I’ve been wanting to do this little project since last summer and have finally gotten around to it. I love to see all the creative things other people think of and it inspires me to think outside the box. My Sis-in-law had given me these two matching shirts she’d picked up at a yard sale or somewhere. They were pretty, but the style just made for an awkward fit. Since I have two little girls I saw two little skirts in these shirts. I used the bottom hem for a casing and just threaded elastic through it for the waist. The gathers at the bodice made a nice ruffle along the bottom of the skirts without any extra work.
It's such a quick and easy way to make a ruffled hem.
Wondering what the cut off bottle is doing by the sewing machine? My mom really should have worked for a magazine like Real Simple (love some of the simple creative hints in there!) or something like that. I think they would be amazed at her genius. She can think of quick fixes for all kinds of little complications that come up. She taught me to use an old 2-liter bottle, with the bottom cut off, as a guide for the large size spools of thread. It’s much more economical to buy the large spools, but they don’t fit on a regular sewing machine. This trick works like a dream!
Ring Around the Rosy time!
And yes, we do still have fall pumpkins sitting by the garage! J