Friday, April 22, 2011

Sewing skirts

Wanna know a secret? I'm terrified of sewing patterns.  They always make things harder for me. Whenever I can find projects online or figure out ways to sew something cute without patterns, I jump at the opportunity. 

Neither this skirt nor this lion followed a pattern. I just tried to figure things out in my mind. 

A while back a had found this sewing tutorial where you make a skirt out of a dish towel in the wonderful Grace Violet blog, and oh boy, I wanted to try it out so badly. Then yesterday, I was at the fabric store getting some basic supplies (elastic, etc) and saw this adorable dish towel. Hooray! I grabbed it  right way (for less than $5 - it was on sale), so I could finally try out the skirt. 

Check out how cute! And the fabric that I cut off the sides, I used to make a matching headband. I can't wait for the little one to try it out. 

Cheap, easy, and cute sewing project - what else could I ask for?

Would you sew clothing out of home decor items? How do you channel your inner Maria VonTrapp?


  1. I also share this fear. I took two foreign languages, but the language of sewing patterns...augh! This is so cute! Thanks for sharing~

  2. Que lindo!!!! Muito criativo, boa idéia!!!
    ótimo final de semana, Feliz Páscoa!!!
    Bjos Carinhosos

  3. Simply adorable my friend...what a wonderful idea.

    Hugs and love for a great Easter. xoxo

  4. I am in awe of all the stuff that you make! I don't sew. I wish I could, though. :)

  5. That is adorable and I often see the cutest dish towels. Alas, I'm terrified of sewing period -with or without pattern.