Monday, October 27, 2008

Affordable clothes...

I've had several friends show an interest in making their own skirts and slacks. This is a pattern that I've been using for years. I've purchased about 4 of these patterns all together. The last two, I've worn out. The two most recent are for myself and Pamela.

I love this pattern. No frills, no fuss, quick and easy!

The full skirt consists of 1 pattern. You place it on a fold --- Cut an identical piece again and sew both sides together. Hem the bottom, sew over the top for elastic and you're finished! I use a serger on all my clothes, so once I run it through the machines, I'm finished in less than 20 min -- this includes hemming and elastic!
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The picture above is the skirt I made for Pamela today. I used a really fabulous fabric (cotton/polyester blend - brown with mini pink polka dots) that I had found on the DOLLAR TABLE at Walmarts. I purchased 3 yards.
For $3, I made 1 full sized skirt, 1 pair of slacks, and had enough fabric for Pamela to make doll clothes for her 18" dolls.

You just can't beat a dollar an outfit!

5 comments:

Posh And Trendy said...

She looks so cute in her new outfit.. great job mommy.
I'm jealous of your dollar tables.. ours @ucks.

Patty said...

How exciting! Are you teaching your friends how to sew?

Texas Mom said...

I've been asked to teach sewing classes, but many of those interested like to dress conservatively and I was wanting to point out how EASY it is to make long skirts.

Some people think they can't sew and will spend a fortune online to buy long skirts. This is the pattern I would teach a beginning sewer with. I like it for myself because I can whip up a whole wardrobe in one day.

Sunny said...

I need a new wardrobe. I have been pricing sewing machines lately too.I am kind of tired of borrowing my moms old treadle machine.

Tiffiney said...

Wow...crafty...I wish I could do something like that..I would love to save on clothes...I do remember my mother making skirts for me in high school..and all the girls at school wanted to know where I got them from...we had picked out really funky patterns and I got tights in all wild colors to match..I have to say I looked hot in those homemade skirts...LOL....