Need to Sew Another Skirt


Need to Sew Another Skirt

So, my husband texts¬†me this funny question a couple weeks before Christmas, “If we had money, what would you want for Christmas?” After I stopped laughing about the first part of that statement I responded, “Floor mats for my car and fabric for a skirt.”

Well, guess what, I got both ūüôā He had my oldest daughter buy some denim for me for a skirt and wrapped it up. It’s perfect, just what I wanted and enough for 2 skirts, YAY!

My second favorite skirt is showing a bit of wear… Here is a picture taken from the inside of my skirt, I am a bit scared it will split if I wear it again. Since I can see through the skirt it is just time to sew again, YAY!!

This skirt is worn almost through!




My plan is to copy this pattern to make 2 new skirts. I think I will embellish them a bit differently but not too much so they don’t look exactly the same.

Here is a picture of the front of the skirt… I really like the look of it.




I like the way the pockets are on the outside and are kind of like rectangles in the corners on each hip. It seems to me that the pockets will be easy to add and I just love having pockets on a skirt.

In a previous post about sewing my favorite skirt from a pattern of a skirt I liked, I did not add pockets, man I should have cuz I just love them.

Here is a picture of the pocket close up…




I really like the look of those pockets, they sit well on my hips, and hold a lot of stuff like a pacifier of the little boy I watch on Thursdays, or my grandson’s Cowboy figure, or a packet of Peanut M&M’s. Anyway, I really want to copy these pockets.

I started recreating this pattern by ¬†measuring all the different parts of it. It is a 4 panel straightish skirt, with 2 pockets, an elastic waistband, it has those overserged seams (and I have a serger now!!), and about a 1/2″ hem. Pretty simple I think.


Here are the measurements

The front has 3 panels

Middle Panel: 

  • across the bottom 16 ¬Ĺ‚ÄĚ

  • across the top 13‚ÄĚ

  • across the middle 15‚ÄĚ

  • from waist to hem 36‚ÄĚ including length¬†for the waist and hem



Right Hip Panel (which matches left hip panel):

  • across the bottom 9 ¬Ĺ‚ÄĚ

  • across the top 8‚ÄĚ

  • middle matches base of pocket which is 6 1/2″





  • top to bottom on the long side 11‚ÄĚ

  • across the bottom 8 ¬Ĺ‚ÄĚ ,

  • down the short side 6 ¬Ĺ‚ÄĚ

  • across the top 4 ¬Ĺ‚ÄĚ

  • pocket starts ¬†2 ¬ľ‚ÄĚ from the top

  • pocket ends 20 ¬ľ‚Ä̬†from bottom

(pocket picture above) 

I have detailed measurements of the pockets and their placement because, as you can tell, I love these pockets!




Back panel:

  • across the bottom 33 ¬Ĺ‚ÄĚ

  • from waistband to bottom¬†hem 37″

  • across the top 25‚ÄĚ

  • across middle from the base of pockets across back 28‚ÄĚ




My plan is to use these measurement to cut out a new skirt and create one that looks and feels like this one. We will see how that goes.

When I finish up the new skirt I will post a link HERE, with pictures of how it went, of course.

Happy sewing.


Sewn Advent Calendars – Finished


This is PART 2 of this sewing project.

For PART 1 see my Advent Calendar post.

SO I did finish these in time to give them to my grandchildren and married daughter¬†before December 1st. But just barely ūüôā We went and visited the grandkids that are out of state and in state¬†the last weekend in November and delivered all of them.

Here is what I did to finish them up…


I had to wait to go to my moms to get the batting I used for these quilted Advent Calendars. She had the largest roll of batting I had ever seen in my life.
I cut the batting to the same size as the advent calendar backing pieces. Then placed the batting on the bottom, the front backing on top with the wrong side facing the batting, and the backing piece with the right side facing the front backing piece. As you can see above.


I pinned these pieces together and trimmed them so that¬†all three layers¬†were the same size. I had found that in my cutting with scissors at home I had not done it totally straight. So using my moms rotary cutter I was able to¬†make the most beautifully straight edges. I now own my own rotary cutter, btw¬†ūüėČ


While sewing around the edges I was careful to watch and make sure that all the layers stayed together. Even though they are pinned the layers sometimes do not stay together perfectly.

When I got to the corner I stuck my needle into the three fabric layers.


Lifted the presser foot and turned the fabric.


