My guild hosted a trunk-to-treasure event last weekend. Members gathered in the parking lot of our pre-covid meeting place to share no-longer-needed items from our sewing rooms. A mere 4 hours after telling my friend that I had no interest in collecting antique quilts, I couldn’t resist picking up a few to play with.
This one is in rough shape. There are many signs of wear and tear, so I didn’t feel guilty at all about cutting it up.
I had purchased a skirt pattern (Simplicity 2917) just a few days prior and was itching to test it out. The price was right at $1.99, but you get what you pay for. The instructions leave a lot to be desired. I’ll be searching for tutorials on how to insert the zipper before I make another. I could use 1/2″ more in the side seams, but it’s wearable with the right undergarments!
The back slit is cute and absolutely necessary! I wouldn’t be able to take a step without it.
I didn’t waste time preparing the quilt top before I started cutting. It smelled fresh, like it had been laundered recently. The skirt might last longer if I had fused a lightweight interfacing to the back.
I repaired a couple of glaring holes, but missed a few. The skirt is fully lined with a thrifted piece of polyester.
I had the perfect mauve zipper in my stash. The pattern called for twill tape to finish the waistband. The closest I could find in my bin of random sewing notions was an old package of rug binding! It worked just fine.
So there you have it. A virtually free patchwork skirt! (I did make a small donation to the guild for the quilt top.)
What are your thoughts on the current patchwork clothing trend? Love it or hate it? Love it on other people?
Kate Conroy says
I like your skirt, Tina.It is definitely unique!
Through the years, I have made and sold many patchwork vests. I even made a jacket using a sweatshirt as the foundation. However, I thought they they out of fashion and donated them.
Perhaps I will regret that.
Harriet Simoneau says
Absolutely beautiful thanks for the tour I would love to sew with you n learn how to get things so perfect