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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Curtains to a Ballerina Skirt

***update: go here for tutorial
A Cinderella story...

So for a while now, I've been doing a bit of pinterest picture hoarding (let's be honest, that's what it really is) of tulle/ballet skirts. I just love everything about them. They seem so versatile; wear it to a nice event or put a  cardigan on to make it more casual. Basically I've been really wanting one. (go here to see the rest of my picture hoard ; )





Source: etsy.com via Havalah on Pinterest




So I finally decided to make my own. But like always, money is like a tight ship around here, so I had to be creative; really creative. A while ago I was at our local goodwill and they had some really old sheer curtains (perfect material for my skirt) for sale. They were kind of disgusting looking, but I decided to keep an eye out for "newer" ones in the future. When visiting my sister, I told her about my crazy idea and she just happened to have some beautiful sheer curtains that she was going to get rid of anyway. Now Joy keeps things in excellent condition, so I was pretty excited. 
Curtains to a Ballerina Skirt
The curtains were the perfect material, not sure what type exactly, but they don't fray and the material lays down nicely. And so, after a few nap times of sewing, the skirt was finally made. 

Total Price: (thanks to my wonderful sister) $0
Thank you Joy!!

The pictures really don't do the skirt justice. It's so comfy and it's not too fancy and it's not too casual. 
 


It was actually kind of a quick photo shoot because of this little guy; he just couldn't stay away from the action. I was actually quite fortunate to get a picture of him snuggling me, for he rarely snuggles. But it didn't last long until he wanted me to eat his hand. Silly silly boy. 
I really wasn't going to add this picture, but here you go; totally an awkward moment

Well there you have it, another refashion.
If there's enough interest, I'll even do a tutorial. 

Vida Feliz!!!



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29 comments:

  1. Awesome. And I love the picture setting :D.

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  2. Beautiful! And I actually love the awkward photo--so high fashion. so sassy. I love it.

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  3. Love seeing my curtains lookin so good!

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  4. Oh my gosh I love it! And I want to learn how. I've had my eye out for curtains at goodwill for awhile and now another idea of what to do with them. So, so cute!

    Bobi
    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

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  5. This is so cute. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/natural-coconut-bubble-bath-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  6. I'm so glad that I'm following you. I LOVE how the skirt turned out. Very clever! Thanks for shariing:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  7. Great skirt! So pretty and feminine! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week! Pinning!

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  8. wow how cute is that skirt?? I do not think I have the capabilities to make it though, haha. great job it is perfect!

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  9. Adorable! Yes to a tutorial! I would follow it! I have some pretty green sheer curtains that would be perfect for a ballerina skirt! Thanks for sharing!
    www.shesfreakingcrafty.blogspot.com

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  10. So beautiful! I have a curtain panel I have been saving to repurpose (my daughter likes to use pinking sheers on them.)

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  11. I love the skirt and the pinterest board

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  12. very cute and cheap. i'm your newest follower. i hope you will come check out my blog at http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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  13. What a great way to keep an eye out for the right materials!:) It turned out great.:)

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  14. I adore this so much! Very beautiful!

    Would love for you to come and stop by! http://purplekale25.blogspot.com/

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  16. Super cute! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

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  17. O I love it! These are fabulous now I need to make one NOW.

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  18. So cute!
    Yes, a tutorial would be great.

    M :)

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  19. Oh I LOVE this so very much! You did a great job!

    I found your blog via Reduce, Reuse, UPcycle!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

    P.S. I am now following your blog via email!

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  20. Cute skirt. I have been loving those skirts too. I'm now following you on bloglovin and pintrest too. Can't wait to read more.

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  21. You can have a look at the ballet skirt made out of curtains. Good post

    Curtains

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