And a dollar short. Ah well. I was in seriously cranky zone yesterday, and though I did finish the recycle skirt, I wasn't in any mood for pictures.
So, let's document the project.
The before - 2 pillowcases, bought in India, both too small for North American pillows. But with the prettiest print...
In-between - All ripped out, waiting to be cut.
And the end result - this pretty, Anthropologie-like skirt (using Simplicity 4036).
A few technical details:
1. There is a center front seam in this skirt, to take advantage of the border. Also a center back seam, since the fabric wasn't wide enough to cut on a fold. However, my zipper is set into a side seam, since I think back zippers are stupid.
2. I wanted to keep the full border at the hem, so the sides are a fair bit longer than the center. It doesn't look visibly uneven, and therefore works, but a skirt with a flatter hem might have worked better.
And the entries of the people that actually finish contests in time are here.