Been There, Done That…A New Skirt!

Hello everybody!

A couple weeks ago, I hit the thrift store near our area for some fabric. They always have some sort of fabric at a reasonable price, and once I found some fabric remnants from Joann’s. I sometimes get up to seven yards of fabric for a dollar fifty. Mostly it’s cotton or random fabric, but it’s really nice to experiement with. I got some fabric for fifty cents there once, but I wasn’t sure what it was. It was gray and a little bit scratchy, with a slight stretch, but it felt sort of soft too. So, I bought it and it sat in my sewing room for a little while until I thought that it would make a great skirt. LIGHTBULB!

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So I shut myself up in my room with a movie (It was Elf. A Christmas movie, I know, but such a classic. Anybody seen it?) and told myself that I would have a skirt done by the time the movie was over. Instead of rushing myself, I took my time and took breaks once in a while to enjoy the movie. Instead of using a pattern, I just traced one of my other skirts to make it.

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I have a weird expression in this picture, ignore it please!

I love this skirt because it’s really simple, the fabric is just a light gray, but I can pair it with lots of things in my wardrobe. It’s Fall officially, so maybe a skirt isn’t such a good idea, but I can always pair it with leggings. Also, the fabric is super heavy, so it keeps me warm.

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What is with my weird expressions??

Speaking of heavy fabric, I was a little worried doing the elastic, because I thought the fabric would weigh it down. It works perfectly, though. I’m still not sure what this fabric is…so I’m dubbing it the MYSTERY FABRIC.

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Quick story: when my mom was taking the pictures, I said “Why are you taking the picture with my face in it?” since I’m still not used to the fact that my face goes on my blog now. I guess its here to stay…

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When I originally cut the fabric, it was knee length, but with the hemming and such, it’s a little bit above the knee. I wanted to make it longer so that I would be warmer in the chilly days to come…it’s already getting cold and I’m wearing layers!

I feel sort of mad at myself for not getting some of my summer goals happening. I really wanted to make a faux fur vest, and maybe I will one day, but I think I would need a walking foot so that the needle and everything could even go through the thick fabric.

And now is where I leave you. I really need to head over to the fabric store and get some new fabric for some new projects! I think I want to get my pajama pants over with!  And maybe then start Christmas presents…that may seem a while off, but I like starting early. Bye!!

love abigail

PS. I have some little sewing projects to blog about, including makeup bags and bunting flags! Oooh, that rhymes! Anyway, that’s coming soon…

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20 thoughts on “Been There, Done That…A New Skirt!

  1. Wow, your fabric finds from thrift stores sound amazing!! I can’t get anything anywhere near that price around me! And the skirt looks so lovely – I love a good thick fabric like that to keep you warm 🙂

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