It has been a while since I posted about the clothing diet.(or anything else!) I did continue sewing over the summer and made a skirt from scratch but don’t have a photo. What is more interesting, I think is this top which was a skirt. Here is the skirt. It is a white cotton skirt made from panels of different fabrics. Some panels are embroidered, others pin-tucked or lacy. It does seem a little stained in the picture but bleach and sunshine did a great job on that.
I wanted to feature the embroidered panels in the top so I cut my pieces from the bottom of the skirt making the scalloped hem the hem of the new top. There was enough of the pin-tucked section to cut both sleeves from it too.
I made it in summer, photographed it in fall and finally got around to posting just before winter.
This is the first time I’ve ever posted a comment on a blog! I’m a bit slow!
Your clothing diet is very impressive. I’ve done a lot of sewing in my life, but not always with acceptable results. Your results have always been much better. That blouse is a stunner.
In our household, we have all lost a lot of weight and I am currently working my way though a pile of clothes and seeing what I can do with them. I have discovered that trousers can only be taken in so far and no further.Blouses and skirts are being slimmed down fairly successfully.
I look forward to seeing your next makeover.
You are so creative! Please toss me about 25% of your talent please. I’m enjoying your photos and your stories.