Day Four!

Well, Sis left early thismorning and I had the day off to do some chores and errands, but I spent a good chunk of the day sewing and taking pictures. However, I still have not completely finished the purse or the cape, lol. But look what I did sew today:

Today's outfit is entirely new, created thismorning whilst still in my pj's. I got the lovely yellow striped jersey as a remnant from StoneMountain & Daughter, and I still have a bunch left to make more stuff with. And I also took pictures as I was making the shirt which I will turn into a how-to-make-a-t-shirt-photo-tutorial in the next few days.

The skirt has been nudging the top of my to-do list since I found about 2 or more yards of it in a thrift store last year. I think this is probably my favorite vintage fabric I have ever found, and it has been turned into my new favorite skirt. All I did was cut off about 10 inches on the top of the fabric, turned the pinked edge over and secured it with a zig-zag stitch, folded that over about 1 1/4 inches and sewed it close to the edge, then threaded elastic into the channel, sewed the ends together, and closed off the hole. I didn't even bother hemming the bottom edge since it was finished so nicely.

I am not sure what this fabric was meant to be in its previous life. Perhaps curtains, or a dust ruffle for a bed, or maybe even a skirt panel. All I know is that this is my best outfit yet, and I am totally geared up to try something harder now, like some clothes that are fitted.


  1. Super cute and what an easy skirt, no one would ever know you didn't spend hours on it! I will be looking forward to the t-shirt top tutorial!

  2. That fabric is great! I would love to wear that to farmers market. I love a good thrifty find :)

  3. Anonymous6:11 AM

    I was staring at the pattern on the skirt trying to figure out what they are - then it came to me - they are beets! So perhaps it was meant to be kitchen curtain material??

    Anyway, it makes an really cute skirt - it suits you very well.

  4. Anonymous7:27 PM

    this is really you :)
    love the garden theme skirt!

  5. Anonymous7:35 PM

    hey...that skirt would look great with the pinnifor you saw at anthro...( the one you want to make)...and a blue or green streachy top with 3/4 sleeves ...

  6. you are amazing, inspiring, and oh so cute! work it ladybug! x

  7. you are amazing, inspiring, and oh so cute! work it ladybug!