I've seen a lot of people in the Blog world using an old t-shirt to make a waist band for skirts and I thought I'd give it a try. I didn't use a pattern, but pulled out a skirt she already had and tried to model the size after that. I'm pretty happy with the results and plan to make more, for both of us. So when I do I'll be sure and do a tutorial, but this skirt was one of those real life situations where I was frantically working, and not bothering with step by step photos, sorry.
I think the waist band on this skirt was why I decided I could handle making it on my own. I'm not very good with zippers or snaps or gathering or anything complicated, so this was perfect.
And I thought it needed something frilly, so I added a ruffle to the bottom. This skirt cost me a whole $3.50 for a yard of fabric on sale at JoAnn's, you can't beat that.
What do you think? I think I need one or two for myself, they will be perfect for summer. I promise to do a tutorial soon!
Hallie's program was so sweet. They called it Freedom Isn't Free and sang a lot of American themed songs. At the very end they showed a slide show of the kids from the whole year. I was choking back the tears the whole time, it just kills me to watch my children grow. But I was so proud of Hallie, and can't believe she's going into the 1st grade already. So sad. I love you Hallie girl.
Keep signing up for the taffy giveaway. You guys are making this so hard on me, I really read every comment and think, "oh she deserves this!" and then I read the next one and think, "no no, she really needs this!" I wish I could send some to all of you, if you want to stop over at my house I'd be happy to share mine. I told Travis he might have to choose because I can't pick just one person. Good luck!