Skirt Your Curtain

Sunday, October 17, 2010
I've been sick these past few days so I've been sleeping and watching T.V....which is what I do anyway. But because you're usually discouraged from doing much when you're sick, it made me want to be more proactive than usual. I should be sick more often... or get a job.
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My productive self reworked a vintage blouse and made this skirt out of a thrifted curtain from this tutorial. So Sound of Music, amIright? I bought the curtain a while ago even though we only had two windows then and it was only one curtain. But I always liked the pattern. Can you guess where it's originally from? It's big and blue...with yellow letters. 
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I love the print of my curtain skirt and went a little crazy by adding stripes and leopard print with it. I should probably listen to my mom and wear a slip from now on...or buy thicker curtains.
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100 comments :

  1. The print on your skirt is amazing, I wish I could make skirts like you. :) I love it with the stripes and leopard, such pretty pattern mixing you have!~

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  2. I love it! I totally bought some curtain-y material from goodwill with the thought of making a skirt, but my mom and sister both said it would look weird!

    But I'll probably try to make it anyway... if not just for the practice

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  3. The print on that skirt makes it so much better. You look amazing. I used to make skirts from curtains all the time. I may have to go on a curtain hunt sometime soon.

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  4. I have never seen someone use three different patterns and still look so chic!
    My mum always said, one pattern, and one pattern only. But apparently Mother doesn't know best in this case.
    And a CURTAIN? I would never have thought of that.
    BTW, I'm first! Yes!! Been waiting ages to comment because I so badly wanted to be first.
    Okay, I'll stop now. :) Wait, one last thing. Love it!

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  5. Oh my goodness. I wasn't even third!
    Argh!

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  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. I am now your follower. Interesting blog--and you have quite a few followers.

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  7. Cute! Love the pattern - you did a great job.

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  8. Hahaha... I love Sound of Music. I grew up in a rather strict household so SoM was a treat because it was a parentally approved movie.
    And of course, the pattern mix if top notch.

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  9. That skirt print is fantastic! I love the whole retro silhuoette, made modern with the stripes and leopard. Gorgeous look!

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  10. I love how you stay in the same color palate but mix the prints! Daring and amazing result!

    Sarah
    http://baumers.tumblr.com

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  11. I CANNOT believe you made this from a curtain. Am I reading this right?! And as always, you nailed the pattern mix.

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  12. I wish I was as cool as you, but I am not. Sigh... Awesome print! And I love the leopard scarf with it, too. Maria has nothing, but nothing on you!

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  13. i'm still trying to figure out what's big and blue with yellow letters?? am i an idiot??

    anyway, i love the print on this skirt! it's awesome. and i (of course) love it with a striped top! you look awesome.

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  14. HA I think we bought those curtains once from Ikea ;) We returned as it didn't match our decor - damn should've kept them and found someone that can sew!

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  15. I would never have thought to transform a curtain into a skirt. The pattern is fantastic and translates perfectly into a skirt. Love it!

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  16. this curtain is definitely better on you than on a window. loving the pattern :)

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  17. WOW maria! looks great! i love that it is a bell shape. i think the top picture would make a great header too.

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  18. That use to be curtains? How inventive! The print is amazing and I love unexpected combinations that "just work." The belt, heels, and scarf seem so simple but add so much to the outfit, I love it!

    -Nyemale
    FauxFur, not Friendships

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  19. This turned out so well. I've been including the materials racks in my recent thrifting forways. This post explains why I would do that.

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  20. so "gone with the wind" too. i love ikea and I've seen these curtains there on clearance. they're kinda heavy/stiff though, does it feel weird to wear? but fabric is fabric after all. i get mine wherever i can (pillowcases, shower curtains,old cast off clothes, etc.) good work!

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  21. oh my gosh, this is kind of like in the sound of music where julie andrews makes the von trapp family a bunch of clothes out of curtains.

    the skirt is, in short, awesome.

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  22. I love that skirt, and it's so great that you made it from curtains! I really should learn how to sew, because it's so difficult to find skirts that are a modest length. Yours is so cute!

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  23. You just keep getting more and more talented! Love that skirt!

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  24. That looks lovely, and not curtain-y at all!

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  25. I love that striped top. I wore a similar one today.

    Modest Apple -- A Fashion Blog

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  26. Great job! Love it. I like how the colors of the skirt and the scarf tie together--really makes the mixing of patterns work!

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  27. that's awesome! i love your scarf, too : ) yea i need to get a job as well! -__-' LOL

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  28. Why Miss Scarlett, you look lovely! =)

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  29. The print and the scarf share the same colours.You are genious at mixing patterns.I also made a skirt this weekend.Feel free to check and comment.I'll be brave!

