Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Sound of Blue Skirt

8.14.2010

Sound of Blue Skirt

I love the sound of taffeta fabric. It's such a luxurious sound. Earlier this summer my sister-in-law asked me if I wanted some of her old formal dresses to use for fabric. Of course, I said yes. Who can pass that up? Here's the back of the dress before. (I am currently making pillows and decorating my house so hopefully I'll be able to take pictures SOON!) Isn't the fabric beautiful?I cut the skirt off at the length I wanted. I added pleats and a waistband and now have a skirt! I've thinking about a pleated taffeta skirt for about a year so finally making it makes me feel so accomplished. One more thing to check of my list. Here's the skirt with this shirt. It's girly and classic feel.
The best part about it is I finally got to sew an exposed zipper! I saw it on Sewn by Ellen a couple months ago and just never got to it until now. I love it. It's so unique, and it's way easier than a normal zipper. Here are the instructions. (I thought they were confusing until I was actually sewing it.) To see her exposed zipper skirt, go here. If I were to do it again, I'd use a more interesting zipper and color of thread like she did.
What about some edge? I paired the skirt with this shirt. I really like it this way but I don't know if I'm brave enough to wear it out of my house. What do you think? Is it doable?

7 comments:

  1. i don't prefer stripes so i like it better with just the black,but that may be just my taste.

    the only stripes i like are plaid! : )

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  2. You did it! And it looks soooo great. You're like a sewing fairy that can turn ugly choir dresses into classy skirts! Can I borrow it? :)

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  3. WOw what a coincidence! I have been dying to get some midnight blue taffeta for a skirt or dress for quite some time! I guess you beat me to it! Lucky lucky!

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  4. oh Heather that was an awesome refashion! That skirt is beautiful!

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  5. I love the skirt, and I love the striped combo :) Its way cute!

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  6. I love it, especially with the stripes! Very trendy! I felt that way about leggings at first, but you just have to "own" it!

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  7. I love your blog! Naturally because you sew but also because you're you're just so dang good at it. I absolutely love this upcycled taffeta skirt. Dare I say this but it looks 10x better now than it did as a formal. (Though it was pretty as a formal too of course. :) I'm OBSESSED with it as a skirt though, so cute! And you could definitely pair it with the stripes, I think that makes it look even cuter!

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