Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hello world? I'm still here...

Well hello. It's been a while. I'm still here. Alive and kicking. I've also been crafting and creating, even though I haven't been posting about anything. Sometimes I get caught up in the day to day hustle and by the time I collapse into bed at night to type in my journal I'm just too tired to do anything other than that. But here is something I completed recently.

I have a huge pile of t-shirts that Superman gave me. I stacked them neatly in my stash thinking that I would do something cool with them like make a quilt or a wall hanging for his classroom or something similar. That is until he told me that he really didn't want them and that there was no sentimental value he associated with the pile of old t's. (You know, they're the ones you buy for homecoming week, class competitions, prom, etc.) I CAN'T throw them out. Not now that I have a serger and it's so easy to sew knits. I pulled one of them out not too long ago and looked at it. It was a dark heathered gray knit with a green print on the front. I loved the gray, not the green print. So I cut it up the sides which left me with two largish pieces of knit fabric. I placed them one on top of the other and cut out a whole bunch of long trapezoid shapes. Like this:

(You'll have to pardon the poor quality pics...I took them with my phone.)

After I had them all cut out and pressed I serged them all together with the print side in so all that nice, unadulterated, heathered gray was visible and the green print was hidden. Pretty easy.

This left me with almost a full circle. I cut a wide piece of elastic to fit Pumpkin's waist and serged that to my almost full circle.

Then I serged the circle closed and hemmed Pumpkin's cute little circle skirt. It looks pretty good! I like it quite a bit!
And it meets all the requirements for Pumpkin. If it's going to be a skirt or dress it HAS to be comfortable above all else! She is not one for fru fru and frills of any kind really. Unless she's in the mood for dress up or it's a tu tu. All the fru fru and frills in her closet are really for me. Not her. Some day I'm sure she'll understand.


  1. Yep, i love this one. I have to make one for mini. And I'm glad you're not dead or something. Like you don't have all the time in the world to blog...

  2. Yep! So easy and comfy. I'm going to modify this one and do some more. I've been thinking of making one that is less full and has a kangaroo pocket on it. K would love that. We'll see what I can come up with.