Monday, May 8, 2017

Simple upcycled summer skirt - The Paganoonoo "Bekah"

Paganoonoo is offering sewing instructions for this upcycled DESIGN, perfect for summer!!
The Bekah skirt is an A-line skirt constructed of dress-shirt sleeves and front plackets.  The sleeve cuffs form the waistband (built-in interfacing, pleating and flair!!).  Harvested front plackets are used to make a front button closure. Three to six men’s (or women’s) dress shirts are used to achieve the color blocking.



RESULTS IN A CUSTOM FIT! Sizing is scalable; fit is adjustable based on the shirt sizes chosen as starting materials. The key to sizing success is to select shirts with total cuff widths larger than your waistline. Instructions for calculating useable cuff width, including seam allowances, are included.  For example, an XL might take 3-4 shirts, which includes 6-8 sleeves.
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$16 for digital download, $22 for hard copy

INSTEAD OF FABRIC: 3-5 Men’s dress shirts or equivalent women’s shirts.  Select shirts that are not prone to excessive wrinkling.  Cotton/ploy blends work well.  If you are a larger size or want a longer skirt stick with men’s XL and XXL shirts.
NOTIONS AND EQUIPMENT: Thread, 2 hook & eyes, 2 small snaps, iron and ironing board, marking tool (dressmaker’s chalk, etc.), pins, hand sewing needle, ruler, tape measure, seam ripper, sewing machine and scissors.

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