April 04, 2011

A Skirt to Match the Shirt

Two things before we get started.  First of all, thanks for all the feedback on our sharing Saturday question.  I am always touched to see you guys take the time to share your experiences in order to help one another out.  You guys rock.  Secondly, if by some chance you donated and didn't receive the Tohoku Tote pattern will you please drop me an e-mail?  I sent them all out a while back but I'm hoping I didn't miss anyone.  Okay on to today's project.

Now I love to craft and create a whole lot.  However, I'm also a very logical person (for the most part....but don't ask my husband :)  Okay, here's where I'm going with this one.  I don't like to spend hours making something that I could buy for a low price.  When I sew I try to make sure I'm making it personalized so it's not something I could go out and buy. 

So I wanted to make a skirt to go with the shirt I made HERE.  Then I saw these 3 ruffle skirts at Wal-mart with built in shorts for $3.50!  I can't make it for that so I snatched it up.  After I had cut out the design for the shirt I made I had a little bit of the fabric with the adhesive on it left over.  I cut out a bird and some hearts from it.


I ironed them on to the skirt and then stitched around them.


Cute?  Check.  Inexpensive?  Check.  Easy?  Check.


And now my little niece will have a completely personalized little number to run around in.


It's fun to have a quick, easy project sometimes.  Don't you think?  This would be a pretty easy one to whip up for a gift.

That's all for today.  Thanks for dropping in.

21 comments:

  1. I Love this project so many great ideas for birthday presents, and even more reason to buy a silhouette...heheh

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  2. That is really cute. I saw someone else's blog where they had taken that same skirt and attached yellow ric rac around the bottom of each ruffle. It was also adorable. There are tons of ways you could dress that little cheapy skirt up!

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  3. What a great idea.

    LB

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  4. Very cute! Quick and easy are my types of projects! :)

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  5. What a great idea to just add tht little touch to something! Looks great!

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  6. OK, seriously, I need to go to walmart STAT and see if they have this skirt at mine, this is the second tutorial I have seen using it!

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  7. I love how you tied the whole outfit together. It looks great.

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  8. They look great. I buy things with those type of intentions and then they sit in my basket so long the kids grow out of them grrr. so yay for you getting things done.

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  9. I've seen those skirts too. I love the idea of making them more personal.

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  10. So cute and simple. Those are the best kinds of projects. Love the fabric you used.

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  11. Gorgeous. Seriously, if I were a kid I would've swooned over that outfit!

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  12. great job! too bad ruffles don't go on boys :( i know EXACTLY what you mean about buying something that is cheaper than making it. i am the same way. sometimes fabric can get so expensive, especially with knit. i am all for dressing up cheap buys!

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  13. I found that same skirt this past week, and did a little something something cheap to it, too! great minds think alike! I thought you'd want to try:

    http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2011/03/mini-tut-spring-chick-skirt.html

    autie

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  14. I love using the little bits of leftover fabric for other projects (like your awesome hats).

    I buy fabric in the remnant bin of my fabric store. They usually have small pieces marked waaaay down. They are usually perfect size for little pants or shorts. I recently picked up enough fabric for a skirt and shirt embellishments (for me) for $15. Original price was $36/m!!

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  15. I was wondering how that LAYERING affected the parts that you had already painted! Im to chicken to try until I ask!! Does the freezer paper have in effects on the already painted area?

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  16. Tracy - I'm not sure what you're asking. I didn't use freezer paper stenciling at all on this skirt. If you want to drop me an e-mail about what you're asking I'd be happy to respond.

    Cheri

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  17. What a great idea!

    From one crafty girl to another I thought you might enjoy my latest post.

    http://katrinagelino.blogspot.com/2011/04/master-bedroom-makeover.html

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  18. hi, i love your blog and make sure to read your daily posts.
    i am looking to buy a silhouette and was wondering if you could to a sujested buying list for a couple of the different applications of the machine.
    eg what's need to to the vinyl onto tees or iron on fabric
    then a list for the home decor applications
    thanks astrid

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  19. OK I miss something....what kind of paper is that and where do i buy it ? is it a iron on ? Thanks bunches love the idea.

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  20. OK I miss something....what kind of paper is that and where do i buy it ? is it a iron on ? Thanks bunches love the idea.

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    1. It's heat 'n bond and you buy it at the fabric store. It's fusible, meaning you iron it onto the fabric and then peel off the paper part, leaving the adhesive not he shirt. Then iron that fabric onto whatever you want to sew it onto. The package says you don't have to sew it on, but you really still need to or it will come off in the wash. There's another brand called Wonder Under. Same thing.

      Cheri

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