Monday, August 29, 2011


dressin up week

My project for this week’s Make it by Monday Challenge is also a part of Dressin’ Up Week.

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Our theme this week is red. Red is my favorite color. My living room furniture is red. My kitchen is accented with red. If my husband let me, every room in our house would incorporate red in some way. A while back I bought some heavier weight French red and white ticking to make some bags to sell. But then, as we’re starting to see a trend here, I loved it so much I wanted to make a skirt with it.

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I followed THIS tutorial from Growing Home and found it easy to follow. I may have spent just over an hour on making this skirt.

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Instead of using hook and eyes on the back closure above the zipper I thought it would be fun to use a big button.

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I like how it’s causal and comfortable and think it would look really cute with my boots this fall.

Now how about you? What was your interpretation of red? Go ahead and link up. All I ask is that you help get the word out about this challenge and either link back using a text link, or the button (in my right side bar) somewhere on your blog, as well as be a Made it on Monday follower!
Thanks for joining in on the fun! 
(Wanting to think ahead to next week’s challenge? Our theme is non-clothing upcycle.)


  1. Very cute skirt!! I would love to make something like this, but I have to admit, I'm kind of scared of zippers . . . :)

  2. Love it! I'm working on my red entry!

  3. Adorable! I love the stripes. And thanks for the link!

  4. Hi, I am your new follower. Hope you visit me when you find time.

  5. I love this skirt! I linked to it in a post I wrote about skirt week


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