August 24, 2006
I bought these dish towels back in January at Anthropologie with the full intent of making them into summer skirts for the girls.
Today I finally did it. I cut the towels in half lengthwise and stitched up the sides. I then made a casing out of fabric from my stash and attached it to the towel making little hand pleats along the way. I tried gathering, but the towel was a little bulky. I pulled some elastic through the casing and voila, skirts!
AHHH! So cute! I have used Anthropologie dishtowels for pillows, patchwork, and other things, but this is genious!
Posted by: Blair | August 24, 2006 at 10:39 PM
Wow - super creative and crafty! I bet the girls love them. Now I'm wondering if a towel could make it around my not-so-teeny hips!
Posted by: sulu-design | August 25, 2006 at 01:50 PM
Holy busy, girlfriend ... clearly, i have to visit everyday, cause every day you are doing something so great! Love the skirts ...
Posted by: Suzanne | August 25, 2006 at 05:52 PM
OK, I'm _loving_ this idea. How did you do it? I need specifics. Well, _need_ might be a little strong, but I don't think I'm nearly as crafty as you. Like Sulu said, I want to figure out how to do this for myself, a full-grown adult. Obviously it will take more than one towel.... Anthropologie's current options are so cute! I can see myself wearing more skirts in the future....
Posted by: Kelly | March 25, 2008 at 12:34 PM