After seeing one of Clare’s little friends in a skirt made from chenille with bobble edging, I channeled my inner Eumundi Market (or is that my inner Byron Bay) and pulled out some old bedspread pieces. Voila, a funky hippy skirt complete with fringe!
It took very little time to sew up a centre back seam and then turn over a casing for elastic at the top.
Clare wanted a shorter, straighter skirt as well. This one is from two pieces of chenille.
They are a bit of fun, and Clare likes them. I made a couple for Stella as well but she was asleep when I sewed them up and they’re too small – they’re about to become simple bags with the addition of handles and a seam along the bottom.
I have given away some extra bedspread pieces to one of my friends and suspect that soon there may be many of these being worn in the suburban parks and shopping centres near home.