Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tree skirt repurposed into a cute skirt!

Found this small tree skirt with rickrack trim in the box of estate sale fabric and wondered what to do with it. Held it up and thought: instead of a tree skirt, how's about a little girl circle skirt?
Called a little girl mama and obtained a little girl waist size. Before cutting, I luckily remembered that a circle skirt waist is cut by folding fabric into quarters and cutting top in SMALL increments or else you snip too much and have a huge hole. Nobody wants a huge hole.

  1. Anyhow, cut top of skirt and laid it flat to measure with tape. Repeated steps until desired measurement was complete.
  2. Finished cut edges of skirt seam by serging (you can zigzag also).
  3. Sewed edges together for side seam.
  4. Turned under the raw pinked hem edge and ironed with that magic tape stuff then hand stitched the hem. The hand stitching took longer than all the other steps combined.

  5. Applied stretch elastic to waist although a sewn casing and drawstring would work well too.
It is a Cee-ute skirt, I tell ya!
Repurposed in the SkitzoLeezra way!
I may have just made myself some craft karma.

After the holidays when you look at all of those 50% off tree skirts at the stores, look again, you might see cute skirt potential!

(Tried to wait for a photo with the petite model in her skirt but want to show the technique to you NOW! Will post action photo when available.)

Hold up, here's cute little girl in her twirly skirt!

Dance on, Miss G!

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