Gathered Midi Skirt

Gathered Midi Skirt I made this gathered midi skirt when it was still so hot here in Cape Town. I just wanted something cool to wear. I had two long strips of leftover fabric which I sewed together to make a rectangle. The join isn't great as it was difficult to get...

Easy Maxi Skirt + FREE Sewing Pattern

Maxi skirt tutorial Maxi Skirt This week I'm recycling a previous post. Sort of. When I posted this - I styled it as a dress. I did say it would work as a skirt. And as you can see - it does. My favourite skirt I ever made is the gathered midi skirt. See it -...

Gathered Skirt + FREE Pattern Instructions

How to make a gathered midi skirt Simple gathered skirt So my list of things to make is a bit like the music charts. Juggling old favourites with new ideas. This skirt was NOT on the list. I am pear shaped. And not particularly tall. I shouldn't even consider anything...

Panel Skirt + FREE Sewing Pattern

Make this easy panel skirt Panel skirt This week's DIY is yet another dead easy sewing project. I've been wanting to make a skirt with a panel. You could make a panel from a different colour fabric, or from a fabric with a pattern in it. The only criteria is the...

DIY Skater Skirt + FREE Pattern Instructions

How to make a skater skirt Skater skirt Love, love love skater skirts that are popping up all over. A proper skater skirt would be a whole lot shorter than this skirt but I don't wear very short skirts. If you are brave enough to wear a short skirt, then simply alter...

DIY Wrap Skirt + FREE Pattern Instructions

How to make a wrap skirt Wrap skirt I have a mental list of things I want to make. It starts with seeing something in a shop, in a magazine or it might appear on one of the fashion newsletters I subscribe to. It's usually a key look or item for the season. I mull over...

African Maxi Length Skirt

FREE maxi skirt sewing pattern Maxi skirt I have mentioned how super easy it is to make maxi skirts. I've also mentioned that I've been making them. The point of this blog is that I am trying hard NOT to to acquire new clothes. I'm supposed to be recycling or up...

Easy Maxi Length Skirt

Free maxi skirt sewing tutorial Easy to make maxi length skirt I am loving the new maxi length skirts. They are a great way to give a retro feel to an existing wardrobe and so easy to make. Wearing them takes a bit of practice as they are gathered in the waist, thus...

Faux Designer Jeans

How to add blog to your jeans Using tape to embellish the pockets Most high end or designer jeans come with fancy artwork on the pockets. Why not be your own designer and amp up the pockets on your jeans?And have a one of a kind pair of jeans to boot....

Net Underskirt

Easy net underskirt tutorial Use net or even lace for underskirt In this post how to make a simple gathered skirt, I was discussing making simple gathered skirts. It's such an easy way to make some of the new longer length skirts. I also said I wanted to make a net...

Adding Lace Trim to Skirt Hem

Lace edged skirt Adding lace trim to a skirt I loved the neutral coloured lace trimmed shorts from Chloe a few seasons back. I see Erdem are doing similar shorts for Summer 2011 in black. There is lace in the aforementioned style. Sort of resort or preppy. Then you...

Diagonal lace trim on skirt

Fashion is a great way to express your character. It's also an easy way to look a right mess. I have to watch myself as I fall in love with colours and items and textures and start to pile it all on. A bangle here and a scarf there and next thing, it's clean over the...

Bubble Skirt with Threaded Bead Necklace

Bubble skirt tutorial The bubble skirt has been around a while and I still can't make up my mind if I like them. Fortunately I don't have to. All I did here was add thread elastic to the hem of this skirt with a wool needle. I made a knot on the inside of the skirt so...

Meet Greenie

My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.

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