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!!!
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!
|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.
found a light fabric with green flowers that was left over
from a pillow case project.
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,
Cute skirt for Terry at very little cost.
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,