And lowered the presser foot and kept on sewing.


As you can see by these two photos I made sure to leave an opening for when I was finished. I used this whole to turn the entire piece inside out which was in reality right side out ūüôā


Next…. now that all the sewing was done I clipped all the 4 corners so that when I turned it right side out the corner would not be bulky.


Here is the clipping of the corners.


Then for the turning of the masterpiece…


Here is the very beginning of the turning process. I am shoving the batting and fabric up through that hole I left for turning the project right side out.


Here it is halfway done. This was the hardest part because the bulkiest part of the project was being pushed through. I was hoping it would make it. I was hoping the hole I left was large enough for this.


The hole was big enough!! Here is the end of pushing the inside into the project. I was like a bag I turned inside out.

Here is the project turned and waiting for the finishing edging.


I then sewed a really tight 1/4″ seam around the edges to keep the batting in place inside the calendar.

I had to figure out a way to hang this up. I had a lot of ideas and finally settled on a tube across the top to slide a dowel through and tie a string on. My mom in her wealth of “it may come in useful someday” stuff had 5 leftover linen calendar rods and strings. Just what I needed. Glad she had not thrown them away.

The tube I made was from the seam binding I had made that I did not end up using as seam binding. It matched perfectly and was just the right size for the dowels. You can see the dowel tubes in the picture below.


I decided to add fabric paint numbers to the calendars. I was worried the paint would go through and stick to the front backing fabric. My mom had a collection of old business cards that the kids cut in half and put into each pocket for me. This is Artist, Pilot, and Director hard at work placing a card in each pocket.


Here is a calendar with the decorative edges sewn, the dowel tube across the top, the dowel in and string tied, and the cards in the pockets waiting for their fabric paint numbers to be added.

I had to do the numbers the same day as all of the above steps in order for them to dry by the next day. I told you I got them done barely in time to deliver them the next day.


This one above is the one I made for my married daughter and her husband. They are expecting our 5th grandbaby in May.


This one above is for our granddaughters who live here in state. They are 1 & 2 years old and are my oldest son Gamers children.


This one above is for our oldest granddaughter Sam.


This one above is for our granddaughter Lillian.


Finally this is ours that is hanging in our house.

I made up little papers that are in each pocket. They are things like:

  • read a Christmas story
  • make a Christmas decoration
  • go see Christmas lights
  • read a Christmas story
  • make a gingerbread house

There is a paper in each pocket along with a candy for each child.

The idea is that all these cousins are living so far apart but if they do what is on their little note then they know their cousins may be doing the same thing as they are. It is a way to keep them connected over the miles.

On the back of the calendars is a hand stitched note: “Love Grandma”

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I hope you have enjoyed reading about my self designed advent calendars.

What have you sewn for Christmas this year?

Happy Sewing!!

Advent Calendars


¬†This week I decided to make sewn Advent Calendars for each of my grandchildren’s family’s and one for us. That is four calendars, five if you count the extra one I am making as a surprise.

I couldn’t find one pattern online that I liked so I decided to create one myself using about four different patterns I saw when I was searching. I drew up my plans and got to work.

My mom graciously brought up a huge pile of Christmas fabric for me to choose from. Here is the pile she brought compared to the small pile I had. I sure had a lot to choose from now. I am very grateful.


My Moms Fabric


More of my Mom’s Fabric


My Fabric

At first I sorted the squares my Mom had brought up .

I was thinking I would just cut these down into the 125¬† 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares that I needed. But after about 10 of these I changed my mind and decided to go with strips of fabric in rows that are sewn to divide the pockets.


I thought about using these squares to make the advent calendar pockets BUT that seemed like way too much work. I changed my idea.

These pieces of fabric were already the correct size for the front or back pieces of my calendars.

The measurements I needed were 17″ x 28″. These were just over that.


All these pieces were already the correct size for the front or back large pieces. So I decided to definitely use these.

Then I picked my fabrics that I would use to make each calendar. Folding them together so I would know that I had the sets all done. Here is my favorite combination and this will be our families advent calendar.


I loved this color combination. The dark blue candy cane fabric is the front backing fabric. The red is the rows of pockets. The gold is the star. The green is the trunk. The gold on the side is the seam binding for the edges. The green over on the right is the backing fabric.

Next I carefully ironed all my pieces of material so they would cut properly.

