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!!!!!!