December 29, 2014

Flower Power Skirt for an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

I had the pleasure of ordering fabric for an Operation Christmas Child shoebox project once again from my friend's online store. She donated the fabric & trim for the skirt and the yarn for the hat.


My husband had found a dozen of these wonderful, high quality knit shirts for just $1 last fall and I am going to make skirts for each of them. They are for 5 to 9 year old boxes.  This is the first one I
have completed.

I chose to use four of the five colors of Flower Power fabric Joanne offered online.


 It took 1/4 yard of each color and I had no scraps left.  I made it long enough to be at least mid-calf as I know some cultures longer skirts are important.


I used the black background print for the hemline and the waistband.


To counter the busyness of the prints side by side, I used narrow, single fold bias tape to cover all of my seams.


I always include a hat in my boxes and Joanne let me pick out some yarn, too.  I chose this green and red to match some of the colors in the prints (in real life it matches much better than in these images).


I ordered these flip flops on clearance from Kohl's with a gift card I had won on a blog giveaway.  The many colors match those in the skirt perfectly.


And finally a sweet bunny to enjoy playing in the field of flowers.  This little fella was in the bunch of new Avon Beanies donated to our boxes.

I will be adding to this box throughout the year as I continue to get supplies and until it is full.

If you would like to see more of my sewing done for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes click this link:  Handmade by Cheryl.  And if you would like to make skirts but aren't quite sure of the size, check out this Girls' Skirt Sizing Chart I made.

4 comments:

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I love the idea of adding black between the prints, Cheryl - very effective. A very pretty skirt!!!

Cheryl said...

Thank you, Pam. And thanks for the great, ongoing linkies!

Kristy said...

Beautiful! Your work is always so professional! :) Bet this box makes a little girl very happy!

Cheryl said...

Thank you, Kristy, I am humbled that you think my work is good. I hope a little gal is thrilled.


             
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