Sunday, 21 September 2014
My friend gave me a pair of curtains printed with the cast of the Disney Pixar film 'Cars'. She thought I could make something out of them and we did suggest sensible options like children's cushions. Did I do that? Nope, made myself a skirt.
I had wanted to make a skirt with contrasting side panel pockets for a few weeks now, and having looked through my BurdaStyle magazines found the perfect pattern in issue 7/2011. (Note to Mr HoffiCoffi - those old magazines I store in that cupboard do come in handy from time to time!) Well I say it was the perfect pattern - it was a petite pattern which didn't go up to my size so some tweaking was involved!
I do like the contrasting pocket panel though. The red fabric is from a bundle of scrap fabrics purchased on Ebay - and judging by the edge finish on the piece I received I think it was probably a tablecloth in its previous life.
This last photo has greatly amused my friends. I know - such a classy lady!