As I was getting ready for my run this morning, I was thinking how funny it is that I put more thought into what I wear running than I do my everyday clothes. There’s just something about running clothes that I love…tell me I’m not the only one? One of my favorite things? Sparkle skirts. I love them, but sadly I can’t afford to buy one in every single color. I recently got a chunk of money that I had planned on spending on some sparkle skirts, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Instead, I decided to buy a sewing machine and make my own! I used to sew quite a bit, but haven’t in many years. After reading some sparkle skirt tutorials, I was pretty confident I could pull it off though. So I headed to the store with my 50% off coupon and picked out some fabric!
I chose this fun blue to match the shirt for my upcoming Pi Day 5k…super fun! The tutorial I was following said to get one yard, but I went with two yards just in case. The author is a smaller size than I am, plus I wanted to try making some for my girls! All said and done, I spent less than $15 on two yard of fabric, elastic and thread. I’m calling that a win! We won’t count the cost of the sewing machine 😉
The tutorial was super easy to follow and my new sewing machine was amazingly easy to use! I kind of love it. So, I started with the toddler size skirt, and it turned out kind of iffy haha! The 6 year old’s skirt was much better since I got the hang of it. My skirt turned out pretty well, although slightly too big. Go figure! I’ll need to do a better job of measuring myself next time 😉
Also, I need some black thread for the waistband! Once all three skirts were done, I still had plenty of fabric left. Probably enough to do another skirt, but I don’t have enough elastic. I’m trying to figure out what to do with it, any suggestions? My kids suggested I make a skirt for Monkey George. Monkey George is my 2 year old’s favorite toy. She goes nowhere with out him! So, of course, I made one for Monkey George 😉
So, all 4 skirts are done, and ready for our race in a couple of weeks! I can’t wait to try them out, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of pictures. Because that’s what I do 😉