Making Stuff: Easter Skirts from Vintage Quilt Top

by This is Carrie on April 8, 2010

When I found a gorgeous, Dresden Plate pattern quilt top at my local thrift store a month ago, I knew immediately that it was destined to become Easter wear for the girls.  I’m not sure the age of the quilt, but the fabrics are from the 30’s & 40’s and it was completely hand sewn.  The time it must have taken astounds me.

I went with an easy, pull on, paper bag waist.

I had a piece of the most perfect shade of yellow linen for the sashes.

The scalloped edge of the quilt made a perfect skirt hem.

And I still have a bunch of quilt top scraps just waiting to be used.  Hmmmm.


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Jana @ The Summer House April 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Such a clever idea. I bet your girls love twirling in them!

this is carrie
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They do make great twirly skirts, especially since I added some ruffled netting to the lining to make pouf out a bit.

Leisel April 8, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Love them! What a great idea. The scalloped edge at the bottom is my favorite part!

Gwen April 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Cute skirts! And where did you get their sandals??

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Both pairs of sandals came from Marshalls. We have one here that has THE BEST shoe collection.

Sew It To Me April 10, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Those are darling and what a great way to reuse something vintage!

Carly April 11, 2010 at 11:21 am

Awesome skirts. My 4 yo walked in and said, “Mommy, are you going to get me one of those?!” I told her I would try to make one. So…do you know of a good paper bag waist skirt tutorial?

Awesome skirt!

this is carrie
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I don’t. I just cut a big rectangle and added 4 extra inches above the normal waistband casing addition (1 1/2″ longer than finished length) to create a 2″ the paperbag ruffle.

jonita mortensen April 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I’ve been waiting to see what you would do with that quilt top and I’m not disappointed nor am I surprised. I still marvel at your creativity.

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