Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Folksy, Sue Ryder and Upcycle Christmas


I was in a mad rush last week. As usual I had left things to the last minute to make my entry for the competition.

It had to be something from a charity shop that you upcycled.

I went to my local Sue Ryder shop and got a huge quilt/duvet cover. I loved the fabric and wanted to use as much of it as possible so I designed a skirt. Lacking a dressmakers dummy, I made it round me which was fun.

The skirt was made in time for the deadline and the results are out. The standard was really high and I think everyone did brilliantly.

All the entries are now on ebay and any money raised will go to Sue Ryder. So do have a good long look here.
And although I did not win I am rather pleased with myself at even attempting something and now I want to make more clothes so I am hunting for a very cheap adjustable dressmakers dummy.

There is still a prize for 'The Folksy User's Winner' so basically people on folksy get to vote for their favourite by marking the item as a favourite. So if you are on folksy and like my skirt then please favourite it - deadline is Thursday at 8pm. But have a look at all the other entries as they are all wonderful.

3 comments:

juanitatortilla said...

Fabulous skirt!!! Well done.

Chris & Krysta said...

visiting from another blog..
a good cheap dress makers form.

http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2009/11/tutorialhomespun-mannequin_18.html

I did something similar by making a form fitting dress with a LONG zipper up the back. I then took it and zipped it on a foam block (which was about my size) Getting it zipped on is a bit of a pain in the neck but it works.

Lilee said...

lovely skirt!