January 20, 2011

No Before, but Here's the After!

I have this little superstition in me that comes from creating things for a while.  It is that every time I decide to take before photos so I can share the transformation of something, I mess up the whole project and don't end up with an after.  It has been the case more times than I can count so with this particular project I decided to leave well enough alone and just finish it so I could share the after photos with you.

But there's no harm in telling you what I did...

My husband recently got rid of a lot of old pants that were either completely worn at the ankle, too big, too small or simply no longer his style.  Because we both have close to the same waist dimensions I had this great idea that I could make use of all these little treasures and create myself a bunch of pocketed skirts for this upcoming summer!  (The one that I pray every day is right around the corner!)

This first little number used to be a pair of shorts.  The material is kind of a heavy seersucker type cotton and it fits me great now! 

The waist may be a teeny bit too big but I can take that in as the warmer months get closer.  What do you think?  In life the fabric is baby blue & navy and I already have the perfect white hoodie to create a preppy little sailor outfit.

Now if only it would stop snowing around here!

I hope everyone gets a chance to swing by Harvest Moon By Hand to check out the Mid Week Motivation posts, some fantastic artisans over there!  Now I need to think of what next week's motivation will be!


Rosebud Collection said...

You are so darn clever..They are wonderful..Hey, I like this blog set up..another clever thing.
I know you are getting ready for the next round of storms..I am so sick of this weather..Not to keep complaining, but it is a drag. I don't dare drive anywhere, since it seems the hills enjoy my going backwards. Keep warm and we will do the same..xoxoRosebud/Carolyn

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

That is such a great way to reuse a pair of pants or shorts! I agree with Carolyn - that's very clever!

I enjoy going to second-hand shops also because the fabric used for some of the clothes is so nice - and a lot cheaper to purchase than buying it in a fabric store.

Rosebud Collection said...

Back again Jenn..We are getting hit with nasty weather..we will drop 29-30 below Sat. morning..
Snow is starting..all schools are closed. I tell you, spring can't get here fast enough. Guess we have to be thankful we are warm and have food..and I wonder why I gain weight in the winter..haha..
Keep warm and safe..keep sewing..that is a good way to keep positive, while I try and catch a drip from an icicle. Course, not today..Take care..xoxoRosebud/Carolyn

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Judi FitzPatrick said...

Looks great, can't wait to see it in person!
Peace, Judi