“Happy Birthday Haley”
It’s a glorious day!
Could you say no to this face?
I can’t…and rarely do.
So when she asked me so sweetly one day;
“Grandma, can you make a skirt for me?”
Of course I said yes.
“out of this?”
and went on top of the “sewing pile”
where it called out to me every time I passed it.
“hello…remember the promise you made to Haley?”
“what are you waiting for?”
Haley is so cute
she has such great confidence in my sewing ability…
it’s good she does, because I don’t.
so I procrastinate…
With her birthday approaching, I knew this was the time.
I would do this.
I could do this.
I will do this.
Where to begin…
I’ll buy some jeans at the resale shop and somehow re-purpose them.
remove the top part of the dress, leaving the tiers of fabric
cut the legs off of the jeans
attach and done!
Not having a clue as to what I’m doing…
I grab my scissors and hack away at the jeans
why I’m freaking out over a $5 pair of jeans, I don’t know.
I toss the top of the jeans in the wash, then dry to get some fray.
and then I set about removing the top of the dress.
Should be easy enough…just remove stitches.
my plan was working, by removing stitches and not just cutting the dress; I save the gathering.
so while removing stitches is not my favorite thing to do…
this time it was best because the layered part of the dress has a lining and all of that stayed in tact.
wanting the fray to show, I pinned the dress part up under the denim.
sticking myself multiply times; I’m reminded of how much I don’t enjoy sewing.
Add to that…I really don’t know what the heck I’m doing.
POCKETS!!!! didn’t plan for those and they were in my way.
mumbling something about NASA should be thankful I’m not on their team, I begin to rethink my plan.
okay, no biggie. I’ll just snip the pocket material away from seam and deal with them later. 🙂
Oh Happy Day! I didn’t mess it up!
rather than repair them so nothing would fall out of them
I thought it easier to just stitch the pockets closed; that way they don’t bunch up and need to be tucked in all the time.
Sorry Haley…no pockets.
Grandma did it!
Here’s the front…
I’ll have it in the mail tomorrow.
When you get it, try it one and take a picture for me.
Hope you love it and thank you for asking me to do this…
because one thing is true;
We only grow when we are stretched!
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