I decided to venture into the world of adult sewing. BUT before doing that, I decided to first refashion something and make it into a skirt that I can wear.
I have had this wrap skirt forever. It must be at least 12-years old! But I could never part with it because I have always loved the material. I am glad I saved it.
So this is the original wrap skirt.
I used another skirt I already had that fit and cut it up with a 2-inch allowance just incase.
I sewed a zipper on the side with the v-cut in the picture.
Final skirt. Not bad for a first go at my first DIY adult wear :-).
This is the side with the zipper. I re-attached the side ropes because I want to be able to tie a bow with it to cover the zipper somewhat.
Front view. These pictures were taken at night at the end of the day so I didn't want to include my wrapped and not so flattering look :-).
Expertise needed: Comfortable beginner. I only say comfortable because I added a zipper. It was my first time doing that and it took a little bit of effort. I finally ended up hand-sewing one side of the zipper because it just wasn't coming out right.
Total approximate cost: $0.00! Cost me nothing. I already had the material at home.
Time spent sewing: 1-hour. Would have been less if I didn't have to keep re-doing the zipper.
Feedback: I am glad I am able to use this material again. I have a few African materials that my mom has given me over the years that I haven't had a chance to wear to any events because there aren't that many. I am glad I can still make use of these materials as an everyday wear.