Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Me Made: Fish Scales Skirt

11.18.2010

Me Made: Fish Scales Skirt

I was finally able to take pictures of the skirt I made over a week ago. The hour difference threw me off because I was only home when it was dark. To fix that, I took pictures in my bathroom. You can't really see it's in the bathroom. . . Don't judge.
I used this tutorial from No Big Dill. Instead of making a basic skirt underneath, I just sewed the bias strips over an ugly green knit skirt. (The skirt needed to be changed, my husband kept calling it a grandma skirt.) I LOVE the result. I would wear this skirt all the time. I feel like I have a fish tail or a mermaid tail when I wear it. Maybe for Halloween next year I can be a fish.
The fabric is an almost sheer dark gray soft fabric. I got it really cheap (Wal-mart 5 yards for $5), which was good because it took lots and lots of fabric.
Close up. Maybe I should have ironed it before I took pictures.
Lovely close-up with my awesome shower curtain in the background.
Instead of making a casing with elastic, I used my double needle and stretched as I sewed. That way I kept in the stretch off the previous waist elastic, but made the top look clean.
Last night I cleaned part of my sewing room. It's not clean yet, but it's an improvement. At least you can see the floor now! Cleaning really makes a big difference.
*Updated with photoshoot pictures from Janika E. Photography.



5 comments:

  1. Love, love, LOVE this skirt! Great job.

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  2. This is great! You could use a teal for a more mermaid-ish look...what fun!

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  3. I love it! I found you through crafter hours. Your skirt really stood out :)

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  4. Also LOVE that skirt! its almost like ruffles, but not. and the color is really great. nice work.

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