Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This is Why I Sew.

As mentioned before in this post, I am choosy with my craft projects. With three active little ones, I don't have the time or energy to sew a play shirt (or anything else) that I can buy for $3 on the Old Navy clearance rack. Know what I mean? : )

I have a love affair with designer kids clothes but I just can't bring myself to spend $$ on something my kids will outgrown in 6 months.

So instead I choose to sew.

While searching through my favorite department store, Nordstrom I came across this lovely little number.
It's the Marie-Chantel Rah Rah Skirt. And it's $110. (gulp!)

About a year ago, I sewed this exact same skirt for my little one. Navy gingham included.
I love how the feminine ruffles contrast with the more masculine gingham fabric.
 And the best part, my version cost $2.
Saving me $108.
Not too shabby.

That is exactly why I sew.
Beautiful clothes for way the heck less.
Makes me ever so happy.  : )

So the question is, why do you sew?

Ps. There are tons of tutorials on sewing ruffled skirts online so I opted to not rehash what's already out there, but if you would like a tutorial on making the above skirt, let me know. I'll see what I can work up. : )



  1. Love! Absolutely adorable skirt, and just as cute as the Nordstrom's skirt!
    I sew for the same reason!...I do not like to spend over $5 on my daughter's clothes so I make her the dresses and clothes I wish I could purchase. and the best part is you decide everything about it...color, fabric print, etc! :)

  2. I would love to make this! You did a really great job with the ruffles! And your little model is so adorable!

  3. Thanks Lindsay Lizette! I'll work on getting a tutorial up soon!
    I do love a good ruffled skirt!


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