I didn’t want a folded piece under one of them to throw off the cutting job.


I carefully ironed all the fabric before cutting it up. That was a lot of ironing.

 The pieces I cut for each calendar:

  • (2) 17″ x 28″ I needed two this size to have the front and back panels. They are of different colors.
  • 2.5″ x 66″ of one color for the rows of pockets. I will list the measurements for each of the rows¬†below so it is not confusing.
  • 2.5″ x 90″ for the seam binding on the edges. This gets sewn together for one long strip so I used different pieces to add up to the 90″.
  • 4.5″ x 4.5″ star pattern I printed from online. Any star pattern will do.
  • 2.5″ x 2.5″ square for the tree trunk

Lengths to cut that 66″ long piece into:

  • 3″ top row¬†(one pocket)
  • 5 1/2″ second row (2 pockets)
  • 8″ third row (3 pockets)
  • 10 1/2″¬† fourth row (4 pockets)
  • 13″ fifth row (5 pockets)
  • 15 1/2″ sixth row (6 pockets)
  • 10 1/2″ bottom row (4 pockets)



Cutting, cutting, cutting. Lots of cutting was needed for this project. I love using the chalk for lines and this nice sturdy straight edged ruler. It is extra long but not a yard long so very useful. I also used a white colored pencil for some of my markings.

As I cut the fabric I carefully labeled each piece so that I would not forget where the top of the fabric was and also which piece it was. The sets of advent calendar piece were folded together as I finished the pieces to one.


Labeling the backs of my cut pieces so that I remember what they are for. This one says “Top Front”. That is the top of the fabric for the front backing piece.

I started my ironing and sewing of the rows.

This is where I just made long pockets.

Then I sewed the top edges to form the pockets.


Here I am ironing the pockets. First 1/4″ up from the bottom. Then 1/4′ in from both sides. And lastly a 1/4″ down from the top. This top edge will be sewn before pinning onto the front backing piece.

Then I pinned the pockets into place on the front backing piece.


Pinning the pocket rows in place. You can see that I have already added the lines to sew for the pocket divisions.

I also ironed up the star and the trunk of the tree so they would all be ready for me to sew into place. Here is a really cool idea for ironing up the edges of the star and trunk. Use your pattern piece for the star and cut it out of cardboard but 1/4″ smaller around the edges. Then use this to iron up the edges around. Worked like a charm. I did the same for the trunk square.


Loved this idea for ironing up the edges of the trunks of the trees. That piece of cardboard came in real handy.


I used the same idea for the star. Here is the back of the star showing the ironed up edges.


Here is what the front of the star looks like. Very nice!

Then I started sewing on the rows, trunk, and star. The rows I did as one big long sewing strip instead of cutting the thread after each row. I had to be careful that the thread on top did not get too tight as I went to the next row. I just pulled it a little looser as I went down to the next row.


Sewing the pocket strips on. I sewed them all without cutting the thread in order to save time.

I made my own seam binding for the edges of the calendars. I started with ironing up a 1/4″ on both sides of that 90″ strip. Then I ironed this in half so the 1/4 ironed down sides were inside the long folded strip.


Ironing over the first edge of my seam binding. This will be used to make a beautiful edge around the entire quilted advent calendar.


Finished seam binding.

Here is what the star looked like when it was finished. It really looked better than I thought it would actually.


Close-up of the star finished.

Here is the first one that I finished up.


This is the first one that I finished.


This one matches the first but is subtlety different. Can you see the difference? The backing fabric is the same though looks different in this pictures, so it’s not that :-0

Here are the 3rd through 5th ones ready to have their pocket rows, stars, and trunk sewn on. I will finish these up this evening.


This will be ours.


This one will either be like this or have all red rows.

This will either be like this or all green rows. I haven’t decided yet.


The next steps will be done at my Moms this next week:

  • add the batting to the back and the back piece
  • machine quilt or tie¬†the front and back together
  • sew on the seam binding around the edges
  • add the numbers using fabric paints
  • embellish (add some bling) to the calendars

I will post the finished pictures here: (Advent Calendars РFinished) when they are completely done.


What projects are you doing for Christmas?


