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Being a hobby woodworker, when I see a piece of wood, being a fallen tree or a left over piece, I always see potential for my workshop. Now with fabric, I have developed the same instinct. I ripped all the seams of one set of curtains, washed it and put it through the dryer.
The lighter design fabric seemed right for a ankle length skirt. After washing, the fabric was very flowy but also more difficult to sew. I used the pattern of my recent calf length denim skirt and made it about 39" (100 cm) long with a hem of around 60" (150 cm). I made an invisible zipper in the front and a button. For an experiment it came out good enough. I like the flowy material around my legs when walking. However I don't think I will wear it outside the house or even in the house. It is not manly enough to my taste.
There is enough left over of the fabric to make some summer skirts.
of tunics or wrap over skirts.......It is all style of garments which fits the wearer..........great stuff...well done
I need some long curtains .....perhaps I could make them into Patch Work Curtains made out of my excess skirt collection..........L.O.L.
there must a good use for the material in my redundant skirts.....Anyone tried hexagonal American Patchwork ?
One thought ... A Harris Tweed Fishermans Smock.....