Wednesday, July 27, 2011

wardrobe re-fashion

this re-fashioning was one of my favorite/hardest things i've made. between the directions for creating my own chevron fabric to the directions for installing an invisible zipper (which i have not done in about 15 years) there was a lot of confusion. there were many moments where i would just find myself staring at all the cut up fabric thinking "was this a good idea? should i have just destroyed one of my favorite skirts? is this even possible?" but the pencil skirt turned out exactly how i wanted it too... thanks to the help of my new favorite book... the little green dress. i highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about pattern making. i might cry when i have to bring it back to the library! so here is it the before & after. hope you like it.

before

after

oh, and i totally realized that i got so caught up in making this skirt that i forgot sunday's 10 things i couldn't live without. my bad. it will be back next sunday.

6 comments:

  1. Amazing, babe. The skirt is cool too.

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  2. It came out fantastic Erin!!! I'm going to have to check that book out. I'm always searching for patterns that fit what I have in my head, and I usually settle for something subpar, I've never tried to make my own pattern.

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  3. brenda - i never thought that i would be able to make my own patter, but after reading this book, i think that i could easily do it again. there is a lot of math involved though!

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  4. you are so talented in so many ways, erin! you glow in all of your pictures! family life agrees with you!

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  5. thanks mia! i miss you terribly and wonder how you are doing all the time! i love your website...looks like you are doing some pretty fun stuff! we eventually need to do some collaborative stuff!

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