Anyhoo, on to my post.
I got a sewing machine for Christmas and taught myself how to sew and I LOVE it. My husband told me that I'm addicted, and I need an intervention. It's that bad :P
It's just such an amazingly satisfying thing to see a project come to life! The inspiration for this sewing spree was that I realized my daughters (2 and 4) are the perfect age to make adorable things for. I don't have to be an expert seamstress to make a few simple items, right? More posts coming on the *many* projects I've made in the last 3 months, but for now I had to show off this skirt!
How is this thrifty, you may ask? Well, let me tell you the story!
The other day my 4 year old noticed some cute ladybug sheets I had on the 2 year old's crib mattress. She wanted ladybug sheets on her big girl bed too! So for her birthday, I went to Target and bought similar sheets for her bed. They didn't have any twin sheets left in stock, but they did have full size, for the same price. Lightbulb! I figured, why not trim down the sheets to fit a twin bed, then use the excess fabric for some cute projects? So that's what I did.
Here's half the remnant that I cut off of the flat sheet...
Imagine this, twice as long, and you have what I started out with this morning. I trimmed it to the right size, and added some cute green fabric with white polka dots as a contrasting band at the bottom, and voila! Skirt!
I found the tutorial on a fun blog called, "Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom" (found this on Pinterest).
She has 3 options of skirts there, and I plan to make them all. This particular skirt is the first one in the list. I can't wait to try it on my little one when she gets home from daycare!
Another shot on a hanger, just for kicks: