July 5, 2008

Basic Knit Skirts for a Girl

Filed under: sewing — Tags: , , , , — Lady M Quilts @ 3:31 pm

I got started on my family sewing today, working on three quick, basic and simple knit skirts for my oldest, who is 9.  Using the formula from Sew What! Skirts for an elastic waist a-line skirt, I made these:

I’ve made lots of these for my girls, so I can whip them out pretty quickly.  They are very comfy and take less than a yard of fabric each, even though they are on the long side, reaching to mid-calf.

One of my goals for this month is to “stash bust”…sew only (or as much as possible) from my overflowing stash.  I’m going to keep track of how many yards I sew up and then decide if I made a big dent or just a tiny ding in the stash.

So, these skirts each take about 3/4 yard, which makes my grand total 2 1/4 yards today. 🙂

Next up…skirts for my next oldest daughter, the baby blankets for the neighbor and maternity clothes for me!


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