REFASHION: SKIRTS FOR SHELBY

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FROM THE LLY COLLECTION: ATHALLY AUGUST 15

I love making skirts for my 3-year-old niece, Shelby, and what I love more is Shelby loves wearing skirts! Yay! With old bed sheets taking up a ton of room in my stash, I decided matching skirts for my nieces and my sisters. Once I made one simple skirt for Miss Shelby, I needed to make more. The skirts aren’t fancy by any means — simple elastic waist — but I really enjoy making tiny little skirts.

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FROM THE LLY COLLECTION: CECILLY AUGUST 15

I simply added a purple dotted ribbon to the purple skirt (fabric was a former curtain that hung in my dad’s study) and elastic. Simple but yet so cute. I’m not 100% in love with my other niece’s matching skirt because I know I can do a better job. I kind of whipped that skirt together because Tova was kind of impatient about adding a purple skirt to her wardrobe.

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Ugh! My old skirt before I refashioned it into two cute skirts for two cute little girls.

The yellow floral skirt with the pink floral hem was supposed to be a wrap skirt for me, but I wasn’t super happy with the end product. After many revisions, I gave up and turned the skirt into two skirts — one for Shelby and the other for Tova. The skirt looks so much better on teeny tiny girls instead of a 40-year-old woman with short stubby legs who isn’t thrilled with the skirt anyway.

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FROM THE LLY COLLECTION: DELLY AUGUST 15

I had some fun with the cute yellow lace skirt made from an old bed sheet that my parents kept from the 1970s. Because the sheet was a little see-through-ish, I created a layered lace skirt using my lace stash and remnants from the other four skirts I made from the sheet. I couldn’t complete the skirt in one night since I had to forage for scraps from the other skirts.

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And, finally, Shelby’s last skirt was made from another unsuccessful skirt of mine and a remnant from a pillowcase. I cut the contrasting fabrics into three- to four-inch strips and sewed the strips to together — gray, white, gray, etc. From there, I hemmed the skirt, created a casing, inserted a piece of elastic, and stitched the side seam. Done!

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FROM THE LLY COLLECTION: GILLY AUGUST 15

I like the gray-white skirt, but if I do something like that again, I’ll probably cut the strips narrower. I think the skirt will look adorable on Shelby, but the skirt pattern still needs a little fine tuning. Even though I don’t take a ton of time making skirts for myself, I felt I was able to whip out Shelby’s skirts a little faster. Not to mention, her skirts are a ton cuter than mine.  🙂

2 thoughts on “REFASHION: SKIRTS FOR SHELBY

  1. Those skirts are super cute! Nice job. I love little girls’ skirt — they are so so so cute. I have such a hard time saying no to cute skirts.

  2. If you want to make matching skirts for my little ones let me know and I’ll send you their measurements! They absolutely love wearing matching skirts. The yellow skirt with lace is super cute. I love it.

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