Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Today's Project

One of my special little friends, Kaylyn, was in need of a khaki skirt, so I made one for her for Christmas!! :-D

This was the best picture I could get; sorry for the computer chord in the bottom right corner. :-P
It was very easy to make without a pattern. I cut it in two squares, 29" by her skirt length + a few inches for the hem and waistband. I borrowed a pocket pattern piece from another pattern and inserted those on both sides; then I sewed the panels together, hem it, and then did a large "hem" on the top, through which I inserted the elastic. I left a 5" space ungathered in the front, as you see in the picture above.

It was a delight to make this for Kaylyn! Hers and my friendship is very special-- her mom has been a great spiritual mentor in my life, and I have been blessed to be a sort of mentor in Kaylyn's life. This last spring I had the opportunity to visit her and her family several hours away for a week-and-a-half, to help around the house and their church, and just spend time with them. It was a fun time, and funny too, seeing how much her and her little siblings are like me and my siblings when we were little! ;-) Kaylyn is a special little girl and I love making things for her! ;-) (To those of you who have little sisters or little friends, I am sure you understand! :-) )

This has been my most successful homemade Christmas gift so far this year. All the other I have tried (except one) didn't turn out due to narrow fabric width. (Grrrr!!) *Sighs* Oh well! :-) Need to get to the stores later this week...

3 comments:

Alaina said...

It looks good, Melanie! I enjoy making skirts; they are easy!

Sarah Jane said...

How cute! I'm sure she will love it! Not only is it adorable, but coming from someone she looks up to will be even more special. You did a great job!!

Marianne Dashwood said...

The skirt is cute! :) Better luck with the other gifts next time...