Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hi Low Skirt

My Inspiration
I was at the post office the other day, and a lady walked in wearing a knit skirt similar to this.  It looked so cute.  I thought I can do that.
So on our "girls" weekend at the thrift stores, I added a knit skirt.  Lucky for me, my sister found one and it was too big for her.
I went to the expert (mom), for some design help.  I really didn't want to screw this up. So we talked about the curve and got out a roll of brown paper, here is what we came up with. I folded my skirt in half, front to back, and traced it on the paper.  Then I cut out the paper and drew my curve.
Then I used chalk to trace my pattern on to the skirt, and I cut it out. I turned it under about 5/8 and hemmed.  I researched some sites concerning hemming knit (I was nervous).  The general consensus was polyester thread with a small zigzag.  

It turned out cute.  What do you think?
(like my daughter's messy room in the background?  I have to invest in a full length mirror of my own)
Lori








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3 comments:

  1. I think that skirt will fit me just fine now!!! Anyway, too cute!!

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  2. I think the scarf belt adds to it quite well. The cut looks good and comfortable!

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  3. Thanks, it is sooo comfortable, just the right mix of short and long. I also, thought the scarf made the outfit.

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