Here's the skirts:
They started out life as the ruffle for a bed. I still have enough left to trim both shirts and to make a skirt for Sofia and Elise.
This skirt is a bit big for Sofia, Purple Tie-Dye and Black Lace...
I picked up the purple tie-dye sheet at a thrift store. Not sure if it was that way originally, or if someone dyed it at home. I still have the middle of the sheet, that I think I am going to make a circle skirt out of.
I also put together a skirt out of two cloth napkins. I just sewed the sides up to make a tube, cut about 5 inches off the bottom, in two 2-1/2" strips, and made 1 super long tube, which I gathered on the sewing machine to make the ruffle on the bottom of the skirt. Then I folded down 1/2" of the top and put some elastic in and we have a cute paisley skirt. Who would ever guess it was made from 2 napkins from the thrift shop?
So....I have been learning a lot as I create this week. It's hard to put into words what exactly I learned. Mostly just "be careful" stuff. Like having to take a waistband off 3 times on one skirt I made earlier this week made these skirts' waistbands go much more smoothly. As always, never give up, and don't expect absolute perfection. It's been awhile since I have been sewing regularly, so it's going to take me a while to remember all of the tricks.and tips.
I am having an absolute BLAST upcycling, recycling and repurposing! It's fun to take something which was discarded or at least seen as having no value, and turn it into something beautiful!