Lately I've been making my girls little skirts out of fabric pieces. It's like a skirt a month around here!
Other than thread and elastic, I'm trying to use only what I already have at home. This is also me attempting to reduce the size of my fabric stash. Here are the 2 skirts I made in April.
My youngest found this gauzy stuff in the clearance section of Joann's. It's Frozen themed with Elsa on it.
It's also awful to work with -- which is why both girls got waist bands made out of knits with the gauze gathered inside.
I cut my eldest's skirt at an angle to give it a dropped side effect. I hemmed the bottom with lace (because this stuff is seriously prone to fraying apart).
These are totally play skirts. I expect them to get ruined. They each took me about 2.5-4 hours to make.
I'm not going to lie to you and say, "Oh, these are easy and can be done in an hour."
I'm sure if you've been sewing a lot your entire life, they will be faster. Like, if you're my mother. She makes sewing look easy-peasy. She put the larger of the Cotton Fairy skirts together in an hour.
Yes, I had help on that one. Granted, it was AFTER I'd spent the better part of the day working on the smaller one!
I'm learning quite a bit with each of these and am very proud of how they turned out. I'm planning to create a few shirt modifications for myself in May. I'll tell you about those after I get them done and that's assuming I do get them done...