Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Skirt, #379

A new skirt, #379. Not really, I am just making a LOT of skirts for little girl #2 this summer. She likes them and they are SOOOO easy. I upcycled a COOL skateboard printed T-shirt. I am amazed how EASY it is to use polos and t-shirts to make skirts for little girls. FUN
This was a nice HEAVY knit T-shirt/polo cross. It had a collar but the knit was not really polo shirt-type knit. I am sure some of you know what I mean. :) So, I cut off the Tshirt under the arms. I folded over the top edge to make a casing for the elastic but this time, I folded it to the front. I stitched it down with a decorative leafy vine stitch (stitch #34 on my inexpensive computer-controlled brother sewing machine)and then stretched the edges to make it ruffled. See detail photo here.
So, Little Girl #2 likes her skirt but not the "hot" porch floor in the sunshine.
We enjoy making these skirts from discarded t's and polos. For our younger family members, they are just the thing to wear over shorts or leggings this summer. I hope you like them.