Almost 5 years ago, I took a class on how to recycle a pair of jeans into a skirt. I took that class here in Montreal at La Gaillarde, a non profit eco-fashion boutique. Unfortunately, they stopped giving sewing classes recently because they no longer had a sufficient demand.
Back to my skirt. I never got to wear it because when I took the class I was in the early months of my first pregnancy. Recently, I decided it was about time I took it out the shelves and start wearing it. It was practically done.
The only thing I wanted to add was a little decoration in the black triangle on the front. Maybe an applique,… I wasn’t sure. I had picked up this silky fabric from the store’s scrap bin to do so. I love the fabric. It made me think about a the cover of a novel by Anna Gavalda I had read about that time.
Last week, I thought maybe a little fabric yo-yo would nice. So, I went ahead and made one. I added a cute little button I had in the center of it.
Here it’s me wearing it for the first time yesterday.
I decided to not permanently fix it to my skirt. I inserted a rigid interfacing in it to give it more body. I used a safety pin to attach it to my skirt.
This will be easier for cleaning. I just need to remove it before putting my skirt in the washing machine. And then I thought I could do a few other yo-yo in different fabrics to be able to change it!
This is a perfect project for the Summer Reinvention Challenge over at Sew Mama Sew! I would love to read this book!