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I saw the idea for "sheet skirts" (my friend, Jess, had sent me a link) and I decided I had to try it!
I went to "Goodwill" and got a few different sheets, but chose this flowered print for my first skirt. (the sheet cost me $3) These are the 2 pieces together that I cut out for the skirt…
And this is the finished product! It was SO easy! I am going to shorten it just a bit because it will give me more leg room!
And I saw on another site how you can make "lounge pants" by tracing around a pair of pants you already have. SO… I decided to try that too, to use up more of the sheet…
Here they are all sewn (inside out). I had my husband take a picture of me in them, but since they were too tight I decided not to post it! LOL I forgot the other pants of mine are a knit fabric and this fabric has zero stretch…
I couldn’t waste them, so I sized them up to my daughter and took in the sides and legs and I think they make cute & modest capris!
And the other day my oldest son had asked if I could make him a bag to hold his walking stick and he wanted a pocket on it to hold his jacknife. While he was visiting with my parents yesterday, I took what I’ve learned from making tote bags and just made up a different pattern for a LOOOOONG bag with straps like a backpack. I used some leftover canvas fabric I had.
It was NOT easy to get all pinned with the straps inside… and I forgot and sewed over the top edge where he was supposed to put his walking stick, but it worked in the end. I had to cut the top with my seam ripper and hem the opening.
Then I topstitched around the 3 other sides…
and he LOVES it!! It’s not perfect, but he doesn’t care! It serves the purpose!
My oldest daughters knit shorts are almost done! She decided on a ruffled cuff and I think that makes them looks extra cute! I can’t wait to see them after I make the drawstring!!
I noticed the other day that my husband had gone through his clothes and had a big bag on the porch to donate. I told him I wanted to go through it first to see if I could use any of the fabric. Today I chose a red polo shirt (that was one of his old workshirts) to make a pair of shorts for my youngest daughter…
And I used the tag to show where the back is!!! As you can see, I am getting addicted to making shorts!!!
Here she is modeling them in her 4th of July dress (lifted up a bit so you can see the shorts— which are more like skorts, which I like)
And this shows how they peek out just a bit at the bottom, but they’ll keep her modest if she’s running and playing!
I also used the leftover fabric from the shirt to make a little candy bag for my oldest daughter for when we go to the parade tomorrow…
And later on I have to make my oldest daughter some shorts for the 4th and I bought this blue fabric last night… (I just washed it and dried it on the line)
This is the print up close! You’ll see the shorts after I make them and take pix of the kids tomorrow!
Phew…it’s been a busy week!!! But I’m not done yet… gotta get sewing!! Have a great 4th and an awesome weekend!!!
** I ended up making the shorts and I also made some candy bags for the kids… and I took pictures BUT I don’t have time to resize them, so I’ll post them later! They came out cute!