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« 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.

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008 06:02:36 AM »

I love the fabric.  Very cute!


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« 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.
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« 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!

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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008 10:29:47 AM »

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

Thank you for the kind comments and the suggestions! 
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008 04:44:43 AM »

I really like that! You have inspired me:)

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