Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The $2 Bandanna Skirt


Summer makes me think of gingham and bandanna prints, so it's no surprise that Spenser's latest summer skirt is made from bandannas.

The skirt is super simple. I took two $1 bandannas, put them right sides together (making sure the words on the bandanna about being colorfast were at the top to be hidden by the casing), and sewed/serged up both sides (starting at the hem to make sure the hem was even at the end). Then I pressed down the top for the casing and sewed around the top of the skirt, leaving an inch to thread the elastic through. Then I sewed the elastic together and the opening shut.

It took minutes. The skirt is already "hemmed," but if you need to shorten it, you can do that, too. Spenser wanted to keep hers long. I think it will fit her for several more years. (And judging by the size of Jackson, she might be 8 1/2 and still wearing the $2 skirt.)

10 comments:

Brenda said...

Thank's for the idea. I'll have to run to Hobby Lobby.

Myrnie said...

Fantastic! I love these "square" skirts- I made one for my infant the other day with a 1/4 yard remnant! Just hem all four sides, sew into a tube, and make the casing- SO easy and cute!

Lisa said...

That is adorable!!!

simplebeauty said...

This is so sweet!! And so frugal. Thanks for sharing your ideas! I think that I will just have to try this one!

Thank you!

Diane said...

Fast and cute! I see a "pink" summer theme here :)

The Georgia Peaches said...

I love it. I'll have to make one for my daughter. She loves skirts. Glad to hear your feeling better.

amandajean said...

cute, cute cute!!! what a great idea!

julie said...

Brilliant! I do the same thing but with material that's already in a tube-shape--pillowcases, T-shirts--because I'm lazy!

That's my favorite thing about little girls--they're such straight little noodles that anything looks fabulous on them, and I always feel like a rock star when I sew them something!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

babybug said...

LOVE IT!