Happy Saturday and hello to everyone at Atelier Caroline! I’m Nike (Neeka) from Choose To Thrive and I’m happy to be spending the weekend with all you!
In my latest super-human attempt to finish all those someday projects that I bought stuff for eons ago, I dug out this cute Valentine’s Day fabric just in time for my daughters to have skirts to wear … for one day.
Bravo on the timing Super Mom, bravo.
I found a simple skirt pattern perfect for a rookie sewer like me: sew sides, hem, add elastic. And everything was going along just swimmingly until I came to the adding elastic part. Because as it turns out, I was fresh out of elastic.
So I used my Super Mom powers and did the only thing I could think of …
Grab a pair of undies, some scissors and Rock What Ya Got!
And the result?
A quick, cute, finished skirt with no-cost notions to boot.
Want to make one for your little ones?
I followed the pattern directions for materials, using fabric from my stash. For the waistband, I cut away the elastic band from a worn and ready-to-toss pair of skivvies …
… and trimmed it to the length I needed for the skirt with lightening speed.
You can remove left-over fabric from the elastic with a seem ripper for a cleaner look, but was in a hurry and skipped that step. No biggie either way.
And since these Valentine’s skirts were made out of elastic from a pair of super hero undies, they may just be the first skirts with super powers:
Captain Underpants to the rescue!
Add a make-shift cape from a fabric scrap, eye wear of choice, and you’ve got yourself a super fun afternoon.
So, next time you have clothes that are ready to toss,
S T O P
… and cut out that waistband!
I keep mine in a large ziplock bag until I’m ready to break them down.
Then whenever I have some time to kill during a TV show, movie, long car ride, or break from fighting the forces of evil, I whip out my seem ripper and get to work.
So there you have it …
… free sewing notions and a finished project without a single trip to the store!
And that’s pretty super.
The skirt and the superhero are adorable. Captain Underpants did save the day!
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