She didn't want it anymore and kindly gave it to me to use as fabric. I loved the swirls and the general print and originally thought I would just make it into a skirt that fitted me. But then I saw someone sporting a fabulous jacket made from a similar pattern and was immediately inspired.
I lay out my fabric - trimming the edges and the waist band to see how much use-able fabric I had left. Despite my grand ambitions to do something structured I realised fast that I needed to change that plan because skirts actually aren't that big.
I decided instead to go for a smaller version of the slouch cardigan that you can check out here
I followed the pattern from my original cardigan but made it about 25" by 35". Once I tried it on I realised I needed to take out some of the length because the sleeves had way too much fabric in them for being such a cropped cardigan. I snipped away and ended up with this!
So easy - so slouchy and so comfy - which if I am really honest is super important for me when it comes to clothes. I've already worn it to work, out for a coffee and just as a quick throw on jacket as I head out the door when the suns out.
This is why I love upcycling - an old skirt that is no longer wanted and doesn't fit turned into something useful, wearable and funky.
Next project has to be something more ambitious but I have to fearing ruining some of my gorgeous fabric. Watch this space to see what happens next . . .