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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Time, Time, Got No Time.....

Well...
Nathan, my grandson is going to his Dad's
for a couple of weeks, so guess what? 
I have the next few weekends to myself.
I get to have some me time!!!
YAHOO!!!!

Blogging, sewing, whatever.

No Grandma I'm hungry,
no Grandma are you finished on the computer,
no Grandma are you still blogging,
no Grandma play a game with me,
no Grandma let's watch a movie.
No Grandma nothing,
I love him to death but sometimes...
 Grandma needs a break!
So....

Ankle length skirt.
A few weeks ago I found this skirt at the SPCA thrift shop,
not my cup of tea,
 but it had possibilities, and for $3.00 it was a steal.
Pure Irish linen in a soft, subtle green.

What to do, what to do?

It hit me at work on Friday
so the minute I got home I started my redo.

I took off about 8" to make it a little above the knee,
 then dug through my fabric stash for a suitable accent fabric.
Yep,
 found a light fabric with green flowers that was left over
from a pillow case project.

Perfect!

I cut 2 rectangles 6" deep by 2 1/2" longer than the skirt hemline.
(1 for the front and 1 for the back)
Hemmed the bottom long edges and gathered the top edges.
After pinning the ruffles in place
I stitched the ruffle side seams,
then sewed the ruffle to the skirt.
Added a little yellow grosgrain ribbon and,

Finished skirt.
VIOLA.
Cute skirt for Terry at very little cost.

Tote
I even had enough fabric left over to create this tote.

There's something to be said for ME time don't you think?

Til next time,
Bonjour

6 comments:

sawn48 said...

I don't blame you for buying the skirt. If I like the fabric, I will buy it to make something,whether it be napkins, or tea towels, or a throw pillow.I love fabric.Nice set you've made.Enjoy your "Me" time while you can.I know Nathan will have fun where he is.

brendie said...

good score terry!

Leontien said...

WHOOHOOOO Looks GREAT! Skirt and bag!

And i hope you enjoy your "free" time!!!

Have a wonderful 4th of July!
Leontien

librarianism said...

The bag and the skirt are both very cute!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How clever! A matching skirt and tote bag! And, helping the critters at the same time. You rock, girl! :)

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Thanks you guys, I really enjoyed sewing the pair.
My next project is a shower curtain.....
Wish me luck1