The girls have finally gotten their long-asked-for twirly skirts!Â I used 7 Layer Studio’s tutorial and Going Sew Crazy’s as well, and sort of mushed them together, used whatever measurements of scrap fabric I had on hand.Â Thankfully, twirly skirts are pretty forgivable and they turned out great!
Little Hen’s skirt used some thrift store fabric, including the blue-bird ruffle on the bottom,Â an old pale blue polka-dotted crib sheet for the waist panel and strip above the ruffle.Â Â The elastic was also from the thrift store, but the butterfly print fabric was on clearance at the fabric store, so total cost = $3.25.
Firecracker’s skirt is entirely from thrifted fabric – the gorgeous daisy fabric is from a vintage 100% cotton fitted sheet (which also provided to elastic for the waist panel).Â After making the skirt, there is a LOT of fabric left, so at $2.25, it was a steal!Â The rosebud ruffle fabric was also at the thrift store for a quarter, so based on yardage used, I estimate the skirt cost about $1.25 to make.
I admit, making twirly skirts can be super addictive.Â I’ve got fabric cut up for 4 more (for presents for the girls, using some seriously fun fabric, including a fairy print with pink sequin tulle for the ruffle for Firecracker’s next birthday), and, if I can find enough yardage at the thrift store, I’d love to make a few for myself.
Blessings on the rest of your week!Â I know I’ll be spending mine sewing up the rest of the skirts and getting some serious garden work done.