Three Hour Skirt

skirtThis is a continuation or part 2 of this post: Making a Pattern From My favorite Skirt

The day I posted Part 1 of this post I was not able to start my skirt. I looked through my cloth and I didn’t have any material that was appropriate¬†or large enough to make this skirt. So, I went shopping ūüôā Yay me!
The fabric store was having a 50% off per yard of fabric sale. This made me very happy. I bought what I wanted and it only cost me $12.98. Pretty cheap for a jean skirt. I only needed 2 yards of 60″ fabric. That night my dh washed it for me.

The next day I started sewing:

I cut it out the fabric using the pattern piece I had made.


Pinned together the side seams.


Sewed up the side seams


Then I made a flat felled seam because it looked like¬†the fabric¬†would fray badly. This was my first time doing a flat felled seam¬†myself¬†and it was harder than I thought it would be. It was because I had only given myself a 1/2″ seam. Next time I will use a 5/8″ seam.

To do a flat felled seam;

First you sew up the seams.

Then you trim 1/2 off of one side of the seam allowance.


Then you fold the longer seam allowance over the shorter one. Press, pin, and sew it up. Pressing and pinning this seam up took the longest amount of time during this entire project.



Finishing up the skirt:

Next I pressed the waist band casing down and sewed it except for the opening for the elastic.


I measured my waist and added 1″. Next I cut the elastic, used a diaper pin to work the elastic through the casing. I sewed the elastic together and sewed the casing shut. I also stitched in the ditch around the casing at four different spots so the elastic would not¬†roll up on me inside the casing.


I hung the skirt up overnight so I could hem it the next day.


I folded up and pressed a 1/2″ hem. Then I¬†sewed it up.


I love this skirt. Except for having to go out and buy the fabric, this skirt took me under three hours to make. Next time I will add pockets though.

Wearing it today ūüôā My NEW favorite skirt! Like the purple socks.


Happy Sewing!

Making a Pattern From My Favorite Skirt


I have a skirt that I absolutely love. It feels comfortable to wear even on my “fat” days. I love the feel of it, the way it fits, and the ease of use. I just pull it on and I am ready to.. stay home. I can’t wear this skirt out of the house anymore. It is so thin my dh stated that he could almost see through it that last time I wore it. FYI it used to be a dark blue.

I have owned this skirt for more than 17 years. I know this because I remember wearing it when I was pregnant with Director and she is 17. The elastic in this skirt is perfect for my waist, no matter what size I am that day. Though now it is a “bit” frayed. Maybe more than a bit. I usually wear my shirts on the¬†outside my skirts so this problem didn’t bother me too much.

skirt waist

Waistband of skirt

I like this skirt for other reasons now. Yesterday I wore it. I put it on and knew right away it would be a comfortable stay at home day. (Pilot was sick so I had to stay home from church with him.) The comfort I feel when I put on this skirt is like a warm blanket out of the dryer, I love it. But a blanket is a bit thicker and has less holes. This hole it right on my tush.

skirt hole

The hem is not doing that well either.

skirt hem

I have used this skirt for many activities at home including painting. Looks like I used it when we painted the boys bedroom floor and the living room walls.

skirt stain

But I love this skirt still.

My Plan

My plan is to make another skirt using this skirt as a pattern. I haven’t done this before. I have altered patterns many times. I have even turned a regular button up dress into a nursing dress with snapping flaps. I have also sewn many, many items over the years. This should be easy. But the thought of it is not.

I have done the first step finally. I have traced the pattern onto pattern paper and cut it out. That actually was a simple process. This skirt only has four panels that are exactly the same. I have that pattern piece made now.

skirt pattern

Pattern piece for my favorite skirt

My instructions for myself written on pattern

My instructions for myself written on pattern

My instructions to myself for making this pattern are translated here:

  • Moms Skirt¬†Copy
  • Light Blue Jean 4 Panels
  • 1″ Casing Serged¬†¬†for Elastic (using a serger machine, which I do not have, so I am gonna fake this)
  • 1/4″ Hem Rolled
  • 1/2″ Seams
  • Light Weight

My problem is that I know the new skirt will not be as comfortable. How do I know this? I have gotten used to a thin, holey, tattered, and loose skirt. This skirt used to be tighter and thicker. What if I like it cuz it is the new way? What if it is just my imagination that this skirt is so comfortable? What if that fact that I have to stay home when I wear this skirt is the actual reason I love it?

So, I am writing this post to make myself make this new skirt. I have time this afternoon after I teach my class and I will work on it. I will update this post as the project progresses this afternoon. I am just going to bite the bullet and do it!

