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... and one upcycle at a time... Welcome to my blog: A place to have an "over the fence conversation" about sewing, altered couture, upcycling, and all kinds of crafts using found objects, beads, ephemera and other vintage finds!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Edwardian Skirt Update

I am working on this lovely Edwardian Skirt from Vintage Pattern Lending Library.  I'm planning to pair it with my Armistice Blouse.  I fell in love with this skirt the second I saw it.  Of course, there's nothing to all the straight sewing, but that cute little scalloped edge detail on the left side of the skirt is taking some machinations, let me tell you. 

This one is going to take a little longer than planned, probably going into next week.  I want to do self fabric covered buttons, and I'm considering some possible details for the binding on the scallops.  Please, if any of you have done this skirt, please do leave a comment and give me any advice you have!

Instead of completing this little gem by tomorrow, I think I'll do a little refashioning tomorrow so that I can chock up an accomplishment for the week.  I couldn't let a week go by without finishing something!


  1. Hi there! I found you on a blog hop and thought I'd say "hi!" I find what you do totally fascinating. Mostly because I am so NOT talented in that area although I think it would be such an awesome skill to have!

    I'm a new follower and would love if you'd consider following back! Hope to see you soon! Happy Easter!

    1. Happy to follow you back! Thanks for your kind words.

  2. Hi, Dee,
    I've nominated you for a blog award. The post goes up tomorrow morning at
    I hope you like it.

    1. Thank you so much, Denise! I love it! I'm working on my post, and thanks again.