A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 297,575
Currently Running With Scissors:
678 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: [REFASHIONED] Boring Curtains to Vibrant 50s Inspired Skirt  (Read 1517 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
halohalodesigns
« on: July 29, 2011 12:31:52 PM »



Excuse the mess I promise the other side of the room is much cleaner!

Full details and more pictures at my blog Smiley 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

ClouDesign
Offline Offline

Posts: 81
Joined: 13-Jun-2011

wanna-be fashion designer ; )


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011 12:53:10 PM »

great colour! ; ) Nice idea for boring curtains : D Good job girl !
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.cdfashion.blogspot.com
crafting, sewing, subjective about fashion and...
annoyinglittlegirl
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011 01:34:10 PM »

Gorgeous!!! Amazing colour, and it really suits you.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Please visit my vegetarian cookery blog Smiley views, comments and FB likes are ALWAYS appreciated!

www.amuse-your-bouche.blogspot.com
teachart
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011 02:15:01 PM »

Super cute! I checked out your blog... was the back only elastic really hard to do? I love how it looks.  How did you decide how big to make the rectangles? I've never been able to sew anything that I would be caught dead in outside of the house... Would love to make a not too complicated skirt or two before the summer's over!!  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
halohalodesigns
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011 05:44:35 PM »

Thanks everyone!

[teachart] It was hard because I had never done it before, and I thought that I'd be able to get the elastic through the waistband without using a safety pin to pull it through since I wasn't going to pull it through the entire waist band.  It probably would've been easier with a safety pin, but I couldn't find one anywhere!

As for the rectangles, I just measured how wide or full I wanted the skirt to be at the bottom, and how long I wanted it..... so my rectangles were roughly 28" wide and 25" long (it was already hemmed at the bottom, since I used the edge of the curtains, so I didn't have to include it in my calculation)

Hope that helps!  Grin

THIS ROCKS   Logged

pjhamel
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011 06:59:46 AM »

Love, love, love it!!!! So pretty!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I will happily do personal swaps for beads, buttons, and fat quarters!

My Pinterest
teachart
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2011 07:06:24 AM »

Thanks everyone!

[teachart] It was hard because I had never done it before, and I thought that I'd be able to get the elastic through the waistband without using a safety pin to pull it through since I wasn't going to pull it through the entire waist band.  It probably would've been easier with a safety pin, but I couldn't find one anywhere!

As for the rectangles, I just measured how wide or full I wanted the skirt to be at the bottom, and how long I wanted it..... so my rectangles were roughly 28" wide and 25" long (it was already hemmed at the bottom, since I used the edge of the curtains, so I didn't have to include it in my calculation)

Hope that helps!  Grin



Thanks! And if I ever get time to make one, I'll post it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Knittingjo
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011 02:32:21 AM »

It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I fund my yarn obsession by making funky doll clothes
www.nataliedrest.etsy.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Fry and Serve Fried Green Tomatoes
How to Bread Tomatoes when Making Fried Green Tomatoes
How to Make Onion Tomato Ragu to Garnish Fried Green Tomatoes
How to Make Preserved Lemons to Garnish Fried Green Tomatoes
How to Make Ricotta Salata to Garnish Fried Green Tomatoes
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Rustic Fabric Pumpkins
Are You Ready For Some Football?
Meatless Monday: Banana Pudding

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

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.