Last week was my birthday, so I decided just make myself a new skirt.
I bought the fabric at a store closing sale. I don’t remember now but there was probably some discount for buying the whole bolt because I had a lot of this fabric. A few years ago I used some of it for a fun project. I made a good friend of mine a pocket organizer from scraps of denim, lace and ribbon. I use this embellished fabric for the background. It looked something like this, but I never got a picture of mine!
To keep the integrity of the shape of the skirt, I measured both the circumference of the waistband and the hem of the denim mini. Then I measured the length to figure out the distance over which the skirt sloped. I extrapolated this information to figure out the angle at which I should continue on as I lengthened the skirt by adding the embroidered denim fabric. Now there is probably a whole lot easier way to do this, but I was pretty happy with the final resulting shape.
At the same time I bought the denim fabric I bought some matching crocheted trim. I was going to run the crocheted trim diagonally across the skirt in several places to get the look of the Simplicity skirt, but after I put it on around the bottom, I was so happy with it, I stopped there!
Leave me a comment about what you do on your birthday! Have you ever made yourself a birthday skirt?
Make it beautiful,
We shared this project with Saturday Sewing!