REFASHION: SKIRTS FOR SHELBY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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. 🙂