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.
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:
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.
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.
Who me? Never.