05 March 2012

Summer Sewing: Twirly Skirts

I have pretty much completed my girls' summer wardrobes thanks, in large part, to their love of simple twirly skirts.  Some are tired with a slight ruffle on the bottom tier and others are just solid skirts gathered at the waist.  These are super easy to produce and look quite fancy when worn.  These also gave me a chance to indulge my kids in fabrics they liked.  I wouldn't really use watermelon fabric for anything, but they picked it out and darn if they are not the cutest little skirts when done.  Thanks to Affordable Fabrics I can make two skirts for $3.00 making these a great deal.  Even at normal retail prices, two skirts from a yard of fabric makes these cheaper than basic jersey shorts in most stores. Basically these can be produced from half a yard of fabric or, even better, two fat quarters making them cost effective and a great way to use up the fabric stash.  Now I just need t-shirts or tanks in a selection of cheery colors and we are set to go for sunshine.  Tutorials coming soon for both types of skirts.


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