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…

 

 

 

 

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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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