Thursday, February 2, 2012

Remodels & Additions, My Style.

Yes, I'm talking like a contractor's daughter!
Here's the 'remodel'--two skirts for my nine-year old sister that started as ladies skirts from our local gospel mission thrift.  They are both nice cottons with time consuming details.  The navy blue is a GAP skirt, smooth lawn fabric with a hem tuck and full lining.  All I had to do was pop open the casing and pull the elastic tighter!  The other is a crisp cotton with all-around pleats, and a tiny little georgette edging at the hem.  I removed part of the waistband, sewed a new side seam, added a bit of elastic inside the waistline and restitched it.
And the 'addition'--adding cute fabric and trim to the bottom of a couple of basic hand towels for the kitchen.  I had not chosen colors for the living area of our home until recently, so I thought it would be fun to make some of the neutral items a bit more fun and personal!


Anonymous said...

That espresso towel is so fun! You found a great way to add some colour and intrigue to that which I have commonly viewed as utilitarian objects!
Smiles, Rebekah

Jordan and Rebecca said...

I love the towels Angela! That is definitely an inspiration. :) Come to think of it, I need some new hand towels anyway.... hmm. :)