Simple Skirts

Firecracker has been begging me to make her a skirt out of some blue fabric with white flowers that I picked up at the thrift store.  So, this week, I pulled my sewing machine down from the attic, and we all sat down to make some skirts. 

I’m no seamstress, and with one little girl or the other sitting in my lap to help guide the fabric or work the pedal, the seams are less than perfect, but it was a great learning experience for them, and we had a lot of fun.  I used this pattern as a guide, but made some alterations.

I have to admit, we got carried away, and over the past few days the girls and I have made 18 skirts!!!  I have a feeling that several little girls we know may be getting skirts for Christmas gifts.  A few of the finished skirts:

All the fabrics and all of the lace and ric-rac and ribbon are from the thrift store, except for the pink wool, which my grandmother-in-law gave me.  I estimate the total cost to be less than $3, for all 18 skirts.   

Next skirt project  – the tiered skirt from Just Tutes!!!

I hope your day is full of straight seams and lacy trim!

4 thoughts on “Simple Skirts”

  1. Hi,
    I tried to reach you on Ravelry but have not heard back from you….so then I found your blog and thought maybe I could get you here. Sounds like you have been busy…but maybe not too busy to enjoy the new skein of HOPE yarn that you won for sharing your hope on my blog. Please email me so that I can ship the yarn to you. And congrats on giving so much hope to the people around you! Beth

  2. woo hoo! thanks, beth! i NEVER win giveaways, but have miraculously won two in the past two weeks. i’m on a lucky streak! thanks again! – angela

  3. OH, I am inspired by your skirts!, poor Talitha has gone through a growth spurt and only has miniskirts right now! we will have to try a simple skirt. I will let you know how it goes.

  4. I’ve had the pattern for a while and really need to get around to making some skirts (as I think that I could manage something so simple, even as the machine-phobic that I am).

    I love the rose edging on the pink skirt!

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