7/31/07

Garbage Picker


Yes, I'm a garbage picker.... lol. This skirt was dumped into the garbage can for a nano-second and quickly pulled out, when it hit me... just tweak the skirt in the back and see what happens. Well I thumped upstairs with my almost garbage skirt and proceeded to tweak it. This is my second skirt from New Look Pattern 6569, but somewhere along the line the side seams ended up puckered (likely from trying to finish it with a cantankerous sewing machine...lol). On the wrong side of the skirt I creased it down the middle (front/back) making sure to match up the side seams so that I could create a back middle seam, then pinned 1/2" maybe less of the skirt from waistband down to the hem and then sewed it and tried it on again, which miraculously eliminated the puckering at the side seams... and presto... there you have it. (pardon the blurry pic - blame it on the camera phone:0)
Partially Completed Skirt

18 comments:

Christie said...

Glad to see you made it work!

Wanda Kay said...

What a great way to make something old new again, very nice job on it.

Knitaholictoo said...

Grrrl you are wearin' that skirt!

Karen said...

In the trash, oh no! Glad to see that you gave it a second thought because it's really cute :)

Adrienne said...

Glad you got it to work for yOU!

Valerie said...

That's awesome! I am glad you were able to fix it!

Andrea said...

Looks great!! I'm glad you were able to salvage it. Very pretty.

PAJNSTL said...

LOL Glad you were able to salvage it! :)

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Sheila said...

Thank you. Now on to my last skirt with that pattern....lol

Mary Sarah said...

Way Cool! I never would have thunk of that! It looks great!

del said...

See? You didn't need to throw that away! Very pretty.

gold said...

Girl you are doing your thang!!!Looks good!!

anna said...

you go for working that skirt out!!! i'm so glad it ended in a beautiful happy ending. :-D

Lesalicious said...

Great job. I am that type that likes to turn something old to something new. I tend to find myself going to the Goodwill and buying some old clothes and fixing it up for my little girls shoot save money that way. WTG great job.

jae said...

i love, love, love that you recycle...you go gurl

Sheila said...

Thanks for the compliments.. I actually finished another skirt from New Look 6569 pattern and wore it yesterday... should have pics up soon. But you know me... Need a good title for the post...lol

Brown English Muffin said...

i love the skirt!

KimT said...

The garbage skirt is fantastic!