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Spring Break Project #1: Pillowcase Skirt
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I made my very first article of clothing!!! As you all know, Erin and I are on Spring Break. This means that I get to play with my mom's sewing machine! Out of excitement, I made a list of projects:
- Make a skirt out of a pillowcase.
- Alter a thrifted dress.
- Refashion this dress into a skirt.
- Make a skirt out of extra fabric.
(Haha, I guess I really want skirts, huh?)


Here's an extra pillowcase that came with my bedding. Remember how I love purple? Well, this particular shade is my favorite! So I wanted to make a skirt out of it... because I liked the color. :P

So I examined one of my other skirts for a while a longgggg time, asked my mom to teach me how to thread the sewing machine and got to it! It went pretty okay for a while, but then somehow I managed to mess up the bobbin. :P After some troubleshooting by my mom, I was able to finish it! Here's what it turned out to look like:


Top: Present || Skirt: Made by me! || Cardigan: H&M | Heels: H&M

Since it is my first attempt at making clothes, it's far from perfect. The waist is uneven and the hemming is a bit off. But I'm still extremely satisfied with the outcome and I'm excited to use the sewing machine some more! Practice makes better, right? :D So expect my next couple of posts to be about my "spring break projects", haha. :)

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16 Comments:

Blogger Erin and Caroline said...

LOVE X 100,000,000,000 X infinity. =)

My dear you are so talented and creative! By the time you get back, I will have spread the word of your talents and there will probably be people awaiting your services. I'm first on the list though. =)

But really, I'm so excited to see your finished projects. You are always inspiring me, first with the job and now with making things. =)

Love,
Erin

P.S. no worries..I miss you and everyone else too. =(

March 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

AH! Wow, that is so so cute, you'd never know it came from a pillowcase!

March 23, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

This is amazing. I'm amazed. You are amazing. Do I make myself clear?

March 23, 2011 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

Wow, who knew that skirt used to be a pillow case?? Well done! :)

Just stumbled upon your blog and am loving it.x

March 23, 2011 at 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Erin :) said...

It looks AWESOME!

March 23, 2011 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Wynne Prasetyo said...

wish I could DIY my own skirt!

March 24, 2011 at 3:21 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Oh wow! Thats such a beautiful skirt. I love the pleating in the front. And the color is great. Last summer I was determined to learn how to sew, but never got around to it. I have absolutely no sewing skills other than a stitch my mom showed me that I use for everything. Funny thing is, my grandma and mom used to be sewers and used to make their own clothes. I complain all the time to my mom that she's withholding secrets from me!

March 24, 2011 at 4:00 AM  
Blogger Steffys Pros and Cons said...

gorgeous love the lace top with the purple! and definitely incorporate knee highs i think they make everything look better!


<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

March 24, 2011 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger S said...

Pretty outfit!!!
The shirt end the skirt look so good together!
Really beautiful!
xoxo
S


http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

March 24, 2011 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger jessie said...

the skirt turned out amazing! i love it- what a clever idea :)

March 24, 2011 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Whoa, that just blew my mind! You are so crafty; I'm jealous. The skirt looks like something you would buy from Zara. I would love it if you did a tutorial for this once you get familiar with it some more.

Cindy
Style Soufflé

March 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger kate maggie said...

Oh my goodness!! I am in LOVE with it. This color is so gorgeous and that skirt looks so professional. Good work! Ah, I have a sewing machine and I have been avoiding it this month. I dont know why! You have inspired me to start sewing again this weekend! :) You look beautiful as ever. Cant get over this skirt..from a pillow case?! Genius. Have a wonderful rest of your Spring Break with your family!! xx

March 25, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Anonymous yeah said...

good job, clarintine

March 25, 2011 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Such a cool idea! I never would have been able to tell it was a pillow case in a million years! I love the shade of purple too!

March 26, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger jooleedoh said...

that skirt is amazing!

March 28, 2011 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Pineapple said...

I LOVE purple! (My wedding 'colors' were just various purple shades! Haha.) But I'm extremely impressed at your pleating ability. Wow!

April 10, 2011 at 8:35 PM  

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