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Baby Sheets to Baby Skirts
By: Amy Thompson of Progressive Pioneer
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Use fitted bottom sheets to create adorable little skirts for a baby or young child. Choose floral or vintage sheets for a sweet touch with this easy sewing idea from Amy Thompson of Progressive Pioneer.
I started a project that is somewhat new baby-related, though not exactly for her. I'm planning on spending most of June and July parked on the back lawn, in a sundress, by the kiddie pool. Being that I'll have reached whale proportions by then, I don't anticipate wanting to do much else in the heat of the desert sun. So, I thought a light, summery quilt to lay on was in order, but I picked girly, floral prints in honor of the new little one. Since Sam has some mama-made quilts, I thought this could be hers, even though it's a big one.
While cutting up the sheets for the quilt squares I had to cut off the elastic edges as some were bottom sheets. I noticed that, at six to eight inches long, the cut off edges somewhat resembled tiny skirts... Never to be one to let an easy project slip through my fingers, I zipped up the sides and added some hems, and voila! Darling baby skirts!
I had enough of one pattern to make a double layered skirt and couldn't resist adding a bit of bias tape along the hem. This one she probably won't be able to wear until she's at least three or four, but the other one is tiny enough to wear quite soon! I made both of these in about twenty or thirty minutes. I LOVE quick and satisfying projects. It was so great not to have to deal with finicky elastic or any of that. Now I might have to go out and find some more vintage sheets just to make cute skirts!
And here is the inimitable Piggy, Sam's dear friend and partner in crime, modeling the tiny skirt. I have a feeling it will look better on our little girl, who will hopefully not be so porcine in appearance:)
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