Two pair of wool (and lycra) pants
One men's wool suitcoat
One awesome winter skirt, from all recycled thrift store materials.
The upcycled winter skirt:
My favorite colors are grey, charcoal, black, and taupe. So, this works quite well with my palette. :)
It has enough heaviness to hold its shape and enough lycra to flow. Forgive the lack of proper ironing, please.
Here is the pattern I used. Kwik Sew 3195, style A.
Frankly, I like my skirt so much better than the example on the pattern cover.
But, maybe that's just me. I'm not really a candy cane striped kind of gal.
Since it uses smaller pieces of fabric, it's perfect for upcycling old clothes.
The pattern was simple, definitely for a beginner. There is no zipper, but only an elastic waist. At first I thought I wouldn't like this, but it feels good. I ended up making my elastic waist band a bit larger than they suggested in the pattern because I don't like the feeling of something tight on my waist. Other than that, I followed the instructions exactly.
Using all recycled material presented one challenge. The pattern marked the direction of stripes. Some of the pieces were shaped a bit like the letter "L". It became tricky to fit all the pieces on my recycled pants with the correct striped direction. I ended up using two pair of pants and one large wool suitcoat to accommodate for all the pieces.
Conclusion: go get more clothes at the thrift store and make skirts with used fabric!