Did you see how I cleverly put the word “Sewing” into the title so that anyone expecting a recipe would be warned and steer clear if they were not interested?!
If you´re still with me though, thank you!
I recently found a beautiful skirt in the charity shop for a couple of euros. It had a tiny waist (which would probably have fitted over one of my thighs) but was quite long. I loved the fabric and bought it thinking I could make a bag out of it. Once I had washed it and taken it apart, I saw that in just one half of the skirt there was enough fabric to make a half circle skirt for me.
I cut it from the top to the length I wanted then made a simple black cotton waistband which I fitted a piece of elastic into after I had re sewn the side together.
And that was it – a quick re fashion into a beautiful skirt which I think Alfi has a longing to wear!
For more fantastic “Refashions”, do take a look at my blogging pal Jillian´s fantastic site here.
54 thoughts on “Sewing Saturday – Green Circle Skirt”
you are far too clever! I have the most amazing skirt I need copied – I should post it to you 🙂
This is how I´ve started doing things too – taking apart favourite clothes that fit well and then making a muslin copy which I can use over and over!
Sewing didn’t put me off – that’s beautiful material and a great skirt. Nice dog too 😉
Aah – thanks so much! Just another part of my life that I really enjoy 🙂
Great fabric indeed! I love what you did with it, you clever girl!
Thank you so much – I love this skirt now so much!
WOW! Where’d you get that fabric from?! I waaannnt soooommmeee 😥
It´s great isn´t it?! I feel like a real “hippy chick” when I wear it 🙂
I grew up sewing, but haven’t done so in a very long time. This brings back so many memories. I love that skirt!
I was late to the sewing party – but I love it now! Thanks for visiting and commenting 🙂
Hi Chica. This turned out brilliantly. That fabric is gorgeous. You always have an eye for a bargain!
Regards Florence x
Do you remember me buying it?! I wasn´t sure at first how it would turn out, but I´m so pleased 🙂
Beautiful green and a great job !
¡Gracias! I loved the colour too – it´s so cheerful!
Love it! You have inspired me to undertake a sewing project this afternoon. 🙂
Wonderful – looking forward to seeing what you do!
Lovely. Bright and fresh
That´s what drew me to the fabric in the first instance I think!
Beautiful! I love the colors.
Thank you – you can´t be sad wearing a skirt like this!
You clever girl! I love the skirt – great find Tanya.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Thanks Mandy – am enjoying wearing it! Enjoy what´s left of the weekend too 🙂
I’ll eat my greens any way: baked, fried, boiled, sautéed, and even stewed. What’s that? It’s green fabric? It isn’t stewed but it is sewed? Um … never mind.
🙂 Think the little sequins would play havoc with your teeth too!
Otra prenda fantástica Tanya, la falda me encanta! Si es que tienes unas manos fantásticas 😉
Buen fin de semana
¡Gracias Giovanna! Y buen fin de semana a ti también…
I’m much better (and safer) with a hammer than with a sewing needle, but good on ya! I admire folks who can do this kind of stuff. I’ll stick to the kitchen I think!
What a team we´d make – needles, cookers and hammers!
Oh my! (grin)
It was fun to do and fun to wear it!
I love your sewing blogs as much as your recipes!! How clever of you and so creative to purchase a skirt to redo!! I have to tell my daughter about this, she loves to find bargains and put them to new use.
It´s a great way of doing things if you´re on a budget!
Sigh….I’m colour matching your skirt with envy over your wonderful find and beautiful transformation.
Thank you so much – means a lot coming from a talented sewer/knitter like you!
I am loving that fabric!! Lovely combination of colors!!! You are really amazing!!!
Ah thank you – it was an easy fix!
Happy you came by to visit and left a nice comment! Caused me to find you here – I Love your site, chica! really wonderful !
You´re moSt welcome and so glad you came over to visit me too!
The skirt is absolutely lovely, Tanya! What colours do you wear with it?
Thanks so much Olga – well, I do have a lot of black so black or white t-shirts work with this!
I love that you made one skirt into another skirt and really I could not have resisted that fabric either. Just plain pretty. c
It´s all part of my “economy drive” and also because I like to recycle..especially nice things!
Beautiful skirt!! I would love, love, love to learn how to sew properly, without having my outfits look like my closet exploded! Shame on me, because I always depended on my dad and sister to sew my things. ¡Eres muy apañada!
¡Gracias Michi! How great that your dad and sister could sew. However, I do have to confess to a few totally hideous outfits that will never see the light of day…I call them “learning from experience”!
Lovely fabric – great that you were able to re-fashion it into a beautiful skirt.
Thank you – I couldn´t let that fabric go to waste!
You are really talented my friend..I wish I could sew!
Thank you – although it was a pretty easy one this time 🙂
That skirt is beautiful! Thank you for the mention. I really enjoy seeing your sewing projects. 🙂 Alfie is such a cutie!
Thank you – means a lot coming from you! Alfi is a bit of cutie isn´t he…we love him 🙂
Tanya, just dropping in to say Hi! and to check that you are OK! You have been on my mind these last two days. You can email me if you like! c
Tanya, just dropping in to say Hi! and to check that you are OK! You have been on my mind these last two days. You can email me if you like! this is a personal hullo not bloggie one.. celi
Clever girl!! That skirt looks wonderfully swirly and cool to wear! Lovely fabric, I covet it 🙂
I´ve worn it so much…I love it!