Saturday, February 12, 2011

Homemade skirts your girls can scribble on :)

Ok so we had left over paint from our Family Wall Art  project and paint setting was setting out in jars with all the fun colors and it just kept my creativity flowing.  Autty had commented that the Family Wall Art project would be a good skirt. :) So away we went.  Here is a post from Filth Wizardry that gave me the know how.. Skirts at Filth Wizardry

I had some white fabric that had been used as a curtain and the girls went to work. I think you could use pillowcases or even certain dish towels to make these, I just used what I had.

The designer in deep thought.

After the girls drew on the fabric they then took the watered down paint and painted over their artwork.  I wanted them to paint the whole skirt to give it a real colorful effect but hey ..I wasn't going to be wearing them so I let them decide.  

It is really very simple and you could do it all by hand stitch if you really wanted to. When measuring the girls I had to remember to leave room for the elastic. I am such an amateur sewer and I make more mistakes that I would like to admit.  I did bring out the machine because it was so much quicker and then I had some self adhesive iron on stuff for the ribbon and ta da..
With no further to do here is The Schneider's Spring Designs:
(designers and models are Adorable A and Little L)

If you want to get a closer look of the models and skirts just click on the collage. 
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Well that is it for now... from this crazy household.  ;)

Let me know if any of you attempt this for your little girlie's. :) It is so inexpensive and fun. Could be a fun Valentine day skirt.

Skirts at Filth Wizardry  (Again here is the link if you too want more details on these Spring Designs) ;)



Pastor Donna Neville said...

Love these skirts! Such a fun idea! I know my girls would love this, I think I might try it in the summer when we are all home together again:)

Amelia Earhart said...

that was Meghann Nuño, I don't know what I was signed into!

Creatively Content said...

Dear Donna, if you do try them out and you have time I would love to know how it worked for you. :)

Christy Killoran said...

So cool! I can't sew at all, so I am very impressed!

Creatively Content said...

Christy, Thanks..they really are pretty easy especially if you get something that is already been hemmed then you only have to hand sew a little. ;)

Amanda said...

these are so fun. My boys helped me make 5 skirts like this for Christmas presents for nieces and 2 aprons for some twins. The boys loved the drawing and painting and I loved doing the project together.

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