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Boring Curtains to Vibrant 50s Inspired Skirt

I started off the morning with a pair of cotton curtains. The fabric is fairly stiff, but has a really nice texture to it. I thought it might make a nice skirt, so I went to work on it 🙂

First thing was to cut out two rectangles from the bottom of each curtain. The sides were sewn together – here is a close up of the side seam.  I decided to go with a flat felled seam to keep the raw edges from fraying and to increase the durability of the seams.  There is one on either side of the skirt.

The finished skirt ~

My favorite thing about this skirt (and the most tedious to sew) is that the back of the waistband is elasticized!  So the front waistband is smooth, and I don’t feel the need to hide it with a belt 🙂

Here is a picture of me wearing it (excuse the mess – I promise the other side of the room is much cleaner!)

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One comment on “Boring Curtains to Vibrant 50s Inspired Skirt

  1. Emily Nash
    September 9, 2011

    I love this! It reminds me of “The Sound of Music” when maria makes all the kids clothes out of old curtains!

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