UPDATE here, my skirt is done!

Sewing Machine Convenience ~ An Organized Craft Room

Our sewing machine has been hidden in the messy room for so long that I forgot how nice it is to have it out and easily accessible. Here is the sewing area in the craft room: before organizing, after sorting the room, and as our sewing area.

Craft room before, really just a junk room

Craft room before, really just a junk room

Craft room starting to get organized by sorting into categories what was in there.

Craft room starting to get organized by sorting into categories what was in there.

Sewing area now.

Sewing area now.

Sewing supplies under craft table.

Sewing supplies under craft table across the room.

There is so much more to organize in the craft room but at least the sewing area is ready.

It is so nice to have three machines available to use. The¬†Singer on the left is a loaner from my mom to see if we can get the fancy stitches to work. Hoping it is a permanent loan ūüôā¬†The middle one was my grandmothers original¬†Singer. The one on the right is a Janome I bought from a friend for $70 last year. My favorite is the Janome it is a workhorse.

Having the machines out is so wonderful. Artist had a skirt she has been wanting to hem up. It was her older sister Gallop’s skirt but was a bit too long. My mom showed her how to measure and cut it when we visited her last time. The day after the room was organized Artist ironed and hemmed that skirt. Now she has another skirt to wear and one less I have to buy.

My next plan is to sew up some sewing machine covers so the machines¬†don’t collect dust.

The bins under the craft table have all the different kinds of fabric organized by type: cotton, fleece, fancy fabric, and projects that are cut out. The top middle bin is the box of patterns (even though the sticker says fabric on it).

Under the sewing machine on the left is the thread containers.

In the drawer of the sewing machine on the right are:

  • scissors
  • bobbins
  • tape measures
  • seam ripper outer
  • pin box
  • marking pencils
  • pinking shears
  • thimbles
  • pattern wheel

Under the sewing machine on the right:

  • 1 box of sewing machine attachments
  • 1 box of lace, ribbons¬†and bindings
  • 1 box of notions
  • 1 container of zippers
  • 1 container of buttons

This room is just screaming to have me come sew in it. That will have to wait a couple days. Our days are full of fall activities for now. Happy sewing.

Six Skirts One Weekend

The skirt Princess made.

The skirt Princess made.

We took¬†a trip down to my moms (Gramma’s)¬†house recently for a girls sewing weekend. We all had an idea of what we wanted to do:

  • Me: My goal was to help Princess make a skirt for herself and maybe copy and make a twin of my favorite skirt.
  • Director: She wanted to make a skirt for herself and had 3 choices of fabric picked out from our stock, but did not have a pattern in mind.
  • Artist: She also had her fabric picked out (stretchy jean) and an idea of which skirt she wanted her new skirt to look like. She wanted in roomy enough to run and also ride a horse if she wanted.
  • Princess: She was just excited to be able to use the sewing machine.
  • Gramma: Head seamstress helping us all accomplish our goals.

Gramma has a whole fabric store in her beautiful basement. We had so many choices above what we brought down from our house. A couple weekends before this I had gone down to her house and helped her sort all her fabric into bins. She has bins for cotton solids, cotton prints, quilting fabric, crazy fabric, lacy fabric, fake fur, you name she has it. This organizing weekend is what gave us the inspiration to have a skirt sewing weekend with all my girls. (Director 17 yo, Artist 15 yo, and Princess 4 yo)

We had many machines going at once. We brought down our sewing machine, Gramma had one, my sister let us borrow one, and there was an extra from the church if we needed a 4th machine. While sewing it was kind of funny, I was sewing a seam on a skirt for Princess and took my foot off the peddle but the machine kept going. Nope, it wasn’t my machine but the one across the table from me. That happened a few times during the weekend and not just to me. It scared me that first time and made me laugh the rest.

Sewing was so much fun but tiring by the end of the weekend. Director and Artist both had picked patterns that were just over their present ability in sewing. It was a great challenge for both of them. Princess had a great time sewing with my hands helping her move her skirt through the machine.

