So, in an effort to use up as much of it as possible and make some great summer clothes for Olivia, I've started cranking out some fun new things. Yesterday's projects: jeans, bucket hat, skorts. (Yes, spell check and Bryan, skorts is a real word.)
Flat Front Pants tutorial and pattern. I shortened the length a little, but left everything else the same. I love the way these turned out. Such a quick, simple sew.
You can find my tutorial for how to make your own stamps and printed labels HERE.
this awesome book. (Which, by the way, cost me something like $16.50 when I bought it. Not sure why it's up to $40 now. I'm sure you can find it cheaper elsewhere.) I basically want to make every single thing in the book.
Last up are these super-easy little skorts.
Skirt on top (inspired by this easy skirt)...
There's no way Olivia's going to keep her skirt nicely in place, so this will keep her from being inapropos all summer.
No, I'm not going to write a whole tutorial. It's so easy.
Just do this:
- Cut off the bottom of a shirt or tank top. (This will be your skirt piece.)
- Fold the top (raw) edge over about an 1" and iron.
- Use Rae's (free) Newborn Pants pattern and tutorial (but don't cut the full length of the pants--make them shorter so they'll be shorts) to make your little shorts, but DON'T finish off the top of the shorts.
- Stuff the top (raw) edge of your shorts under the fold at the top of your skirt piece and pin in place.
- Sew a zigzag stitch around the top to keep that folded edge (and the top of the shorts) in place, but leave an opening about an 1" wide.
- Thread your elastic through the casing and sew the elastic ends together.
- Sew the opening shut.
- And you're done! You now have skorts. Ta-da! Congratulations. :)
They're so fast and easy (not to mention made of free materials) I think I might have to make twelve more. And I think they should be pretty fun and comfy for Olivia.
So... that's what I made for Olivia yesterday!
We'll see what today brings!