Look what I made! I’m participating in Everybody, Everywear, and this month is DIY month. I like to alter clothing—make a mini from a maxi, make a scarf from a t-shirt—but I rarely make something from scratch.
Boots: Candies via thrifted
This time, though, I did. And I did it right. I like to cut corners but this past weekend, I sat down with fabric, a skirt I used as a pattern, and all the proper supplies. I cut out the fabric (a single piece of stretchy material from the Halloween section of the fabric store), and stitched extra wide bias tape to the top edge.
The rest of the project was more like shop class. I used a hammer and pliers to fasten prong-ring fasteners to the bias tape. Now it’s a one-size fits all skirt. Wrap it, snap it, and off I go. I chose a mesh, semi-transparent fabric, so I’m wearing it with a slip.
The only downside with making things myself is the time and materials I put into the project. I spent about $15 in fabric and $10 in supplies. Add to that the hour and a half of labor and the time it took to buy the materials. I could have just worked for a couple of hours (doing something I’m good at) and bought a skirt (made by someone who’s good at that). But there’s a pride in making something by hand. It’s also a useful skill it I want a skirt in certain fabric or color that I can’t find in stores.
Are you participating in the challenge? What DIY projects have you tried? Check out all the other projects at Everybody, Everywear.