Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Recykleren, the sound of music skirt

Hi everyone, today it's my turn on the recycle tour initiated by Boomie. For all you tour followers, welcome! Really nice to see you here on my blog. When Mieke asked me if I would join the tour I said yes immediately, I love making new clothes out of old fabrics! I have a closet full of old clothes that are still useful for upcycling. On top of that the local curtain shop near my parents calls every once in a while if we're interested in their old curtain samples. So I have a couple of boxes of curtains added to my stash. On that note, are you ready for a bit of sound of music? If the von Trapps could run around in curtains, surely I can  too?


Actually my project started out with a mustard coloured curtain. I could picture it as a skirt with some black tights and a vest on top. And luckely (so I tought) the perfect pattern for this fabric had just been released; the Lotta Skirt by Compagnie M. As soon as I saw the pictures appear on facebook, I knew I had to have this pattern. It very much resembles a skirt I used to have and worn for years, but never found the same fit again in the stores.
I started sewing this up, but the fabric turned out way to thick for this pattern with the gathered front and backparts and the result was an enormous skirt. So exit mustard coloured curtain. Well not really exit, it just went back on my recycle staple and I picked another curtain sample. That's the great thing about recycling, if you screw up, it's no big deal, it didn't cost you your perfectly good fabric.
Next choice was this silver-greyish fabric, a lot thinner then the first curtain and it worked perfect for this pattern. I added about 3 cm to the bottom and I sized up 1 size because I like my waistband a bit lower.

recykleren 4.0, Lotta skirt (pattern compagnie M) - huisje boompje boefjes

recykleren 4.0, Lotta skirt (pattern compagnie M) - huisje boompje boefjes

Stay tuned for some more great upcycles on Boomie's blog. You can join in the fun as well and show your own recycle sewing projects in the Flickr pool.

9 comments:

  1. Prachtig!

    Ik ben ook aan het recykleren als je een blikje wilt werpen :)

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  2. Supermooi! Hij staat je heel erg goed en de stof is perfect rokjesmateriaal. (An)

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  3. tof tof, in deze versie vind ik die Lotta helemaal Top!

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  4. I LOVE that skirt! What fun curtains you were able to find!

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  5. It looks fantastic, Maartje! Love it!

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  6. Van sommige Recykleer-stoffen zou je gewoon willen dat ze op rol te koop waren :)

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  7. SUPERmooi! Deze zou met een stevig prijskaartje in de winkel kunnen hangen :) (extra punten trouwens ook voor de Sound of Music referentie)

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