Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Funny Skirt

For as long as I can remember, my sister and I have wanted to have a skirt made out of ties! For some reason, we can never seem to get the pattern that we want in our heads to work on paper or with the ties...
So, my little sister (not really little, she's almost 21) is my inspiration for this skirt. It's just a practice one for now...I'm sure that I'll made another one, or two!
I made my daughter a basic straight skirt with elastic just at the sides, and then sewed a bunch of "ties" to the top and let them hang down! She thinks it's awesome, and loves playing with the pieces...but I would make some DEFINITE changes next time. I was talking on the phone when cutting, measuring and sewing the strips...BAD idea! I meant for the strips to be 2" wide so that they could over-lap a TON...they're only 1" wide, so I BARELY had enough and there's no overlap-age..... Also, I would like to put something at the top of them to tie the ties together. Right now, the ends are just cut off and frayed... It's cute, but not what I was going for...
Guess I'll just have to try again.....

3 comments:

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Good Idea! Trish

Katie :o) said...

Cute! And she will always love the skirt! What great memories :o)

Barb said...

cute....