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  30. I wish I knew how to use a sewing machine. The skirt looks great, you really know how to mix and match patterns :)

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  31. Great skirt, love the print! You always have such lovely skirts! =)

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  32. lovely pattern mixing going on here! the skirt and the leopard look great together!

    xxx Charlie
    http://www.femininebravery.com/

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  33. Print mixing!!!!!! Elaine, you go, girl! Pardon my exclamation points, it doesn't help that I'm loopy and then I see stripes with leopard print. Amazing. :) Plus, that skirt! Take it from movies to make people get all resourceful with their curtains.

    Toast with Charmalade

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  34. you're so crafty!!=) I wish I had a sewing machine, I'd be making an old duvet cover in to a scarf in no time.

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  35. Love the print! I can't believe it was a curtain!

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  36. Haha uh.. IKEA?
    I love how you transformed it into a skirt, and the photos are just as pretty!

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  37. Hey Elaine,

    is it just me or is this skirt made of a kind of "see through" fabric? :)

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  38. You look gorgeous! What a cool skirt. Adore that scarf too :)

    Leia

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  39. I love the clash of fabrics and prints, your so creative making the skirt from a curtain x

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  40. oh the print on the skirt is just wonderful x

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  41. you are so creative!!! i love the pattern of the skirt, and i love the pattern mixing!!! you look wonderful!

    i hope you're feeling better! i'll be in california this week-but in san franciscso. any chance that's only like two minutes away from L.A. ? :)

    FEEL BETTER!

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  42. i love the pattern of the skirt!! I love papercraft and card making and have a decorative sheet just like it with a damask pattern

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  43. Wow you were really productive, I don't ever want to do anything when I'm sick! The skirt looks gorgeous I love the pattern :)

    L x
    Half Dressed

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  44. How cute and creative! I love the skirt, makes me want to hack up my curtains! The pattern mixing here is great, love the look :)

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  45. Feel better! I love the mix of prints!

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  46. The print on your skirt is so cute! Even though I've watched Sound of Music, I would have never thought of making a skirt out of curtains....besides, I can't sew worth a darn.

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  47. it's cool that you are transforming a curtain in to a skirt! :D
    lovely pattern. and i love how you mix the 2 pattern together~ you look great!

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  48. Cute skirt! It is so Sound of Music :)

    That's a really great idea, tho'

    The November Girl

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  49. You are as creative as you are beautiful! I need to get sick now too and go all Sound of Music on myself!
    P.S. I never wear slips either. My mom probably cringed at my last post.

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  50. Very Sound of Music. Maria would be proud. It's such great print. Not all curtains can be made into great skirts, but this one is fantastic!

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  51. Even when you're sick you're creative. Very impressive.

    Maybe this will encourage me to LEARN TO USE MY SEWING MACHINE. geeesh.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  52. u totally rock! it looks great. so much skills!!

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  53. Gahh cute!! You should come to craft night with me and some other girls. I'll let you know when we have one next.

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  54. Love all the pattern mixing going on here!! It's genius!! And can't believe you made that skirt out of a curtain - that is genius too, in a Scarlett O'Hara kind of way :)

    Small Time Style

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  55. You made this skirt by hand Elaine? Wow! I do love your style and I especially like your writing!

    I really hate leaving people comments just for the sake of leaving comments as I like you, I don't quite appreciate I follow you, now you follow me kinda comments.

    This post is one of the many examples why I love your blog!

    besos,

    Win a Yola Couture Designer Dress at:

    20 YORK STREET

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  56. Love the mixed patterns!! Great scarf!

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  57. Very Sound of Music/Gone with the Wind of you. Rock on, sister!

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  58. great job...Elaine I love the prints and how it fits you perfectly...

    the prints from your top to the scarf did not distract my attention from the skirt...

    at the last photo I was able to see and understand why you need a slip but it's already a great thing...

    love it!!!!

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  59. Great skirt. I also find a lot of curtains in trift stores that I use as a fabric for clothes. It's usually even more interesting fabrics then you can buy at fabric stores. And better priced.

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  60. My mom used to always tell me to wear a half slip, just like Happy Slip's (from Youtube) was told by her Filipino mom to wear "half i sleefs", which can sound like half sleeves sometime. Oh boy.

    I like the mixed patterns! Very courageous and well done :) Hope you feel better soon!

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  61. Love this! That's a great skirt. I feel compelled to pull out my sewing machine now....

