9/6/07

In Honor of Fashion Week

Create your own sassy smock out of a pleated skirt and a few strips of fabric. You can fix this up in a matter of minutes and then change it back when you need a skirt again.

You'll need a skirt that fits slightly above your chest, a strip of fabric that measures 3" x 45" and two strips that measure 2" x 18" (or whatever your measurement is from above your chest to your shoulder blades), as well as two large safety pins and two smaller safety pins.
Attach one end of the shorter strip to the front of your skirt using one of the large safety pins. Repeat with the other strip.
Attach the opposite end on the inside lining of the back of the skirt so that it lines up with where you attached it on the front. Repeat with other strip.
Tie your sash around your waist and show off your new smock! If you're ready to make it permanent, hand or machine stitch the straps in place on the back. Be sure to line up your seam with another seam or use neat stitching in a coordinating color to add detail.

17 comments:

Holly said...

That's too cute! And, definitely within my realm of limited sewing skills! :0)

Yummers! said...

You are too clever!! It's so cute.
Joni

**melissa lee** said...

So cute, Rachel!!!

heather wilson said...

great idea girl!!! i love it :)

Freckled Nest said...

well aren't you miss.ubber cute and innovative!! lovely new tress (top dress) :)

Holly said...

You know, the more and more I look at it...the more I LOVE the Clarence portfolio. It looks like an owl face on the front, and I adore me some owls. LOL. Just thought I'd share.

Charin said...

You are such a creative girl :) Love this idea!

robin said...

I love this rachel!! Now I need to go to target and find a skirt on clearance . You look so cute in that photo..thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

That is very very cool! Love it!

~~wenhether~~ said...

You are way creative girl! Love it!!!

polinka said...

what a clever idea!!! and so cute!!
thanks for sharing!!

Holly said...

Thanks for letting me know...SOLD! Clarence has found a new home. *doing little happy dance* Hey, do you ever make those love bird pillows in larger sizes (like 12" or 18")? It would be perfect for my living room.

Natalie said...

You are so creative! I am very impressed with this. Love it.

RachelDenbow said...

I can totally do a bigger love bird. Thats a good idea.

Cat said...

I wasn't so sure when I saw the supplies, and then I saw the picture of it on you and WOW! It looks great! You are so creative.

Christen Krumm said...

Got another esty question for you... does it work? Do you sell a lot? :D

Thanks for answering my questions :)
~Christen

dana said...

Luv this idea!! Gotta try this!! ;p