A peacock skirt

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peacock-skirt1 peacock-skirt2I found this beautiful peacock fabric last summer at a local fabric shop. I didn’t know what to do with it but I couldn’t walk away with out, so I compromised by only buying one yard. That was a big mistake because of course everything I could think of to make with it after I got it home required MORE than one yard of fabric. Sigh… But finally I decided that it absolutely had to be a skirt, and since one yard of fabric does not make a respectable skirt for a size 10 mama I had to get creative. I used a thrift-store cream-colored sheet to help me out, fabric-wise, and then there are a couple oddly-place seams in this skirt, but I think that with such a bold pattern you don’t really notice. I jazzed up the cream band at the bottom by adding interesting stitches in various colors of thread. This was a very ad hoc project, with a seam here and some ruffles there and is this enough fabric to go around my rear end? But it turned out pretty well and I wore it this weekend with a cream-colored sweater and boots and I loved it. I’m hoping it’ll be equally at home with a t-shirt and sandals this summer.

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3 responses »

  1. wow you have a real talent for dressmaking, I think the different fabrics makes it look more shop bought in a good way if you know what I mean. Love the fabric I would not have been able to resist either!

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