April’s Sewing Project



To kick off May I’d like to introduce you to April’s sewing project- this skirt. I didn’t use a pattern, just measured a skirt I liked and added some length for seam allowances. It’s pretty rough- no, you can’t get a peek at the inside, but it’s totally functional and will probably get a lot of wear this summer. It’s made from vintage fabric, trim, and zipper- all stuff I had on hand in my craft room. I’m not one to usually just sit down and start sewing without a pattern, but it worked out. There were definitely parts that would’ve been easier with some sort of guidance, but it was good for me to get outside my sewing comfort zone and just go for it.

April sewing project skirt


skirt: DIY- with vintage fabric, trim, and zipper
shoes & scarf: thrifted
top: TJ Maxx


I thrifted these Aldo jelly sandals a couple weeks ago for $1. Every time I wear them I get “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly” stuck in my head, which is weird because I hadn’t even heard that song until a week ago. What’s even funnier is that Brian was the one to introduce me to this Destiny’s Child jam, by pretending the cat was singing and dancing to it. I know- I must’ve been living under a rock, but really the most exposure I’ve had to top 40 music since the ’90s has been a shopping trip at Forever 21 or more recently at Zumba. :)

You can see the other monthly sewing projects from this year’s goal here: January, February, and March.

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12 Responses to April’s Sewing Project

  1. Justine says:

    That skirt is just too perfect for spring! Also thank you very much I will probably hear Destiny’s Child in my head also when wearing jelly shoes lol

  2. Marlen says:

    A dollar?! Talk about striking gold. And when I sew, the inside of my pieces look so embarrassing haha. God forbid anyone ever gets a peek into it. And I love the fabric you chose!

    xo marlen
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  3. Taylor says:

    Wow! You are so talented! I wish I could sew…. I love the pattern and cut. It’s perfect!

  4. Ellie says:

    I think I’ve said this before but it is so cool that you sew! I hope one day I have the time and energy to learn how to sew my own clothes.

  5. char says:

    I LOVE the trim you’ve used on this skirt – perfect. I’m trying to figure out how to make up a skirt from some awesome fabric I’ve just been sent.

  6. Kristian says:

    This is really cute.

  7. Jessica says:

    This outfit is beautiful. You have some serious skill. Also I love your love of color. You always make me so happy!

  8. Elana says:

    This skirt is adorable! I’m AWFUL at sewing, so I’m impressed that you can make anything. Love this pattern!

  9. That is so perfect with that trim. :D

  10. Laura says:

    That skirt is adorable – I love the pattern! And those shoes are amazing, especially for only $1!

    And now I’m off to Youtube Bootylicious.


  11. Miki says:

    You’ve done a wonderful job, Lisa! Love the colors and the fact everything you’ve used to make this skirt is vintage ;).

    And I should go google that song now, hehe.

  12. whoa awesome job Lisa! the trim is seriously the icing on the cake too. it’s beautiful. and i’m majorly jelly of those sandals! lol.. i never say that, but you know. and making the cats dance to music – totally something we do too!

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