A few friends and I got together for an Ugly Fabric Swap. We each were assigned a person that we had to send at least one meter of what we considered an ugly fabric. Then, we had 6 weeks to create something made mostly from the ugly fabric that we received.
So I received a striped flannelette fabric. I love stripes. I have to admit though, that sewing with stripes scares the jeepers out of me! So I had a tough time deciding what to do. I initially though, HEY! I’ll do a bag. Ha. Surprising huh! Well then I decided I would do a small lap quilt as I had a pile of various flannelette pieces. Nixed that.
In the end, I made a skirt, a drawstring bag and a headband.
These are often referred to as Swirly skirts or Redondo Skirts. I did it from a pattern on YouCanMakeThis.com, which has a great selection of downloadable patterns for sale.
I normally wouldn’t mix fabric weights, but the gingham check is a lightweight woven cotton from my stash. The cow print is another flannelette from stash, and was a great match for the overall skirt.
Here is another one, that better shows the skirt.
As for the fabric I sent, I feel horrible. I tend to not buy things that don’t fit my personal tastes, so couldn’t find anything from stash that I thought was ugly perse. So I bought some clearance fabric for my swappee person, only it really IS ugly fabric. And in return, she made miss KT5 a skirt. Touche.
The night after KT5 received her skirt, KM7 and KT5 were having a conversation about said skirt deciding it was such a beautiful skirt. KT5 loved it so much, that she even slept in it. Um, ok.