Clothing Diet – a remake

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.

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3 thoughts on “Clothing Diet – a remake

  1. Aunt E

    Hi Heather,
    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.

  2. Sandy Knecht

    You are so creative! Please toss me about 25% of your talent please. I’m enjoying your photos and your stories.


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