Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Making a skirt out of a shirt

My partner had a very nice shirt, but one day he discovered a stain on it...which could not be removed by washing it. 
So, what is a girl to do? 
Why not make a skirt out of it? 
Said and done - work started, which meant all pieces were taken apart. 

After that two pieces were cut out for the skirt.

The top 12 cm were prepared to make it possible just to sew down the top 6 cm, without making an extra waist band. The buttons/buttonholes were left intact.

The last thing I did was to cover the stain - the reason why all this happened in the first place - by moving the pocket a bit. 

Think it worked out really well!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

My grandmother's sewing table

When I visited Sweden this summer I took the opportunity to bring back with me my grandmother's old sewing table. 

On the inside of it it says "Sonja 1937", Sonja being by grandmother and 1937 the year when she got it. She was then 24 years old and married since one year. 

Before she married she had been working as a seamstress in Stockholm, and although she moved away from Stockholm she continued to make clothes her whole life, also inspiring me to start doing this.
The sewing table has not been touched since her death, everything in there is left as it were, even material for bobbin lacemaking - see video.