Voting is over for Round 4 of Project Recycle, so now I can show you my entry. The category was Bottoms Up.
Week 4 ~ Project Recycle...
This week, my refashion started as two skirts, one top and a t-shirt...
The first item I cut, was the black skirt with white lace.
- Cut off the elastic waist.
- Cut the skirt just below the first line of lace.
- Add a casing and insert elastic for a smaller waist.
- Add a row of polka dot bias (from my stash).
- Finish the hem with red bias (from my stash).
- Add red lace to the original skirt lining (from my stash).
- Add a bow made from lace and bias (from my stash).
... to create a short, little skirt.
Next up was to use the remaining portion of the black, lace skirt and the blue, denim top.
- Cut a strip from the blue denim skirt.
- Gather the black fabric and attach to the strip of denim.
- Add a casing and insert elastic.
- Add a bow made from bias (from my stash).
... to create a longer skirt.
The short skirt needed something to be worn underneath, so I cut into the second black skirt.
- Cut and make a pair of three quarter length pants, using a pattern.
- Add shirring to the legs.
... to create a pair of pantaloons.
And to complete the set, I used the red t-shirt.
- Cut the t-shirt using a pattern.
- Add elastic for the waist.
- Use the neck from the t-shirt as the hem.
... to create a pair of leggings.
The long skirt can be worn by itself or with the pantaloons.
The short skirt can be worn with either the leggings or the pantaloons.
Four items of unwanted women's clothing, turned into four little pieces of clothing to mix and match, for a little girl.
The owner of these clothes has hardly taken the skirts off since they were given to her. The long skirt on the left is her favourite, but she has at times layered the two skirts, wearing them both together with the short one on top. Certainly not how I had envisaged them being worn, but definitely cute as!!!
I haven't made it through to Round Five, but voting for the finals begins tomorrow. My congratulations to the last two contestants. Head on over and vote for your favourite. Thanks, Robin, for hosting Project Recycled. I've had fun deciding each week what to make.
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