Knip-tastic: Refashioned Denim Mini-Skirt
This next one’s gonna be a bit of a shocker.
When the necklines’ so low you need to string a dead animal around your neck to appear ‘decent’ in public.
When the only images of the garment are on a dummy, or worse, on an invisible dummy.
When leaning forward is no longer a socially acceptable option.
Accept that the finished garment will PG-13 on regular humans.
I love this pattern and I really love the mesh-backed sports knit that calicostretch sent me way back in September, 2012 (I made this months ago but it’s been way to warm to wear it.) but I definitely need to do something about that neckline before I make the dress version. I’ve used the top for yoga and silks practice with Emily.
The contrast pockets looked cute when I sewed them in but they’re totally useless for co-ordinating the skirt with anything in a useful manner. But this has already been discussed in detail.
Previously on denim jeans refashioning.
Top Pattern: Knipmode September 2012 Top/Dress 27/28 (I’ve made the top but the dress version is pretty much straight down from the hem on the top-i.e. no tapering from the hips on down).
Fabric: Sports knit from
Modifications: Shortened it at the waist.
Skirt Pattern:Knipmode February 2009, Skirt 3
Fabric: Denim harvested from Carl’s old jeans (I used the original belt loops as is), Robert Kaufman Kitschy Kitchen remnant for the pockets, hammered hot pink silk lining (it’s silk, it’s invisible, ’nuff said), cotton remnant for inner waistband.
Modifications: None. Though I’ll shorten it next time because the tapered hem interferes with my stride and my ability to get off my scooter and park it while simultaneously defying gravity.
Greige. I feel cheated. As if I’d been tricked into reading a ‘women’s interest‘ rag. Carl tricked me into reading the Daily Maul yesterday. This feels worse-possibly due to the fact that it works in both English and Dutch. My spirit rebels.
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