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4.06.2015

Sewing for the Baby: Simple Butterfly Drawstring Skirt

Last week I thrifted another great bag fabric. The thrift store near me puts cuts of fabric in small bags, so you never quite know what you're getting. If I can see at least two great pieces of fabric in a bag then I buy it. There were a whole bunch of really great fabrics. I was SO giddy over about half of the fabrics. One of the best was this gorgeous butterfly cotton woven print. It was a really small cut so I was perfect for a little girls gathered skirt.
Sewing for the Baby: Simple Butterfly Drawstring Skirt
The cut of fabric was tall, so I cut it into three and sewed them together. It was simple and quick and just so cute. It's an elastic waistband with buttonholes and a ribbon tied in a bow. It's a little big for Claire at this point, but she can grow into it. I made the hat for Henry, and now it almost fits Claire. It was a cold day, so she needed some warmth without hiding the skirt.
Sewing for the Baby: Simple Butterfly Drawstring Skirt
The fabric has the prettiest colors, I just love it. It's so girly, and Claire seemed really happy to wear. She kept lifting it up and playing with it. She loves pretty flowers and cats, but she also love sticks and chasing big brother all around outdoors.
Sewing for the Baby: Simple Butterfly Drawstring Skirt
Heather

4 comments:

  1. What a fantastic print! And that Claire looks so cute wearing it :)

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  2. The last time I was up they had nothing. It was such a sad moment. I used to find such great cuts of fabric. One time we found this black and silver striped fabric, and used it as table squares at my brothers wedding. Table squares and pillow covers on a bench. It was pretty awesome.
    I am pretty jealous of the fabric find, but she looks so cute in her skirt! I can't wait to see what else you make from your great find!

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  3. Cute find! Years and yearssss ago, my friend's hubby used to be the manager at the central Deseret Industries in SLC. Apparently they used to have a week where the fabric room would have a huge sale.... so we went down to see what we could find. On top of the sale price, we got his employee discount! I think we spent $30-40 and got around 100 yards of fabric. It was Heaven! Of course our family was young and the budget was very tight. It was really fun too. Hard to decide what to buy.

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  4. Cute find! Years and yearssss ago, my friend's hubby used to be the manager at the central Deseret Industries in SLC. Apparently they used to have a week where the fabric room would have a huge sale.... so we went down to see what we could find. On top of the sale price, we got his employee discount! I think we spent $30-40 and got around 100 yards of fabric. It was Heaven! Of course our family was young and the budget was very tight. It was really fun too. Hard to decide what to buy.

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