Liberty Print Skirt to Tunic – no pattern required

I haven’t forgotten Me Made June. I’ve been sticking to my pledge – just not recording my outfits (lots of repeats – if not the same garment, the same pattern).

I’ve actually finished something new & worn it on Day 29. It started as this:

And finished as this:

I spotted the skirt through the open door of a charity shop.  It’s a Liberty print from the ’80s or ’90s.  The fabric is cotton lawn & very fine. The skirt wasn’t my sort of thing but there was lots of lovely fabric in it.

I cut off the waistband, undid the hem & seams and washed and ironed it.

The tunic is made from two rectangles & tucks make it the right size & shape.

I used a plate to get the front neckline shape & the button placket is just a cut in the front as far as the waist & then turned back on each side.  The buttons came from an old blouse long since recycled.

No pattern required.

Me Made June 2011 – Days 1-5

Day 1 with Joey

New Look blouse 6598


Day 2.  Dress New Look, fair trade hand crocheted cardigan from People Tree

Day 3. Dress Vogue 1171 from 1950. Taken at Trent Lock, Long Eaton on a glorious summer day.  My favourite dress.

Day 4. Dress Vogue 2671 from 1933.

Day 5. Another version of New Look 6598.

I am enjoying trying to chose my me-mades each day.  I have a few more things to choose from this time so it’s a bit easier than September.

Me Made June 2011

I’ve decided to take the plunge and join Me Made June 2011 organised by Zoe at

I loved Self Stitched September 2010.

I wore some of the hand made clothes that had been languishing in the back of my wardrobe.  Ok, some were hopeless but others looked better than I thought – taking a photo & looking critically really helps.

It also helped me focus on what I really needed in my wardrobe – I made too many smart things for my rather scruffy life.

Anyway, here is my pledge:

I, Norma of Rosy Rag Patch sign up as a participant of Me-Made-June ’11. I will endeavour to wear at least one self stitched or refashioned item each day for the duration of June 2011.

Roll on 1st June.