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Refashion for women: With A Little Bit Of Lace…

Green crafts, Repair work, Sewing  |  September 27th 2011  |  0 Comment

Refashion for women: With A Little Bit Of Lace…

British summer may be coming to an end (it’s pouring with rain here and has been all day) but I’m still making myself summery clothes in the hope we have a few more good days/weeks.. and then of course there’s the good weather and sun I hope for on our holiday (less than a month to go!) so I still think it’s a good idea to plough on with the clothes projects…

This time I fancied myself a denim skirt, but not just the boring kind you find in the shops… nor was I keen on the denim ones with denim waistbands and scarf fabric for the remainder of the skirt…
So I hit ebay and found myself this New Look denim skirt with the little worn patches and tears…
A little bit.. well 3/4 of a metre of lace, pins, my sewing machine, scissors, needle and thread later this is what my skirt looked like. My sewing machine could be used for the majority of the lace but the trim round the pockets and flowers on the rear had to be hand sewn on as I couldn’t get them to feed through the machine without stitching it together. The flowers and trim pieces came from a scrap of the lace used for the thick trim around the bottom of the skirt. I left it overhanging the denim at the bottom as it just looked a bit more girly and made the most of the scalloped edging of the lace.

It’s not so short really.. and it looks great on..

The I thought it deserved a full outfit photo as well to show how ace it looks on… notice the lace flower necklace and nautical bow shoes… yup both things I’ve made