garbage skirt

Remember Penguin shirts? Well, apparently the penguin is back and in much finer form under the label Original Penguin by Munsingwear. I fell in love with a couple of skirts.

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The one on the left is ON SALE for $165! That is just crazy expensive. I decided to use the skirts as inspiration and make my own.
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What folly! I couldn’t do the V-yoke or those cute little scallop dealies. Oh well, mine didn’t cost $165. I used for the centerpiece a little piece of Liberty of London fabric that Anna sent me a while back. I then went to Fabric Depot and spaced out for a really long time trying to find complementary fabrics. I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, but you know how that can be. So anyway, the reason I call it the garbage skirt is because the woman who cut the fabric for me asked me what I was going to make, and I said a tiered skirt with some stuff on it, and she proceeded to tell me that she loves to make skirts with all kinds of fabrics and stick a bunch of lace on them. She calls them her garbage skirts, I’m assuming because she uses all remnants. I thought that was great.
Okay, I’d better get back to sewing. My in-laws arrive tomorrow, so I need to get in some last-minute sewing! I might eat some ice cream first, though.

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28 Responses to garbage skirt

  1. Stacie says:

    I like yours WAY better!

  2. myra says:

    That is fabulous! And I agree with Stacie, yours is way better!

  3. megan says:

    I’ll pay you 165$ for a garbage skirt…why aren’t you my personal designer??

  4. sally says:

    Oh, I love your garbage skirt…very cute! I love those ladies at FDepot…so nice and chatty!

  5. molly! says:

    That is so cute! I totally want to make one too!

  6. Rachael says:

    I love that. And I agree, yours is better.

  7. Betsy says:

    You could seriously make this a FT job!
    That skirt is awesome!

  8. sara says:

    Love the skirt! I can’t believe how much the Penguin clothing costs. I tried to find it cheaper on ebay but the seller flaked out on me and never sent me the skirt. Guess I’ll have to make my own now. 😉

  9. Carrie says:

    I love, love, love the way yours turned out! It’s so cute and so unique, and what a perfect way to use up scraps…hmmm. Very inspiring!

  10. janel says:

    Now you’re just showing off 😉

  11. jackie says:

    That is seriously adorable. Love it!

  12. Gina says:

    I love that too! I like the way that you trimmed it. I think one is ric-rac? Or are they really slim lines of a complimentary fabric? Very nice.

  13. Kristin says:

    What a great idea!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Wow – how fun! Your skirts are always so much fun. I love that the fabric has meaning for you. Wear it well. Just don’t wear it to take out the garbage. That would be a shame.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Very cute! I love when people knock off RTW clothes for a fraction of the cost! I also have to say that I like the colors in yours better was well.

  16. Tara says:

    I’m a huge lurker on your blog. I had to come out to tell you how great this skirt is. I’m going to try to knock off your knock off.

  17. Gina says:

    This just shows you how much of a treasure garbage can be. Cute skirt!

  18. Jenn says:

    You know what, sweetheart? I like yours better than the actual Penguin skirts. It turned out great.

  19. marielle says:

    Personally I prefer just about anything handmade to mass-produced items, regardless of whether they cost $164 or not – and this is no exception. I love the garbage skirt!

  20. alison says:

    Faaaabulous, you are!

  21. melissa f. says:

    oh gall, now i know what you mean about the penguin thing. those are sweet. may have to look into a fall option. much more flattering than that gathered tiered hippy nonesense.

  22. melissa says:

    That’s some cool garbage!

  23. Siow Chin says:

    This is really cool!

  24. suzy says:

    That skirt is awesome! I like it better than the $165 one too.

  25. Lavender says:

    It’s nice but not that nice! Yours is much nicer.

  26. Jessica says:

    Your skirt is a million times cuter! I want 🙂

  27. susan says:

    I love the colors of your skirt!

  28. These skirts are all lovely, but I agree with the others – I like yours best! makes me feel like breaking out the scraps and the sewing machine….

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