Friday, July 30, 2010

From This to That: Napkins

I picked up a set of 4 cloth napkins at Target on clearance for 1.48.

The beautiful, vibrant colors were so summery and they just struck me as so Becca, my youngest. Of course I was right because she loves them.

So I decided to make them into a skirt for her. She is still at the stage where she just loves skirts and I want to enjoy that while I can! :)

All I did was cut off the edges and the top, leaving the bottom hem professionally done. (That was easy!) Then I sewed together the sides, all 4. I like a full skirt on her, so I used all four and cinched them with elastic.

After I had the sides connected I double folded the top and sewed as close to the edge as possible, leaving lots of room to thread my elastic. Then I measured her cute little tummy and threaded in my elastic, sewed it together and closed the seam. Viola! It took about half an hour or so, and I am new so I am a bit slow. So if you know what you are doing you are good to go in about 20 minutes hehe!

She actually does love the skirt... I swear lol. She was rather grumpy and in NO mood for having mom take another picture for her blog. I was so darn pleased with myself actually thinking of this and having a new skirt for her at such a low cost... so she can deal! :P

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  1. loooove the skirt!
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    PS I love the skirt!

  7. So clever and what a bargain!!!! She looks adorable and I love the colors. It's been a long time since 4 napkins would go around me Lol!

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  8. WOW! That's pretty clever! Great job!

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  9. that looks sooooo cool! I love it!

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  11. omg. that is so awesome!! it's also reason # 256978 of why I need to learn how to sew! it looks great on her too. :)

  12. Very cute skirt. I love the colors. I remember making a skirt something like that for a costume for Amanda on year.

  13. I am so jealous...I wish knew how to create things like that....I wish my mom had done things like that- you are great!! I cannot wait to explore more- I love friendly fridays!!

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  15. Wow, that's so creative and really lovely!


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