The Napkin Skirt

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Napkin Skirt
The Napkin Skirt… now doesn’t that sound classy :) It is called the napkin skirt, because that’s just what it is- a skirt made from napkins. I picked up these four napkins at World Market last week. I love World Market dish towels and napkins. And they are cheap. The floral napkins are $3 a piece. The red napkins are $2. I actually only used three of the four napkins, making this an $8 skirt. I like that price tag :)
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This is the easiest skirt to make, because everything is basically precut and hemmed for you.
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After I had sewn it all together, I realized that it was a little big. Instead of just taking it in, I decided to add a few pleats to the back of the skirt.
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For the tutorial click HERE


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29 comments:

  1. This is adorable!!! Love the napkin materials. I will be trying this! thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. p.s. your blog is super cute and I am now following! I found you from a blog hop!

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  3. I clicked over from Take-A-Look Tuesday. This is a great idea, and it turned out so cute! You should definitely post the tutorial!

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  4. Very cute, I never would have known those were napkins!

    ~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

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  5. This is WAY cute!!! I would love a tutorial!

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  6. I would love a tutorial too! Always on the lookout for cute, frugal clothing ideas! Looking forward to the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Please please please post a tutorial it is so cute.

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  8. I am loving that skirt!!!! Great napkins! Beauitful! I am highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured' button.

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  9. That is awesome, love the colors!

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  10. I for one would love a tutorial. This is a great idea and it looks fab on you!

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  11. This is sooooooooooo cute!!! Please post the tutorial.

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  12. I just found your blog through another blog, but I'd love the tutorial on the skirt:)

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  13. So stinkin great!! Saw this on Someday Crafts!
    Featuring it on my Darling Day tomorrow!

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  14. Super cute. Just wondering if you could use elastic in the back, or would that change the look of the skirt? Im just not zipper savvy. Any ideas?

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  15. Shanelle, I contemplated the idea of adding elastic. it may change the look of the skirt a little, I am sure it would still be cute.

    Here are my ideas:

    You could add a 4 1/2 in piece of elastic. The same size of the entire band. If they make elastic that big.

    Or you could add a 3/4 in piece of elastic- which is what I typically work. To just the tap of the band.

    You could also add a 3/4 in piece of elastic to the bottom of the band. That might make the top of the band ruffle a little instead of lay flat. That could look cute too.

    My last idea was to add a little piece of elastic just under where you put the bow. Then the bow could hide the elastic.

    Those were my thoughts. I hope that helps. I would love to know how it all turns out.

    Angela

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  16. Whoops. I just re read my comment. Sorry for all of the errors. I was using the IPad and I'm still getting used to it.

    Also, for my first three suggestions I was only thinking of adding the elastic to the back of the waist band and not around the entire skirt.

    Good luck!

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  17. What??? Beautiful skirt. Who would have thought of such a thing, great idea. Thank you for sharing.

    Mercedes

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  18. Wow, gorgeous!!! Thanks for the tutorial. I just might try it.
    ladeedacreations.com
    Thanks for inspiring.

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  19. If you'll excuse me, I'm off to the store to purchase napkins. {:
    It's lovely!

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  20. That is DARLING!!! I miss World Market. We don't have one close to where we live now.

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  21. Amazing. You have inspired me...

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  22. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

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  23. What? Wow!! That is crazy.....crazy good that is...Lol.

    Really that is awesome.

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  24. Awesome idea & looks great. You've been featured at Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do. Stop by & grab a Featured On button:) Thanks for linking!

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  25. Absolutely beautiful skirt! I love the bow on the front, and that you cleverly made it with napkins!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  26. Cute! What a great idea. I'm all about pre-cute and pre-hemmed. Handmade clothes with half the work? Yes please!

    I found you through The CSI Project and I'm your newest follower. Come check me out and follow back, too, if you're interested @ Carissa's Creativity Space

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