Thursday, May 01, 2008


I decided to join the Summer Skirt Sheet Swap because I'd like to wear more skirts this summer. I figured I would purchase a thrifted sheet for this swap but didn't find anything after visiting two stores so I came home to see what I might have in my stash. I found this black and tan sheet purchased a couple of years ago.
thrifted goodies

It was bigger than a twin, which is what was suggested by Lisa, so I decided to use some of it to make a skirt for myself first. I've been wanting to make the tiered Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt and thought the black and tan sheet was perfect! It was!
sheet skirt
(Caution! Click on photo to enlarge at your own risk! It is an awful photo, but I'm sure you could already tell.)

I didn't use the tissue pattern from the Barcelona pattern because my measurements all fit in the S,M,L sizes listed on the pattern. Rather than figure out how to make the appropriate adjustments I decided to make my own skirt pattern instead. I used the Sew What! Skirts book for the fitted A-line skirt and then used my SWS paper pattern in place of Amy's. I followed her instructions for construction and ended up with a great piece.

So, with a completed skirt and left over fabric, I decided the black and tan was the perfect sheet to swap. I can't wait to see what I get in return!
Sheets swap


the collective said...

Oooh, that is so cute! If I didn't already have too many unworn skirts I'd join the swap. At least I can live vicariously through your lovely work!

beki said...

That black & tan sheet is so cool! Your skirt turned out great.

Anonymous said...

I was one of the lucky ones to get this in the swap and I love it. Thanks. You can see it over at my blog or in the flickr group.

AlwaysJoy said...

I got some of this too and it is going to be the first thing I sew... I am hoping that it is as easy as the tutorial makes it look since I literally have never sewed anything before... Hopefully I will be able to blog a cute skirt soon too!