Monday, March 26, 2012

On a Wing and a Prayer


I'm kicking myself for forgetting the before photo on this project.

Can you guess what it was originally?


Here's a clue... a leftover wing (metaphorically speaking).


Carly found this very pretty 'what was formerly know as a floral shirt' at a secondhand shop and asked if I could transform it into a skirt.

Always up for a challenge, I took it on.

My original intention was to use Nikki's A-Line Skirt Pattern, but there wasn't enough fabric in the shirt, so I just went freestyle (that's where the prayer came in), based on Carly's measurements.

She wanted little heart shaped pockets, which have actually worked quite well. They're stitched up to the top side of each heart, and are quite functional.


The final step was to add a lining..... and voila - one finished Wing and a Prayer Shirt Skirt!

15 comments:

yardage girl said...

Thrifty and clever and pretty!

Selina said...

Cam, you are sooo clever! Love how this turned out! xx

willywagtail said...

I'm going to have to add those pocket pictures to my Pinterest board if that is alright with you. I just love the present trend of turning too large clothes into smaller ones and this is a beautiful example. Cherrie

mel @ loved handmade said...

That's brilliant! Clever lady, love the pockets & it's such a lovely soft floral print..

Leonie said...

Well done you! New challenges always make you think a bit laterally, don't they.

Sally said...

So very very sweet.

Dee said...

Very clever and pretty !
Well done you !

Sandrine said...

Great!!

Ady said...

That is so clever. The pockets are adorable and the skirt is lined as well. great job, Cam!

Lea said...

oh you are so clever. it is gorgeous and the pockets are perfect!

Mistea said...

Fabulous 'shirt skirt'. Very pretty and practical too. yay for wings and prayers

Carly Findlay said...

Oooh just remembered this was up online - thank you thank you :) it looks fab, and you are So talented :)
I love that you've turned a shirt that was huge on me to a skirt that fits. And I LOVE the name :)
We shall catch up soon xx

Megan said...

It looks much better as a skirt than it would have as a shirt, although I suspect your clever skills have something to do with that!

Michelle said...

I love this SO MUCH! So clever and gorgeous fabric for a skirt!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

couldn't see this flower pattern for a shirt, too busy, but it works well for a skirt
nice job with the skirt and recycling :)