A couple of completed projects to show you. I got the yellow idea from Dana at Made. I was trying to sew with Meg for Kids Clothes Week Challenge. Due to camera issues, I didn't post at either, but I am showing you now.
It all started with the skirt. I wanted to make it for Ellie's Birthday Party. I started 2 nights before. I wish that I would have these ideas sooner! I started with a bedsheet. (unlike some who go thrifting for sheets, I go to the closet - my in-laws are savers) and a general idea of how to make a ruffle skirt. Lots of gathers! I used a super soft (and thin and cheap) yellow knit for the ruffles. This way I didn't have to hem the ruffles. So, lots of strips of fabric and lots of gathers later, this is what Ellie woke up to on her birthday.
She loved it. I had to do some finishing the next night on the seams, but it was done for the party. I didn't have time to do a top, so I did the matching headband instead. Inspired by 12 Crafts to Christmas.
At this point I was getting very tired of ruffles and gathering, but I got an idea in my head for another matching shirt.
So a little more gathering for sleeve and heart ruffles and a little freezer paper stenciling - and another matching shirt.
The leftover.I may have enough fabric left for a matching dolly outfit. We will see.....
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