Thursday, August 22, 2013

Reversible Paper Bag Skirt

Shannon and I have the amazing opportunity to contribute to 3 fantastic blogs: The Sewing Rabbit, Whipperberry, and The Lovely Cupboard. It's been several months now since we started contributing, and for me personally, the experience has challenged me and pushed me outside my comfort zone. It's both thrilling and intimidating to create next to such extremely talented women!

Celina of Petit a Petit and Family is one of the talented ladies I have the pleasure of creating alongside on The Sewing Rabbit. When she posted her tutorial for the Reversible Paper Bag Skirt, I was instantly excited because I'm not much of a skirt wearer, but I love skirts. It's not that I don't want to wear them, it's just that I have a smaller waist and wider hips, so many times skirts just don't flatter my figure.

Since her paper bag skirt features a gathered high-waist, it was the perfect excuse for me to make myself a skirt that I'd actually be able to wear!

It turned out just as good as I hoped, and I love that the skirt is reversible. For the gingham, I used fabric from a set of curtains I thrifted months ago. The floral print is from who knows where, but it's wonderfully soft and drapey. Another benefit of following Celina's tutorial is that I learned how to sew flat felled hems (flat felled hems are commonly used on jeans to encase the raw edges and give the jeans a nice, finished look.) Yay for new techniques!

Thanks for the great tutorial, Celina! And if you've ever considered contributing to another blogger's blog sometime, DO IT. It will stretch you in the best way possible.


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