Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Creative Space

This week I set myself a challenge............... To make a wearable garment that was smart, a tad saucy and warm for under $5.00!!!

I did need some help from a couple of blogging big guns to gather inspiration! A seek and find mission to the opp shop was essential and a dive into my scrap fabric bin a must!!

Here we go......May I present to you my 5 buck Simple wrap skirt from scraps!! (sorry about the night time photos!!)



I discovered the wool a few weeks back for $3, and was sitting on it until I spotted Kate @ Foxes lane fantastic grey wool skirt and thought "Hmmmmm I'd Like one of those!!!"

Then Patch Andi's version of my skirt inspired me to go a little longer in the length to make room for my tree.

The tree pattern was found on a gorgeous bag I purchased from Thea and Sami which was a huge help as I cannot draw........AT ALL..........not one single bit!!!!!

And then, hold on to your undies........I added the saucy bit....



Wahoooo RED SATIN flat DB sheet ($2) was PERFECT for the lining!!!!

Voila, Best $5 I have ever spent!!!

For more creative spaces fun, grab a cup-pa and pop over to Kootoyoo.

Creative notes : Tree and feature hem is from remnant Echino. All fabrics were pre washed to eliminate shrinkage problems. I used some swanky double sided interfacing from spotlight to fix the tree into place before sewing.....that stuff is a GOD SEND!!!


40 comments:

Kylie said...

I love it! Fabulous work Leonie and I absolutely love the way it's a united bloggers inspiration :) Kx

byebyebirdie said...

Oh I love love love your skirt!! I feel all inspired now to sew a skirt for myself. And WOW all for $5.

Andi said...

Love love love it!!
That saucy splash of red on the inside is inspired!!!!
(Thanks for the linky love too)
Andi :-)

Tammy James said...

I LOVE this Leonie!! Great work.

Jasmine said...

Yum, saucy and awesome!!

Angie said...

Leonie....this is just so perfect.

Have you thought of adding skirts to your R.Guld collection, I think they would be a hit!

m.e (Cathie) said...

that is amazing Leonie, LOVE it!!
like the hidden surprise aswell.'

angelina said...

wow. girl you know you are bedazzling...xx

becclebee said...

that is SUCH a fantastic skirt! and i love its unexpected sauciness. (and the fact that it's two dollar op-shop sauciness)

well done!

'Joyce' said...

Love it, oh totally love your new creation. Love how it goes so well with your vest too.

Nikki said...

You saucy wench, you.... Nobody else does "grey wool skirt" quite like you can!!

Sandrine said...

This is really great!Amazing it all was under 5$, well done!I tried to sew myself a skirt from scratch the other day...and I will need to eat more muffins to fit into mine! :)

Little Ted Canvas said...

That's gorgeous, I love it! Beautiful lining & nice work on the flower detail.

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

Gorgeous!
♥love, love, love it♥

littlebetty said...

Great work and very thrifty!

Kate said...

Love it! Gorgeous Leonie!
Thanks for the 'hold onto your undies' warning, because without it...you never know...
I love the way you've taken your inspiration from all over the place. The tree reminds me of this too http://foxslane.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-creative-space_15.html
Have fun wearing it. X

One Flew Over said...

Fab job Leonie!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love that skirt and for only $5.00 what a steal!!! Love the hidden lining, very saucy ;-)

I have been admiring your wrap pattern and have just talked a friend into joining me in making ourselves one. :-) I am waiting for a stash of fabric, to come from a fellow blogger, in Japanese material because I will use some of that for a panel, then probably denim or corduroy. Do you put any I think it is called interfacing? or extra material in the waistline to add some structure or is the double fabric enough? Love that appliqué tree as well, maybe I will just use scraps of fabric to do that as I know I will be stingy with the Japanese stuff ;-)

Sally said...

That is one wonderfully ace skirt. I love it!!! I've been keeping an eye out for grey wool blankets at the oppy but no luck yet... but when I do - I'll be seizing it!
Love love love the red lining.
(...oh yeah - and good to have you back after the eastern holidays - did you have a good time???)

Bianca said...

wwwweee wooooo! (that is a woof whistle)
great job!

xB

Rainbow Child said...

super lovely! i ADORE the linning <3

katiecrackernuts said...

Great challenge and great result. Well done. Like that you're wrapped in a red satin sheet ... all day. You saucy minx.

Alicia said...

Looks awesome, love it! Well done!

CurlyPops said...

Super swanky indeed!
I wouls have looked at that satin sheet at the oppy very blankly with no idea what to do with it.... but it's the perfect lining!

Michelle said...

Leonie! You have outdone yourself! Your skirt is absolutely spectacular and I may have to borrow your idea!! He he!!

Fran said...

Wonderful!! Well done.

Kuka said...

gorgeous! that flash of red is just perfect!

Thea said...

Funny... cause I hadn't visited for a little while (sorry about that) and then I saw this and thought... that design looks so familiar. Same but different... Very nice contrasting the coloured fabrics with the wool! I love wrap skirts.

Michelle said...

Love it! You have done a fabulous job with, and the red lining is superb.

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

Leonie,
that is stunning - what a resourceful bee you are!
and I Love your beautiful knitted wrap vest pattern. Golly, now I wish I could knit! (Maaaaaa....!)

Adriana said...

It's fantastic.
Hope you get to wear it somewhere special.
Love the lining. Especially the dots.
Well done!

I so need to go and make myself a new skirt now...

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Just. SO. Clever. x

Jo's Place said...

That is absolutely stunning, I really really love it, and for a total of $5 that is pretty damn awesome!

Miss Milla's said...

Looks amazing. Great job and challenge to set yourself.

Levin said...

love, love, LOVE this skirt!
oh, and the wrap
and the saucy bit ;-)
l
x

Mary said...

Best 5 buck skirt I've ever seen!

dash robin said...

What a gorgeous skirt!! I am so impressed by your work here, the satin, the appliqué, the wrap style and wool-this skirt seems destined to become a favourite.

Cath said...

Leonie, just love your stuff! Thanks for your great cable tutorial it gave me the courage to give it a go and you're right... what have I been stressing about for years? Thanks so much ;)

Crochet with Raymond said...

I'm green with envy... I so wish I could sew! One day... when I have a bigger home!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern. I made one skirt for my 4 year old. It turned out perfect and she loves it. I then made one for me - I have a job interview today (first one in 7 years!)and the skirt is sure to impress.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Diana