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pillow case skirts

Discussion in 'Everything Else Homestead Living' started by milkmansdaughter, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Sep 7, 2018
    Beekissed

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    That's so very cute!!!! Too bad they don't have enough material in them to make a wrap skirt, huh? Those would be cute too.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2018
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    I love the skirts!
     
  3. Sep 7, 2018
    Mini Horses

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    You are quite talented, good eye! Work on other things. It's really all about practice, learning a few tips as you go. It's a good winter hobby.
     
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    baymule

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    What a great idea! You are so smart to figure this out!
     
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    Britesea

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    Another idea I had, similar to the scrunchie idea... Make a wide band, lets say 2" and sew a seam lengthwise. Now run your elastic down one side, leaving the other side to form soft ruffles.... might be cute?
     
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  6. Oct 6, 2018
    milkmansdaughter

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    So I've been working on these skirts, then starting finding other "material" for sale at the thrift stores. A little girls dress is over $3, but a 4'x8' lined curtain panel with very pretty green stripes was only $1, with enough material to make multiple skirts and little girls dresses. Scarves of all colors and widths and lengths and material all for $ .50 each. Pillow cases of all colors and designs and materials (some even embroidered) for $ .50 each. And another thrift store had adult skirts for $1 each, so i bought several for the material, (and the elastic and buttons) and made two or more skirts for the kids with the material.
    Since I've started doing this, I've made several skirts for each of my grandkids, and for the little girl at church, and starting tomorrow, we're beginning a ladies sewing group at church to send skirts to some of the missionary families and to little girls at an orphanage in the Philippines.
    Here are a few of the skirts done. Ill post the headbands when i get some made. I have to go pick up more elastic. 20181003_140114.jpg 20181003_135451.jpg 20181004_104125.jpg 20181002_173806.jpg

    I really appreciate everyone's input. These have been easy and very very affordable. It's become fun and is now becoming beneficial for others.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    So cute - love the denim look!
     
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    TexasLisa

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    Absolutely beautiful!!
     
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    sumi

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    They're lovely and such a wonderful way to recycle old clothes, etc.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    You are making SO, SO many happy with this project!! Great job :clap I love them. the little girl who get them will be wearing huge smiles to offset the fun colors & designs.
     
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