Sunday sewing

April 7, 2009 at 8:05 am 2 comments

James had taken the girls out on Sunday for a Daddy/daughter date which left me home…..alone…….with no interruptions.  Well what else was a lady to do but get to work on some Spring and Summer clothing (oh it was so nice!).



My favorite way to make a skirt for the girls are using up thrifted pillowcases (picked up with last weeks haul).  Takes all of about 10 minutes to complete and always looks so cute.  The one above I made for L.  I managed to find 4 of the same pillowcases at the thrift store last week (very rare) and when L. had learned I was making myself a skirt out of 2 of them, she asked if she could have a skirt as well.

And of course I couldn’t just stop there.  If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll come to find that my favorite “go to” pattern for L. is Butterick 4910, which I have made time and time again (if you don’t want to buy the pattern, Vegbee has a tutorial to make a peasant blouse on – my new favorite blog – Just Tutes).


The green fabric is a batik I got from and the floral is from JoAnn’s.  The pink ric rac came from my Grandma’s stash.


(My little trick to help the girls determine the front from the back is adding remnants of ric rac.  Works everytime!)

Besides all the sewing I’ve been doing for the girls, I did manage to squeeze in a little sewing for myself.  I’ve been wanting new pajama pants for quite awhile and when I picked up these 2 vintage pillowcases (again from last weeks haul) I knew they would be perfect for Spring pajama pants.


yogapant2  yogapant3

They are the “Wear anywhere yoga pants” from the book S.E.W. by Diana Rupp.  Just a simple drawstring, wide leg pair of the world’s most comfortable pair of pants.  As I had said, I just used 2 pillowcases as my material, making sure I lined everything up so one leg wasn’t longer than the other.  Also, I used the bottom of the pillowcase as my hem, making these super quick and super easy.



While it may seem that it was a lot of sewing, it’s basically just the tip of the iceburg.  I’ve got Spring/Summer skirts on the brain, new tops, and who knows what else my brain will come up with to make.  Not to mention the pile of things sitting on my sewing table.



Entry filed under: recycled crafting, sewing.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lisaannette  |  April 7, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Love the peasant top and who knew pillowcases could make such beautiful items! The pj’s are adorable! I’m going to go look at that pattern. It is adorable!

  • 2. belle  |  April 9, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    wow these are all so beautiful you busy girl! I will have to think about your serger woes expect an email this weekend. I just thriftred the blue sheet version of the yoga pants fabric..I tell you we are long lost sisters! I will be in touch after the market


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