When its time to organize and declutter, I fill bags to donate for charities or pass down to friends with younger kids. I have one separate bag where I place those items that have something about them I just can't part with. Sometimes it might be for sentimental reasons or sometimes there is just something unique or appealing about it and it seems to sing out, "please repurpose me!" While sifting through one such bag looking for project ideas I came across an old (really old) skirt of Kayley's and immediately thought Ella would love these colors.
When she was here for her "Nana Sleepover" (our summer tradition)
I showed it to her and asked if she'd like me to make a skirt for her out of it.
Ella eagerly answered "yes"
so I couldn't wait to get started.
I loved the little pintucks in the original skirt. (probably the reason it made it to the "special bag")
I just made a casing for an elastic waist band
and a tulle under slip for an extra layer underneath to hang just below the hemline giving the skirt a little fullness.
I found a white tee to embellish.
I added some lace and rolled roses and sewed a couple of rows of elastic thread at the waist to give a new look.
Now she'll have an outfit.
… and she would need a hair clip too .... of course.
About Us........ This blog is about the moments that fill our lives. Honestly, there never is a dull one! Mark and I have been married 36 years and have 5 great kids and 7 adorable grand-kids. We've gone from California to New York and plenty of places in between. We've lived in some great cities including Dallas, Chicago, Memphis and Jacksonville. We love where we've landed in Texas and enjoy living close by, to our two married daughters and their families and my parents who also live in the area. It is always such a treat when we get to see our son, daughter-in law and their cute little boys who reside in Florida. Our younger son, is stationed at Ft. Riley for Advance Infanty Training with the US Army. He is currently deployed in Kuwait. We love his new bride and look forward to every minute we get to spend with her. Our youngest daughter was married in July 2015. She and her husband are living in Provo, Utah while attending BYU.