Turqoise obsession

Here’s a quick and easy make that is perfect if you’re off on holiday and need some co-ordinating items for your holiday capsule wardrobe.

Personally I was looking for something turquoise as I had planned on packing several items that had turquoise as a base colour or a detail colour. Turquoise dominated my summer wardrobe last year; I guess you could say it became something of an obsession!

I bought this T-shirt in the perfect colour – £2.99 from the PDSA shop in Whitby.

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To make a skirt out of this, I used a stretchy jersey skirt that I already have as a template. I cut around the skirt leaving about 1.5 cm seam allowance all the way around. I actually made mine a little longer than the original; several centimetres longer in fact. I want to keep the original hem of the T-shirt as a hem for the skirt. I also cut two rectangles for a waistband that will contain elastic.

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The first step was so quick I don’t even have a photo of it. I sewed up the side seams using the overlocker.

After some deliberation, I decided to jazz things up a bit by adding a piece of co-ordinating silk to the front waistband (actually an offcut from this project), so my waistband pieces looked like this:

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All I did was measure a piece of elastic around my waist to get the right size, and sewed it into a loop….

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…inserted it into my waistband, which is the two pieces joined together at the side seams and folded in half lengthways…

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…and sewed it onto my skirt.

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Here’s how it looks as part of my holiday wardrobe. You may recognise the blouse from posts such as this one.

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