Thursday, July 23, 2009

Finished Object....My First Finished Object!

I am feeling so happy that I finally finished something...other than laundry!! I found this pair of shorts and thought I would make a skirt for Andrea. I cut the shorts off about 2 inches below the zipper


Gathered a rufflle on a straight piece of material that was about 1 1/2 times as wide as the shorts. The ruffle was at least twice as wide as the shorts.



And what do you know.. it actually turned out!! I covered the seam with a 3/4 inch ribbon topped with a 3/8 inch ribbon.

Made a wild looking bow to match...

And here is the whole outfit! It was a lot of fun and now I'll do it again! I can find shorts or pants at thrift stores for a little bit of nothing. The material only cost me about $3 and the ribbon was about 25 cents! Nolw I just need a picture of her in it...maybe I'll get one when we go to St Louis for chemo on Friday!

9 comments:

Charity said...

VERY cute!!! It did turn out great! :)

Hope everything goes well in St. Louis on Friday.

Holly said...

It's adorable, Jenn, great job!!!

Gillian Davis said...

See? Sewing IS fun!!! :-) Very, very cute! I have a pair of pant that I've been intending to make into a skirt for Ju - but I can't find the right shade of pink check...maybe if I looked? :)

Brittany said...

LOVE it! The colors are awesome, and what a great idea!! The bow is just too cute - makes me want a little girl just to make cutesy things like that...

Beth Stetler said...

so, so cute!

June Robinson said...

How cute! Can't wait to see a picture of her wearing it.

Ronda said...

Now THAT is adorable...What a beautiful job you did! I'm loving the bow, too! :)
(It was fun to hear from you! Hope that you are having a great summer...)

Angie said...

Too cute! I love it!!!

Jennifer said...

That is too cute. You did a great job. I need you to give me a lesson. Can't sew a lick.