Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Little More Sewing

I pulled the sewing machine out of the depths of the basement (we're sort of remodeling and it is a MESS!) to the dining room this weekend. Since it is out, I figured that I should get some use out of it.

I purchased this shirt recently at a garage sale for $.50, thinking it would be a fun shirt to go out in. Let's just say it was a bit too tight and way too short. I guess I was shopping with two children, so maybe I overestimated the size of the shirt. Instead of tossing it into the GoodWill bag, I wondered if it could be turned into something for Louise. With a little snip and some other found clothing around the house headed for the trash, a new twirly skirt was born. I felt like a woman out of the Depression, reusing every tiny bit of fabric on hand. Even the elastic was reused. Later I'll post a picture of her in it, doing her new favorite thing: twirling.

I don't have a serger, so I zigged it. Rustic yes, but very fun.


Kerri said...

I LOVE it!! I really need to take a sewing class...and find more time in my day! I bought a bunch of Alexander Henry and Amy Butler fabric to make a rag quilt and I really want to work on it (finish it!?) this fall/winter.

Stephanie said...

Let's hope I have a daughter some day so that I can dress her in Weez's hand-me-downs! Granted, any daughter of mine would be twice as old as Louise was when she wore any particular garment!