New Duds

I thought you wanted to sit down

The weather has finally turned beautiful and warm and I have been itching to make some new skirts for me and my little bee.  We are both quite a bit bigger than we were last year at this time and so we don’t have much in the way of warm-weather clothes that fit.  Since the thrift stores are pretty much the only “fabric stores” I have easy access to in my neck of the woods, I decided to pop in to the closest one and check for something inspiring.

Tiered Skirt Before

Besides two striped sheets that will make great backings for some picnic quilts I’ve been thinking about, I found this sweet pink-and-red straight skirt, and it already had a cute little ruffle at the bottom- perfect for my little girl!  I cut it into three tiers that night and after a quick morning of sewing, it now looks like this:

Tiered Skirt After

While making a small skirt out of a bigger skirt is hardly an act of crafty genius, it was such a satisfying little project, because I made exactly what I wanted out of something that nobody had wanted.   And Violet was quite happy to put it on this morning.

Violet's New Skirt 2

Don’t let the sweet face fool you; this photo was taken in a split second where she was standing still in between bouts of trying to hit her unsuspecting brother for no good reason.  She’s a little spitfire, this one.

Violets New Skirt 1

Who me?  Never.

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