Using Fabric from a Women's Shirt to Make a Girl's Skirt
It was a rainy day, and I was hankering for a quick project. Stumbled upon this one, and I was not disappointed! I pass Old Navy every day on my way to the girls' school, so I popped in to look for some shirts in the clearance section, and was happy to walk out with these two shirts (I think one was $4 and the other $5). Loved the patterns! I got the biggest sizes they had (I think the purple striped one was a L and the pink and navy was an XL).
Came home and got to work. And boy, was it quick work! My absolute favorite kind of project: almost-instant gratification! I'm not going to go through the details about how I did it because they're all on Ashley's site, and they're great. But I will say that it was a very fun project, and the first one I've attempted with gathering (and yoga-style waistbands, actually). I really like how she shows to line up the pins, and I've used that tip in a bunch of projects since then.
I can't tell you how many compliments the girls have gotten on these skirts -- in fact, many moms have expressed wanting one of their own :). I know I will be making more! Oh, and fun bonus for the girls: I had plenty of material to left over to fashion some retro-style scrunchies that I used to rock as a youngin!