Monday, March 16, 2009

Fashion Redesign Class

This weekend my friend Lesley and I took a Fashion Redesign class at a local sewing machine shop.  We had a great afternoon, and only wished the class was a bit longer.  

We each brought a bunch of stuff to reconstruct.  Here's my bag of things, and though I only got to one skirt project, I got a few ideas for the other things in here, (I think my next project will be a sweater-cardigan conversion.)  

These are some of our classmates and the teacher.  

Lesley was working on a sweater to cardigan conversion herself!

And I was turning a pair of torn but well fitting jeans, (plus another torn pair from my husband's pile) I'd saved into a skirt with some petals.  

I really like the way this is turning out... I've done some pin tucks in it to hide some seams, and I can't wait to work on it again so I can wear it this spring!  I have yet to wear something I've made, (other than a small knit/crocheted item), so I think this will be a good test of my skills! 


Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

I still sometimes wear the beaded capri's you made way back when from a pair of GAP jeans...and I always get compliments when I do. Although now I will probably never fit into them again! I'll save them for Natalie :).