Monday, September 13, 2010

Project Runway

As Heidi is famous for saying:

"One day you're in. And the next day you're out."

And that's how I'm feeling about the seasons. Summer, I love you, but you're out. I'm ready for Fall. I'm ready for apples and pumpkins and crunchy leaves and sweatshirts.

So today I'm getting ready for Halloween, Project Runway style.

Yes, Halloween.

Over the Summer, I took a few weeks to visit my parents with my children. One day I walked into a store to find that all of their fabric was 75% off. They were closing their fabric section. So I started grabbing. I had no idea what I was going to make, but I couldn't pass up buying fabric for a quarter of the cost. I decided I could figure out what I'd use it for later.

They had this Halloween material.

It is a panel.

This weekend, I figured out what to do with it. And this is where I felt like I was channeling my love for Project Runway.

I cut the panels apart and turned them into skirts for my girls.

(Just saying that makes me feel like I was channeling Julie Andrews on The Sound of Music. But I want to feel cool so we're going to stick with Project Runway).

I used 5 panels for my oldest daughter's skirt (she's 8). I then used 3 panels for my two little girls (age 3 and almost 1). I cut those 3 panels in half for the appropriate lengths and sewed them together.

I then sewed a band the same length of the material to the bottom and hemmed it.

After, I cut a strip of material (half the length of the bottom band) for the top band. I gathered the material and sewed the top band to the body of the skirt.

You can then sew the skirt together to finish the circle and add the elastic to it.

For full details of lengths and instructions, I used this awesome pattern I bought on Etsy. I made many skirts using her pattern. Love It!

DISCLAIMER: No buttons or zippers were used in the making of these skirts. That is far beyond my skill set. That's how simple this is!

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1 comment:

  1. DEBBIE!!! That's my speed!!! No zippers or button holes! WOWZER!!! I hope I can find the same fabric now... a panel huh???
    THank you!!!