MAKE IT MONDAY ! / Full Apple Skirt




I have been up to some fun projects! These ideas have lived in the back of my mind for a while, so during crime T.V. time, I sat and made some neat skirts and am ready to share them this week. This first one was made of "Sack Cloth" cotton dish towels. I bought them at Big Lots for $3.00 for four. All you need is thread and elastic! I stitched the dish towels together, (they are already hemmed!), turned over about an inch at the waist, stitched, and pulled 3/4"elastic through. You can make the waist band as wide as you like. Done! 

I wanted the skirt to be full, so I used the entire area of the cloth. I didn't want too many apples, either, and the white area of the cloth allowed for 4 groups of apples. I added a belt and a simple top. It looks very "Vintagey".







I don't feel "overly fruity" in this. Just fruity enough !



 One Butt apple group on the rear, for good measure!



This was incredibly easy to make. Don't worry about making perfect stitches, especially on the waist band area. No one will see them. On the side seams, I used a straight stitch so I could iron the seams flat. Examples are given on DIYnet.com. A sewing machine is easier, but there's a sense of accomplishment when I sew by hand. Also, with practice, my stitches seem to be getting better and faster ! Soon, I will be selling these on Etsy. I will probably use my machine then. There are so many cool and vintage designs out there!
So, what do you think? I really want to know!
Would you buy this if you saw it ?

12 comments:

JordanMayTwigs said...

Oh are these the skirt's you were telling me about?!?!
I would love to own one!!
And advertise them for you!!

I love how there "Vintage Feeling".
There kick ass!!
Great job!!

xx
JordanMayTwigs.
<3

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Maria said...

I love everything about this outfit! I think it's my favorite so far. I would buy a skirt (if it's affordable). :)

Marianna said...

Wow, this is incredible! So fun!

THELOOKING_GLASS said...

Red is your color!
I bet you could sell a bushel of these skirts..
XOX

The Pale and Pallor Princess said...

OMG! That skirt is the most awesome thing I've seen in ages. I'd buy one in every fruit. Adorable!

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L said...

Wow, that turned out fantastically! I love it! I'm trying to teach myself sewing, and I don't have a machine so I do everything by hand, too. I'm not that great yet, but I'm practicing. Thanks for the hope that some things look great when stitched by hand! :)

RETRO REVA said...

Thanks so much everyone! I am so happy you like them! I'll try to sew a bunch soon !!! :)

Lady Cardigan said...

That is so clever - I NEVER would have guessed it was made from dish towels.

Lesa said...

What a cute skirt, i would buy one for sure!

Kathryn said...

This skirt is so cute! I definitely think you could get $15 plus s&h!

My rain boots are LaCrosse brand. They have cute rain boots in Target, but the Agway ones are built for work and hold up well.

Happy Walmarting! You may have luck. I have three Walmarts that I could go to. One is great, but the other two are pretty sad. The really good one is in a very economically depressed part of the state. Walmart the the BEST OPTION in that town (sad, huh?).

Literal Gemini said...

absolutely adorable and soooo creative!!

Kel Ward Photography said...

Love the skirt and love the outfit. It has lots of details, but is very simple and sweet.

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