Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Quickie

Whilst digging through my craft closet for gift wrap yesterday, my eyes instead fell on this buffalo plaid skirt. It's been hanging in there for months (years?) now, but for some reason, on this particular day, the sight of it gave me the immediate urge to sew something. I had no doubt, when I came across it at a clothes swap, that its soft wool blend fabric and pre-fringed edging would make a perfect winter accessory. Now was finally the time to make that happen!

Buffalo Plaid Cowl - Before

First, I used my seam ripper to salvage the button and zipper, and also to separate the lining from the plaid around the back slit.

Buffalo Plaid Cowl - In ProgressBuffalo Plaid Cowl - In Progress

Next, I cut off the waistband (the photo of which has mysteriously disappeared from my phone) and picked out the darts. Then I stitched closed the back seam where the zipper and slit had been.

Buffalo Plaid Cowl - In ProgressBuffalo Plaid Cowl - In Progress

A final re-hemming of the top edge, and my new cowl was ready for a chilly night on the town.

Buffalo Plaid Cowl - In ProgressBuffalo Plaid Cowl - After

I've been so preoccupied with yarn lately that my sewing machine had gathered a bit of dust, unfortunately. It felt really good to be able to whip something up in about 15 minutes.

Buffalo Plaid Cowl - AfterBuffalo Plaid Cowl - After

I hope you're all enjoying some rest and relaxation and/or festive family gatherings. Happy holidays, everyone! See you in the new year!

Buffalo Plaid Cowl - After


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