Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A New Outfit

As promised, here is Rebekah in her newest skirt and matching kerchief. This skirt was so much fun to make and so easy. This would be a great way to use up remnants of fabric you have on hand or can find at the local fabric shop. This was a remnant from Walmart that cost only $1.00. The skirt came together in less than 45 minutes, and the kerchief was less than 15 minutes. And having done it once I know the next time it will be even quicker. The skirt pattern is from Oliver + S. The specialize in vintage patterns. You can find the lazy day skirt pattern here. For the kerchief I followed the directions on this site but didn't use the bias tape. Instead I used the same technique as the skirt hem to create the band and ties of the kerchief. This was the skirt and kerchief match.

Last weekend I found some adorable green fabric with bright red ladybugs on it. So know you know what the next skirt and kerchief project will be.

But first I am going to tackle a blouse for myself. Another great deal. The pattern is a Built By Wendy for Simplicity only $.99 at Joannes a while back and the fabric was off the clearance table that was an extra 50% off. If it turns out, this blouse will have cost me $5.37.

And both the older girls would like denim and khaki wrap skirts. Unfortunately, I haven't found a good deal on fabric for them. I guess we will be making a trip to Joannes when they have a 50% off coupon.

If you haven't figured out by my posts on sewing, I find it to be an extremely frugal way to outfit my girls. And not only that, sewing fulfills my need to be crafty and provides me with a relaxing hobby. If you haven't given sewing a try, I strongly suggest you consider it. The Internet offers abundant instruction, videos and FREE patterns. Really what have you got to loose?


  1. Hey, I am making a shirt too! Maybe we can swap patterns when done!! The wrap skirt looks neat maybe I'll try one. Bekah you look great!

  2. Thanks for the inspiration! I had that Oliver + s skirt pattern and made one today for my almost 6 year old daughter. She loves it and so do I! It was so easy and turned out just adorable.

  3. I will need to email you the link to the free drawstring skirt pattern. If you will send me an email, I will send it to you.


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