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  62. I actually really like this skirt. It almost looks like something from Anthropologie. You're so darn talented with a needle and thread. I need to start DIYing more. I'm dying to try to make one of these skirts.


    www.styleusvancouver.com

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  63. Ikea?
    I love crazy pattern mixing, and making simple skirts. So rewarding, so little effort!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  64. Wow... you really caught me off guard. I would have never thought of making a skirt out of a curtain. .. and the item actually looking THAT GOOD!
    I like that print, it reminds me of something from that 70's show.

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  65. Loving the scarf with the skirt, offset by the stripes. Excellent mix.

    The hills are alive...

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  66. You are pure genius. Tell me if this sounds crazy or what. I found this sheet that I LOVE the design of and have been debating on making it a skirt. Is sheet a far cry from curtain, should I go for it?

    Wearing It On My Sleeves

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  67. Ah I love it Elaine! So cute! You are just too adorable.

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  68. you combined stripes, leopard print, a patterned curtain skirt and you look fantastic! What a great example of pattern mixing for lovely look.

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  69. You went crazy on the mixing, but to me crazy is usually good, soooo, well done! ;)
    Have a lovely Monday,


    http://jungleworldcitizen.blogspot.com/

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  70. i've been sick the past few days too...not a good feeling..and i couldn't tell it was from a curtain! you creative you! love the mixed patterns!
    xx

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  71. Wow! How do you do that, mix all those prints without fear? It looks so chic and fresh. You definitely inspire me to step beyond my matchy-matchy boundaries! And I laughed so hard over your "thicker curtains" comment! I think I'm the only one left in the world who even wears a slip!

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  72. You are a MASTER of print mixing!!!! I loveee this skirt and the pattern is awesome!

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  73. Thats such an amazing idea and it turned out pretty well..love how it fits u!! i think i should buy curtains next time when i go thrift shopping..Thankx for the idea...
    xoxo

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  74. Amazing! For the first time in my life, I want to go curtain shopping!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  75. I hope you are feeling better! That skirt refashion is such an amazing idea and you did an amazing job!! I always love to see personal creativity and you are def an inspiration!!

    ~Ally
    http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/

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  76. No, no. Not Sound of Music, although that applies, but more like GOne with the Wind!

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  77. patern is lovable.. and the patern skirt you wore is just amazing.. it make your look perfect elaine..

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  78. Oh I love it! Being sick worked out for something.

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  79. 1. Hope you are feeling better!
    2. You are amazing for being so productive while you are sick.
    3. I love the print of that skirt!
    4. (last one!) And I love the print of that skirt with the stripes and leopard print! Masterful pattern mixing.

    Bria
    mysunshinegarden.wordpress.com

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  80. wow you're such a pro in mixing patterns! love it!
    hope you'll get better soon! im currently sick as well :/

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  81. the print of your skirt is just amazing. i love how you combined all of them!

    p.s hope you get better soon :)

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  82. I am so in love the print on that skirt. I would have never thought to pair it with stripes either, but I love it! Well done!

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  83. How ingenious! Love the mix of patterns. :)

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  84. It's an amazing skirt!!! hope you feel better now!

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  85. That skirt is fantastic. It doesn't look at all like it was originally curtain fabric.

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  86. I can't make a skirt like that when I'm WELL! It looks great. I like your mix of patterns too. Thanks for stopping by today and entering the giveaway.

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  87. I love the pattern mixing, but it seems like the colors should be closer to make it work. I don't feel the blue and white go with the rest of the outfit.
    Adore that cute skirt!

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  88. You are clearly much craftier than me; I'm still trying to hang my actual curtains in a straight line.

    Also, love that you don't accept those stupid "follow me!" comments. Someone's got to put their foot down!

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  89. absolutely adorable skirt! you are inspiring me to sew again. it is a daring look to mix up the patterns, but it works! kudos for being so brave :)

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  90. So incredibly cute and creative! I just adore the pattern as well! The other day I bought TWO curtians that DIDN'T match because they were 6 bucks down from 60 (how could I pass that up?). So I understand totally.

    All the mix matching works perfectly too! And slips are so so so annoying. But sometimes I wear one. But mostly I just pretend I don't notice my skirts are a bit sheer...so I'll pretend for you too.

    ;-)

    heart:Kimberellie

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  91. OMG! I can't believe this skirt is made out of a curtain! It looks absolutely gorgeous on you, good job!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  92. I love that you made this yourself AND it has pockets! I wish I could do that :)

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  93. Gosh I LOVE the way you make simple things look good, classy and fashionable, not like some other fashion bloggers who take nice clothes and combine them into something totally weird and unexplainable to my fashion taste! :D

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  94. Woo, comment 100! I love what you did to that curtain, and don't worry about having gone crazy, what's life without a little experimentation?

    Ripped Nylon

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