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?