Monday, October 11, 2010

Sheet Skirt

I have been sewing a little bit, but I haven't been blogging. This week is all about playing catch up.

I posted a long time ago about this fabulous elastic I found for super cheap at a fabric store here in Phoenix. I used it in a skirt for Lucy, but I also made a little something for myself.

I bought this sheet a year ago at a thrift store because it was so wonderfully and whimsically retro, and I FINALLY used it to make myself a skirt (see the cute little pink butterflies?).

The really cool thing about it was that I used the existing finished edge of the sheet, so I didn't even have to hem it!

I'm thinking I can wear it with a long-sleeve t and some tights for the fall. And now that I think about it, this skirt probably cost me less than $1 to make! This gal would be proud :).

20 comments:

Mrs.C said...

So very, very cute!

Shannon said...

Love it! Fantastic idea. It looks like it is something someone sewing challenged like myself could manage to make, too!

LadyJ said...

I Love this so very much. I need to take some time to sew something for me instead of my kidlets. Maybe after Christmas.

Mac said...

So cute! I love it!

Mel said...

so cute! Where did you get the elastic?

bkmossman said...

I love the things you make.
Where do you find the time?

Sheryl B said...

great job! when my daughter was a little toddler, i made her the cutest thanksgiving turkey skirt out of a dish towel ;)

Hannah, Julie, Colleen said...

Oh so cute. You have inspired me! I'm going to head down to Sas Fabrics to see what else they have.

Go Channel Marketing said...

WOW! thats insanely cute. The pattern is perfect, and what color. So vibrant.

Leslie said...

okay, I totally want to make one of these skirts, you inspired me!
I just need to find some of that elastic without driving that far into Phoenix, somewhere near Queen Creek!
Thanks for sharing, love your blog, LOVE your music!!! so inspiring!

New Dress said...

I'm totally, totally proud :) You look fabulous! xx M

jennyb said...

So cute! I wish I were crafty like that. :)

Jen said...

I adore...thanks for the inspiration

betsy jones-burgmeier said...

I ♥ this skirt!!!

Jen Black said...

That is an amazing idea! Wow. Thanks for the tip :) I love all your creative ideas!

fezfreckles said...

Is that elastic on the top? If so...Where can I buy that elastic?

Heather said...

I love this skirt! So cute!! Great idea!I wish I had the gift of sewing. The machine and I just don't see eye to eye.

Steph said...

Hey JJ, I got some of this elastic a year ago when I saw this gorgeous skirt and now have a skirt of my own using it, but can't remember the name now! Does it have a special name? Thanks :)

Jan said...

This is so beautiful. I have some vintage sheets that could be used for
this. I of course would use them on
the bed if possible. They are so soft.
They don't make sheets like the ones they made when I was young. Percale vs. muslin. :)

leisaf said...

Adorable! I still love that sheet. I have the same set (from 1978)!