Sewing Saturday – Green Circle Skirt

8 Oct

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.

Fabulous Fabric

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.

Stretchy waistband to allow for large lunches

And that was it – a quick re fashion into a beautiful skirt which I think Alfi has a longing to wear!

Dog Friendly Fashion

For more fantastic “Refashions”, do take a look at my blogging pal Jillian´s fantastic site here.


54 Responses to “Sewing Saturday – Green Circle Skirt”

  1. Tandy October 8, 2011 at 10:08 #

    you are far too clever! I have the most amazing skirt I need copied – I should post it to you 🙂

    • chicaandaluza October 8, 2011 at 10:41 #

      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!

  2. Mad Dog October 8, 2011 at 13:06 #

    Sewing didn’t put me off – that’s beautiful material and a great skirt. Nice dog too 😉

    • chicaandaluza October 8, 2011 at 20:04 #

      Aah – thanks so much! Just another part of my life that I really enjoy 🙂

  3. gardenfreshtomatoes October 8, 2011 at 13:36 #

    Great fabric indeed! I love what you did with it, you clever girl!

    • chicaandaluza October 8, 2011 at 20:04 #

      Thank you so much – I love this skirt now so much!

  4. fati's recipes October 8, 2011 at 15:00 #

    WOW! Where’d you get that fabric from?! I waaannnt soooommmeee 😥

    • chicaandaluza October 8, 2011 at 20:05 #

      It´s great isn´t it?! I feel like a real “hippy chick” when I wear it 🙂

  5. Just A Smidgen October 8, 2011 at 15:27 #

    I grew up sewing, but haven’t done so in a very long time. This brings back so many memories. I love that skirt!

    • chicaandaluza October 8, 2011 at 20:06 #

      I was late to the sewing party – but I love it now! Thanks for visiting and commenting 🙂

  6. florence and freddie October 8, 2011 at 15:40 #

    Hi Chica. This turned out brilliantly. That fabric is gorgeous. You always have an eye for a bargain!
    Regards Florence x

    • chicaandaluza October 8, 2011 at 20:06 #

      Do you remember me buying it?! I wasn´t sure at first how it would turn out, but I´m so pleased 🙂

  7. Dani October 8, 2011 at 15:42 #

    Beautiful green and a great job !

    • chicaandaluza October 8, 2011 at 20:07 #

      ¡Gracias! I loved the colour too – it´s so cheerful!

  8. TheDorsetFinca October 8, 2011 at 17:02 #

    Love it! You have inspired me to undertake a sewing project this afternoon. 🙂

    • chicaandaluza October 8, 2011 at 20:07 #

      Wonderful – looking forward to seeing what you do!

  9. nuvofelt October 8, 2011 at 17:14 #

    Lovely. Bright and fresh

    • chicaandaluza October 8, 2011 at 20:08 #

      That´s what drew me to the fabric in the first instance I think!

  10. JamieAnne October 8, 2011 at 17:36 #

    Beautiful! I love the colors.

    • chicaandaluza October 8, 2011 at 20:08 #

      Thank you – you can´t be sad wearing a skirt like this!

  11. thecompletecookbook October 8, 2011 at 21:22 #

    You clever girl! I love the skirt – great find Tanya.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    🙂 Mandy

    • chicaandaluza October 9, 2011 at 08:43 #

      Thanks Mandy – am enjoying wearing it! Enjoy what´s left of the weekend too 🙂

  12. ChgoJohn October 8, 2011 at 21:47 #

    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.

    • chicaandaluza October 9, 2011 at 08:44 #

      🙂 Think the little sequins would play havoc with your teeth too!

  13. Bluejellybeans October 9, 2011 at 02:03 #

    Otra prenda fantástica Tanya, la falda me encanta! Si es que tienes unas manos fantásticas 😉
    Buen fin de semana

    • chicaandaluza October 9, 2011 at 08:45 #

      ¡Gracias Giovanna! Y buen fin de semana a ti también…

  14. Rachel October 9, 2011 at 17:17 #

    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!

    • chicaandaluza October 9, 2011 at 18:26 #

      What a team we´d make – needles, cookers and hammers!

      • Rachel October 12, 2011 at 15:17 #

        Oh my! (grin)

      • chicaandaluza October 15, 2011 at 16:31 #

        It was fun to do and fun to wear it!

  15. spicegirlfla October 9, 2011 at 21:50 #

    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.

    • chicaandaluza October 10, 2011 at 07:34 #

      It´s a great way of doing things if you´re on a budget!

  16. PendleStitches October 9, 2011 at 23:39 #

    Sigh….I’m colour matching your skirt with envy over your wonderful find and beautiful transformation.

    • chicaandaluza October 10, 2011 at 07:36 #

      Thank you so much – means a lot coming from a talented sewer/knitter like you!

  17. ambrosiana October 10, 2011 at 00:25 #

    I am loving that fabric!! Lovely combination of colors!!! You are really amazing!!!

  18. spree October 10, 2011 at 21:25 #

    Happy you came by to visit and left a nice comment! Caused me to find you here – I Love your site, chica! really wonderful !

    • chicaandaluza October 15, 2011 at 19:26 #

      You´re moSt welcome and so glad you came over to visit me too!

  19. Olga SE October 11, 2011 at 19:59 #

    The skirt is absolutely lovely, Tanya! What colours do you wear with it?

    • chicaandaluza October 15, 2011 at 16:16 #

      Thanks so much Olga – well, I do have a lot of black so black or white t-shirts work with this!

  20. ceciliag October 11, 2011 at 20:20 #

    I love that you made one skirt into another skirt and really I could not have resisted that fabric either. Just plain pretty. c

    • chicaandaluza October 15, 2011 at 16:16 #

      It´s all part of my “economy drive” and also because I like to recycle..especially nice things!

  21. Michi October 12, 2011 at 11:03 #

    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!

    • chicaandaluza October 15, 2011 at 16:33 #

      ¡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”!

  22. chaiselongue1 October 12, 2011 at 11:24 #

    Lovely fabric – great that you were able to re-fashion it into a beautiful skirt.

    • chicaandaluza October 15, 2011 at 16:32 #

      Thank you – I couldn´t let that fabric go to waste!

  23. thefooddoctor October 13, 2011 at 09:10 #

    You are really talented my friend..I wish I could sew!

    • chicaandaluza October 15, 2011 at 16:27 #

      Thank you – although it was a pretty easy one this time 🙂

  24. ReFashionista October 13, 2011 at 16:12 #

    That skirt is beautiful! Thank you for the mention. I really enjoy seeing your sewing projects. 🙂 Alfie is such a cutie!

    • chicaandaluza October 15, 2011 at 16:26 #

      Thank you – means a lot coming from you! Alfi is a bit of cutie isn´t he…we love him 🙂

  25. ceciliag October 13, 2011 at 23:52 #

    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

  26. ceciliag October 13, 2011 at 23:53 #

    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

  27. Fired Up Cooking SA October 24, 2011 at 13:50 #

    Clever girl!! That skirt looks wonderfully swirly and cool to wear! Lovely fabric, I covet it 🙂

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