25:55 PM »

I have had this lace curtain panel for 9 years: and I only had the one. In our first house, I had an upper bedroom that had one single window that was narrow. After our first baby came, the curtain was packed away and never used again. I almost sent it to the thrift store but this thing was gorgeous. I have always secretly had a love affair with lace so...it stayed.

As I was packing our home last summer to move, I found this curtain and had a picture in my head of turning it into a piece of clothing. There wasn't quite enough to make a maxi dress, but by george there was enough for a skirt! It's a basic elastic waste band maxi skirt and I love it. It has such a romantic feel and look to it.



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Overall, this was an easy reconstruction. I measured where I wanted the skirt to fall on me. That was 36". I cut from the bottom up (there was the beautiful long ruffle on the bottom I wanted to use). I then put right sides together and pinned it. I sewed the single seam. I had purchased a really nice ivory knit for the underskirt. I folded it in half then laid the lace overskirt on top. I cut out around the lace skirt to get the pattern for the under skirt.

Pin down either side and sew in place. Then I baste stitched the lace overlay to the under skirt by turning the under skirt right side out and sliding it inside the lace overlay skirt. Pin the wastes together and stitch all the way around. Then just attach to the elastic waste band and you're home free with this gorgeous skirt!



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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013 02:21:37 PM »

Lovely  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013 04:04:53 PM »

I have a lace curtain I want to use to.  I've purged my repurpose bucket a few times, but the two panels I have haven't made it to the goodwill box yet.  You made a lovely skirt, and it's great inspiration to finally use my awesome curtain! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013 03:14:02 PM »

I've got two lace curtains I picked up a few months ago to do just this with, and I still haven't done it!  Though mine don't have the ruffles, which certainly are a nice addition.  Maybe seeing your lovely skirt will be just the inspiration I need to finally make my own.
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013 12:29:37 PM »

It's gorgeous! Just the right thing to use my leftover lace curtain for. Looks really pretty on you, too!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013 08:17:56 PM »

Anyone else noticing we all have saved lace curtains for far to long? Great minds I tell you. Great minds.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013 10:02:31 PM »

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who kept her lace curtain panel forever!!  Sure would like to see what you ladies create with yours Smiley

Thank you for all the compliments!
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013 04:23:13 PM »

Lovely. I scored a box of old linens and things at a tag sale. There are dark ivory colored lace curtains in the box. Time to dig them out and make a romantic skirt too. Thank you for the lovely idea.

I also have linen napkins, a table cloth, old printed kitchen tablecloths, dish towels and such. So many items so little time.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013 11:00:00 AM »

Nicely done, it really does look romantic.
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2013 06:49:28 PM »

How clever! I love this!
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