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 30 years and have 5 great kids and 3 grand-kids. We've gone from California to New York ... then to Dallas, Chicago and Memphis. We transferred to Jacksonville, Florida and stayed there for 5 years ( a record, I might add). We then followed our daughter, Marci and her husband, Mike to Texas. They live in Katy with their three little ones . (who couldn't possibly be any cuter). Our son, Mark (aka Mack)lives in Florida with his adorable wife, Cheryl. He is a County Commissioner for St. John's County and is deployed for his second term to Iraq with the Florida Army National Guard . Our middle daughter, Kayley is married to a wonderful guy, Scott Miller. Now we have two Scotts in the family. We are thrilled that Scott's company recently transferred them back to Houston. They have relocated to Katy where Scott grew up. We still have(our)Scott and Hope at home and love having my parents just a few miles away. Life is Good!