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. : )