Another Simple, Girl’s Skirt

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Pleased with my stash-busting prowess of late, on my day off last week I reorganised my, now pleasingly depleted, fabric drawers. And it’s a good job I did, as I came across this little bargain I picked up in H and M in the sale last Summer. I was drawn to the fabric: a lovely mix of pinky/browny/grey butterflies. At just Β£3, despite the shapeless design, I knew it was worthy of an upcycling project and another skirt for my daughter seemed the obvious choice, as she was so pleased with the last one πŸ™‚ I think the fabric was wasted on the original, it definitely shows it off more in skirt-form, at least to my eye anyway…

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Using her measurements from last week’s project, but adding two extra inches to the length this time, I measured and cut out, retaining the original hem. I then simply added an elasticated waist and it was as simple as that. I love this on her, it suits her colouring so well and the jersey fabric is really comfy, yet practical. As you can see she was more than ready to do a spot more modelling for me…

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She’s definitely the ‘clown’ in our family, who loves nothing better than making us all laugh πŸ™‚

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She’s also set me another challenge: apparently she’d like a complete Mummy-made outfit to wear for her ‘own clothes day’ at school next week. Looks like I’ll be busy then…






21 thoughts on “Another Simple, Girl’s Skirt

  1. Crumbs!! No pressure for next week! It’s another fab project. It would never have occurred to me to buy something ready-made with the idea of hacking it into something else. Lovely print too.

    • Thank you! She makes all her requests with a smile, so hard to resist…. You definitely have to have time to browse for possible upcycling projects, and there’s also the risk of failure. Not sure I would have found the fabric for Β£3.00 for this though, so it was worth taking a punt πŸ™‚

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