Sunday, September 20, 2009

my favorite sheet skirt

My baby sister turned 13 this summer. Isn't she all grown up and lovely? Look out world!



Being a big sister who is either (a) super cool or (b)totally out of touch with teenage fashion, I made her a skirt out of a thrifted sheet and pillowcase.


I kind of winged (wang?) it here, using a readymade skirt I already own as a basic template: pleats, a side zipper and waistband and hem border out of contrasting fabric (the pillowcase).




The photos here don't even begin to do this baby justice. The floral fabric is a lot more vibrant-- the leaves are actually the same color as the border and the flowers aren't so washed out in real life. And if you look really close, there are even tiny butterflies and ladybugs hiding amongst the flowers.


I might, just might have enough of these fabrics left to sqeeze out a skirt for myself. Crossing my fingers...

7 comments:

Emery said...

totally drooling. you're skirts are ALL adorable!

Janae said...
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Janae said...

I love the shirt. Every time I'm at Savers or DI I look for fabric like this but haven't been so lucky yet. I'lll keep looking. Great job.

Erin said...

i love the pleats! what a lucky sister you have!

Alissa said...

Thanks again Steph!I love to wear this outfit to church, and will probably still be wearing it in the middle of winter.It's soo much brighter in really life, and absolutely adorable.I love it!I hope you have enough to make your own, just so that we can have matching skirts.

Hashi said...

I have this sheet in my stash, too!

Malaysia said...

It looks simple and nice.