REFASHION: PRETTY PURPLE SKIRTS

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My dad generously gave me two beautiful purple curtain panels a few months ago, and I thought, “I could probably use a cute purple skirt.” But how many purple skirts do I really need? Just one. However, my two younger sisters each have a daughter — so, how about mother-daughter matching skirts? Thankfully, my nieces love anything pink, purple, and super cute.

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MY SKIRT: ADELLY MARCH 2015

In about an hour, I completed one skirt (mine!) and almost finished Krissy’s skirt (just missing the elastic from the waistband). The curtain panels had a small casing at the top (for the rod, I guess), and a huge casing at the bottom (the hem?), which meant I needed to insert elastic, sew a side seam and hem the bottom of the skirt. Easy peasy.

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ADDED FANCY STITCHING NEAR THE HEM OF MY SKIRT. SO CUTE!

About ten minutes with Krissy and Tova, I had their measurements for the elastic waistband and length ideas. Tova was especially excited at the thought of having a matching skirt with Shelby and wearing a matching headband (which I needed to figure out). For extra cuteness, I added dotted ribbon to the bottom hem of Tova and Shelby’s skirts.

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TOVA’S SKIRT: ARICELLY AUGUST 2015

While Tova’s skirt is pretty, I could’ve done a better job and made it more poofy and twirly. I might make her a second — hopefully better — skirt when I have a chance. I just need to figure out where I stored the stash of purple curtains because I have the tendency to leave all my hobby stuff laying around the living room. My intentions are good, trying to keep the space clean.

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SHELBY’S SKIRT: ATHALLY AUGUST 2015

Without knowing Becky and Shelby’s measurements, I pushed the purple skirt project to a back burner and hoped to complete it whenever I saw Becky and Shelby. Out of sight out of mind. However, my back burners are becoming a little too crowded, and I finally asked Becky for skirt measurements. Even with the numbers, I’m worried the skirts won’t fit.

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SHELBY TRYING ON HER NEW SKIRT

I’m pretty sure I could still flub the skirts somehow. Hopefully, I can find the stupid stash somewhere before the end of the year to finally complete Becky’s skirt. I wanted to publish this post until all the skirts were completed, but the draft post has been lingering around since March. I promise to post a picture of Becky’s skirt and a group photo of matching skirts!

4 thoughts on “REFASHION: PRETTY PURPLE SKIRTS

  1. Is that Shelby’s quillow I spy in the corner in the picture where she’s showing off her purple skirt? The girls love love love their quillows Aunty Jenn made them. Miss you!

  2. I never thought about using old curtains as skirts! What a great idea, and I love the addition of the cute little ribbon for the younger girls’ skirt. Awesome.

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