My Sister, Peggy gave me a birthday present last year.It was a fun bag of silk screen fabric pieces that she bought in the Bahamas.
I have had these almost a year now, and I have just looked a them and that made me happy! Until….
Over at Prints Charming (scroll down and see the lady with the glass of champagne in her hands…) Look at her skirt… AGHHH!! This skirt is all patched together with odd bits of fabric… Their fabric is silk screened by themselves and is fabulous and to dye (die) for!! I saw that photo and was off!!!This is what I did…
Actually I planned this to be either way… I just sewed the pieces together and cut a simple a-line skirt pattern out. I found this link to the way that the Prints Charming ladies did theirs…
She has perfect photos so check it out.
I seamed the pieces together, then serged the edges. Then top-stitched each seam to one direction. Once I have what looked to be a big enough piece for my pattern piece I cut it out. I only cut 2 pieces, front and back so it’s quick and easy. Add darts to the waist area for a better fit and then cut 1 and a half inch binding strips for the waist and hem. The entire Skirt came from the bag except for the invisible zipper and thread!!
Cool! and now my favorite summer skirt! I laugh because when I opened my present, my Dad was there and when he saw the fabric he just laughed and said it looked like a bag a rags! HA… I’ll show you rags Dad!!!