Monday, September 6, 2010

Painted Skirts

Dollar Store crafts posted this project for making skirts out of flour sack towels. I know two little girls who love to be crafty and love to wear skirts, so I had to try it out. Basically, you cut a flour sack towel in half, seam the halves together in the other direction, paint, decorate, seam into a tube and add some elastic. Couldn't be easier!

To be on the safe side, I did a sample one for baby girl:

I did use permanent markers from the dollar store, but they ran when I painted over them. Also, I used tempra paint instead of acrylic by mistake. So, the colors really ran when I soaked the skirt. I bought fabric markers for little girl and her little friend to use, and we had fabric paint on hand that I watered down. That worked much better. Here are the finished results:

The girls are SO proud of their pretty skirts! Little boy was also around. Since he doesn't wear skirts, he painted a shirt:

I've been knitting here and there on the Montego Bay Scarf with my bamboo. School starts this week, so hopefully I'll be able to schedule some consistent knitting time.

Happy Labor Day and Happy knitting!


Anonymous said...

Those are adorable.

You are such a good mother, Dorothy. I know so many who don't allow messes which means no charming crafts and pretty outcomes.

dianna rubidge said...

Hey I typed in my name on that comment. I will try again.

Jane said...

They look great! I bet the kids had a wonderful time.

I've found fabric crayons around here. I'll check out and see if the store still carries them.

Nina said...

So cute!