It all started with this
This jumper "jumped" out at me as I walked past our giveaway/garage sale pile. I had seen it a hundred times, but never envisioned it being anything other than what it actually was - a big old jumper. This time I noticed the fabric. Faded, but a nice color. Perfect for an everyday summer skirt. I took it.
I got out my trusty seam ripper and ripped the pockets off.
Then I figured out how long I wanted the skirt to be and cut off the top of the jumper.
I wanted to cover up the fade marks where the original pockets were with pockets of my own, so I drew a pattern and used the fabric from the top of the jumper to make them.
I pressed the edges of the pockets under and sewed them onto the skirt. Then I turned the top under and stitched to make a casing for my elastic.
Next step was to shir about five rows and add the elastic to the casing.
I call it the Every day skirt. Sometimes I'll make something and not want to wear it much because I don't want to wear it out right away. Remembering this skirt's humble beginnings and the price I didn't pay for it, I don't feel like I should save this skirt for something nice. ;) Now, I'm wondering if it looks vintage or just plain granny. I don't know, but I still like it!
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