Black Angora Fail

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It seems like only yesterday I turned this into a No Sew sweater.

A LOT of people asked me what I’d do with that awesome bottom scrap… I’m about to show you πŸ™‚

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I knew that I’d make this in to a skirt. To give it a little shape, I trimmed the side seams a bit so it wouldn’t just be a black tube of fabric.

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I just eyeballed it… I’m so precise πŸ˜‰

I had to sew those new raw edges down, obviously. Then, I folded the waist under and made a casing for elastic.

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After I fished the elastic through the casing, I tried on the skirt. It had to be a sure bet right?

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WRONG!

I’m pretty sure I have the largest thighs on planet earth…

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Cutesy poses can’t even save it…
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…believe me. I tried to make it work.

Looking at the pictures now, I guess it doesn’t look too bad… I was just really uncomfortable. So, I changed into a skirt I made over the summer.

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Much better!

This is exactly why I hate pencil skirts (or, really, just skirts in general…)… they just don’t flatter me. From now on, IF I wear a skirt, I’m an “A-line” gal.

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I love how my Prima shoes look with it
See what I mean by my "left side" being better... I seriously think it's true :)
See what I mean by my “left side” being better… I wasn’t trying to be funny πŸ™‚

I do think my outfit on the whole is quite adorable. It’s not a look I wear everyday… but as it just keeps getting cooler and cooler, I got out the fleece-lined tights and decided to go with something different (It’s nice to take a break from jeans and tshirts). They are so warm it’s not even funny. That awesome blue sweater is a freebie from my cousin. The tags were still on it! She donated it to me in exchange for some sewing repairs on her other clothing. I’m all about bartering but I’m pretty sure I got the better end of the deal πŸ™‚

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Now, without my glasses.

So, maybe my refashion wasn’t a Fail…. It was just a fail on me. I’m not the best seamstress… I think it’s good to be honest about it. Hence the title of my blog! πŸ™‚

Ang2collage

Happy Refashioning, everyone. Remember to keep it real πŸ˜‰

14 thoughts on “Black Angora Fail

  1. You can add triangle strips of material on both sides or even to the front and back (which is adding triangles on four places), measuring all the way from the waist to the bottom seam to make it an A-line skirt. And since it’s angora wool, it would be good to work with similar material – i.e. some wool blend, you can even make it in some cool pattern to shake things up a bit!

    This angora material is too precious to be wasted, and the skirt is totally worth saving with some simple alterations. I really like you in skirts!

    1. Ermergersh! I never even thought of that: adding a triangle panel to the sides. Duh! πŸ™‚ Thanks, Sylvia. I just might do that. The Angora is so amazingly warm and comfortable, it’ll be worth the time to save it. I’ll totally give you credit in that post πŸ˜‰

      1. No worries, I’m glad to help. I’ve done this as well on multiple occasions, like when a pencil skirt material is too clingy and always ended up with A-line skirts. This trick is a total winner.

  2. I think you a little hard on yourself but aren’t we all. Did you try the skirt on with nude stockings or tights? You might like that look better.

    Keep up the good work. You’re very inspirational.

  3. I can totally relate because I can’t wear pencil skirts either! But you can totally salvage that angora skirt with a few godets on the sides and at the centre back. I think it will look really unique and cute!

  4. It’s funny how we see ourselves in the mirror… (or photos) To me, this skirt looks fab on you – but if you’re not comfy wearing it, that’s the decider! And if you want to start a new competition, for who has the largest thighs on the planet, I’ll be putting money on myself winning that!! You look great, no question.
    Having said all that, I’m all for seeing how the ‘refashioned refashioning’ turns out, with Sylvia’s suggestion πŸ™‚ x

  5. I love how you still posted this even though you were unhappy with the outcome! It takes a very confident person to admit when you messed up. I also think the skirt looks great on you but its all how YOU feel in it! Keep up the amazing work!

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