Friday, September 2, 2011

Guest Blogger: Marie from My Lil Pink Pocket

Happy Friday everyone!  Today we have a special treat.  One of my new-found blogging friends is guest-posting for us today (and I am guesting at her blog...I will post a link later)!  She is the sweetest gal! Oh, and before I let her take it away, let me remind you to enter my giveaway!  Okie, dokie, here's Marie:

Hello friends and readers of My Li'l Pumpkin Patch! I'm Marie and I blog over at Lil Pink Pocket. I'm so excited to be here today! Thanks Steph for swapping blogs with me today!

I am a wife of 8 years to my husband Tim and stay at home mommy of two adorable little girls, Deni is three and Capri is 16 months. I'm a do it yourself kind of girl and love creating! Over at Lil Pink Pocket you'll find a little bit of everything from sewing, furniture makeovers, recipes and everything in between! I'm excited to share a skirt tutorial with you today! I made similar skirts out of my husbands old button up for both my girls last week and you can see those here. My three year old is growing like crazy so I was excited when I came across the idea of making skirts out of button up shirts. I raided my DI pile and found a few. I hope you like it as much as I do! Enjoy!

What you need: -sewing machine -matching thread -button up shirt -elastic measured to the size you need

Cut straight across just below the armpits. I didn't realize I forgot to take a picture of the next step. Fold over the top 1/4 inch and press. Fold again about 1 1/4 inch to create a "pocket" to insert elastic for the waist. Next you will sew along each side of the button placket so the skirt cannot be unbuttoned. Insert elastic using a safety pin and secure in place. You can see this in the picture below.

For the tie in the front cut collar off shirt and fold edges in and sew a finishing edge on it.
Fold collar in half and pin the center on the middle of the waist band.
Attach and tie in single knot.

Isn't that the most clever idea?!   I absolutely love it!  And what a great way to use your DI pile.  FYI, for those of you who don't know, DI (Deseret Industries) is a thrift store. :)  It makes me want a daughter even more so I can make one of these!

Marie has a lot of other great projects on her blog that you should go check out!


Margo said...

So going to try this!

Sunny Vanilla said...

Super cute and you make it look easy to do. That's a project i've got to try :-)

Sunny Vanilla said...

P.S. I'm your newest follower and would love it for you to swing back around sometime :-)

Frisky Fiskies- said...

I LOVE this idea, Marie! I like to sew, but avoid buttonholes like the plague, so this is perfect for my little princesses and me. :~) Thanks for sharing!!

Helen said...

That's awesome! I was looking for some easy little girl skirts to make for my baby sister, so thanks!

~Melissa~ said...

This is so CUTE!

Alice said...

So cute! I can see this using a cute men's pinstripe shirt. Guess it's time for me to go thrifting and get in on the menswear trend.

Mrs. Huntsman said...

so very cute, I wish I had someone to make it for.

mmbear said...

Now that is what I call using what you got!I am a new follower from the blog hop and I am following you thru GFC. I cannot follow thru FB right now and its a long story so please check out my post dated August 20th on the Weekend Blog Hops. As soon as they take care of it I can follow. I will leave it up to you if you want to follow me now or wait until I can follow you first. Either way I understand. Follow what you can and I will be happy! Thanks so much and have a great day!


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