Hey ya’ll. I am Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, Knock Off Decor and Roadkill Rescue. I am happy to be here this year for the Funner in the Summer series that Mique is hosting. So last week I went to something I have never been to before. An real live auction. You know the type you have seen on TV where the auctioneer talks a million miles a minute? It was quite the thrill. I ended up scoring this nasty hamper for $1 because the auctioneer didn’t open it up and show everyone what was inside. It housed about two dozen vintage sheets! SCORE! You should have seen the raised eyebrows when I got the bid. While they certainly smelled vintage it wasn’t anything my washing machine couldn’t handle.
One of the sheets, (or maybe it was a curtain who knows) had this cute little ruffle at the bottom. I thought it would make a charming summer skirt for my 4 year-old daughter. She loves wearing skirts and I have quite a few of them in the past.
1. I measured my daughter’s waist at 19” so I cut the width double that to 38”. Then I just guesstimated on the length and cut out a rectangle of fabric (you could use another skirt as a guide for the length).
2. I folded the right side edges together and then cut an angle so that it wouldn’t look boxy but would have more of an A-line shape to it.
3. I pinned it and then sewed the edge together.
4. Next I folded the waist under 1/4” and then under 1 1/2” since my elastic was 1”. Then I sewed that down leaving a small opening to wiggle my elastic into.
5. Then I sewed the elastic ends together and then tucked everything in place and sewed the opening shut.
In 20 minutes I had an adorable summer skirt. Plus I have a heck of a lot of sheet left. Maybe momma needs a matching one, what do you think? Vintage sheets are easy to find at thrift stores, yard sales and Goodwill. It is a lot of fabric for very little money.
Would you like some other summer ideas?
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