Let me run this past you. I love innovation, changing found items to wearable items, so here is the latest. On Saturday I found a claret-coloured (just a beautiful, vibrant colour) ultrasuede suit at the thrift store. Not near my size, of course. $12.00. The jacket is beautiful and really in too many pieces to be discarded or cut up – but will keep it for now for more inspiration to strike. But the skirt! It doesn’t fit me, I can get it on but not pull the zipper up. It comes just below my knees.
Standing in front of the mirror, it came to me – try it on upside down, the hem may fit over my waist and hips. It is slightly A-line with some small gathers at the waistline. There does seem to be a possiblity that the idea would work, so this afternoon I am taking out the hem, the waistband and the zipper.
I actually bought the ultrasuede for trim, something I like to use on coats and jackets and for embellishment so if the skirt idea doesn’t pan out, I will still have quite a bit of ultrasuede for the stash.
My knitting group is meeting here this afternoon (for carrot cake)and I know for sure they will think I have gone senile – none of them sew – but they have known me a long time, this won’t come as much of a surprise!
Edited 11/24/2008 3:14 pm ET by starzoe