Director: She had decided on a beautiful grey/black/white colored twill fabric. The pattern was a fitted hips and waist with a long skirt ending in a tulip style bottom. She had not attempted anything with a zipper before or a fitted garment. This proved to be a difficult process for her. When she figured out that the fabric was going to fray and she needed to do a flat felled seam. This took a lot of time as there were¬†4 panels on the skirt. The zipper was rough because she had to add seam binding to the edges of the¬†zipper area and the waist band area. The zipper came out awesome, good for her!¬†She did not finish the skirt but brought it home to hang so she could hem it. It still is not done and is now at Gramma’s waiting for¬†Director to finish the waist and hem. ¬†I will post a picture when this beautiful skirt is done. She tried in on and it fits so well and is very flattering.

Artist: She began with the plan of using a stretchy jean material we had brought down with us to Grammas. Gramma said that it would not work with the pattern she choose to use so she had to choose a different material instead. She sadly did choose a different material. But as luck would have it, that pattern for the skirt required a large amount of adjusting to make it fit so she and Gramma decided on a totally different pattern. This was an excellent choice as Artist was able to make the skirt in the stretchy jean fabric she had hoped to use in the beginning. Many hours were taken in the process of deciding to use the new pattern. This pattern she choose to make was a long  4 gored skirt with elastic waist. She also ended up needing a flat felled seam due to fraying. The final product is a beautiful skirt that she loves to wear.

Artist's Stretch Jean Skirt

Artist’s Stretch Jean Skirt

Princess: Like I said she was just excited to use the sewing machine. The cloth we picked was perfect for my country girl. It is a cotton rooster material.¬†I took the time to iron the hem up and the waist casing down. Sewing a skirt for a 4 year old is quite simple. It takes exactly one yard of fabric and maybe an hour of time. First she sewed the side seam up. Next she used my ironing¬†guidelines to sew the hem. Lastly she sewed the casing for the elastic waist. She made sure to leave an opening to feed the elastic into. We measured her waist and she helped feed the elastic through the casing with a large diaper pin. Next she sewed the casing closed and wore it right away ūüôā She loves this skirt. So cute and so fast.

skirt close up

Close-up of fabric

skirt 4

The skirt Princess made.

Crazy8 (me): I had so much fun during this weekend. My mom has so many choices for fabric and Princess needed just a yard to make her skirts. The possibilities were endless. The first project I had in mind was to fix the hem on her brown skirt. Just about the iron the hem up and I realized that the skirt was too short now. I had waited to long to fix the hem. So.. what to do. I walked downstairs to the “fabric store” (aka my moms basement) and found this cute, narrow, but long piece of pick floral cotton.¬†I added it to the bottom which made it long enough with the added ruffle. I had cut out one small square for a special pocket with her favorite letter on it. The iron-on letter was a surprise when I found it in one of her containers of miscellaneous sewing supplies.

The process I followed:

  1. Ironed the skirt and pink fabric flat
  2. Ironed up the hem and the 4 edges of the pocket
  3. Sewed the top “hem” of the pocket for decoration and ironed-on the “H” for a surprise
  4. Sewed the pocket onto the skirt
  5. Added a basting stitch around the top of the pink fabric and gathered it as I pinned it evenly around the brown skirt
  6. Sewed the pink fabric to the brown skirt, ironed the seam up and sewed the pink fabric again so the ruffled laid flat
  7. Princess tried it on and twirled to see it go up
Brown Skirt with Pink Ruffle for Princess.

Brown Skirt with Pink Ruffle for Princess.

That was skirt #4. I said six skirts. While my two older daughters were working on their much harder projects I headed downstairs again to the “fabric store”. Looking through the fabric I found this cute red fabric and decided to make another skirt. The basic skirt was made just like the rooster skirt and I added a ruffle just like the above skirt. It came out very cute and only took and hour. This is a picture of her wearing it today. Don’t you love the mismatched shoes ūüôā She is a cute one. I said, “You have two different shoes on.” Princess said, “I know,” and walked away to finish her painting.

The Red Skirt for Princess.

The Red Skirt for Princess.

The final skirt of the weekend came about in a very strange way.¬† My mom was going to try and fix a few of our mending projects while she was also the head seamstress. She had done most of them (except Tech’s sleep pants which were way beyond repair). She came to a blue sheet that was torn right down the middle. No way to repair that! But there was just enough to make a skirt. (Details of how I made it will be in a later post.) With some bits of fabric from the “fabric store”.¬† And here it is her ‘clown’ skirt, so cute and looks just as fun as moms ‘clown’ skirt.

The 'Clown' Skirt for Princess.

The ‘Clown’ Skirt for Princess.

Hope you enjoyed reading about our skirt making weekend.

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