Thursday, August 11, 2011

From Bed Skirt to Twirly Skirt!!!!

My dear friend, Debbie, gave me her bedskirt when she was redecorating her bedroom.  She thought, correctly, I might add, that this eyelet would be perfect for one or more of my sewing projects!!!  I was very excited, to say the least!!!!  Our Lil'E has a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks.  I made this twirly skirt for her from Debbie's bed skirt!!!!  I cut the ruffle off one of the pillow shams that she gave me, too, to sew along the bottom of the skirt.  Another dear friend, Marilyn, gave me a whole box of fabrics and trims the other day.  It just so happened that in that box was a piece of knit ribbing that matched the bed skirt eyelet perfectly.  I used it as the waist band!!  In this box is also a narrow piece of eyelet trim that also matches this bed skirt perfectly.  I am going to use it to trim a top to go with this skirt.  I am thinking of refashioning the shirt that I have draped on the top of this dress form.  It is one of mine that I have only worn once or twice.  It never has really fit very well, so why not use it to make Lil'E a top to match her skirt?
 I thought I'd show you just how pretty this eyelet is in a close-up photo!  There's actually enough left from the skirt and the two pillow shams to make a couple more little outfits, one for Lil'B and one for Debbie's granddaughter.  Finding the time is going to be the issue, though.  School has been in session for two days following a week of inservice, and I. AM. PLUMB. TUCKERED. OUT!!!! That's a Southern way of saying exhausted.  I do have an awesome group of kiddos in my room, though!!!!!  Lucky me!!!!!!
I do hope to have time this weekend to make a couple of other things for Lil'E for her birthday.  I have something in mind for her bedroom. 


KID, MD said...

Too cute!! She'll be sweet twirling in it.

gwensews said...

No one would ever know that skirt was once worn the bed! Totally cute!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

awww what a cute skirt. I know she will love it.

Needled Mom said...

That's a great idea for a twirly skirt!!! She will love it too.

I'll bet you are tuckered out. The weekend is almost here!

Kim said...

oh Julia- how beautiful! I would never guess it started out as a bed skirt!! I have been thinking about you and teaching- I'm glad to hear you have a good group of kids. Hugs!!!!

window dressing said...

That is one beautiful skirt! If you had not mentioned the previous life of this material I would have never guessed. I love the fullness of this skirt also.

Marydon said...

You are just amazing, Julia. It is darling.

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Have a beautiful weekend.

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