If you remember my works in progress post from the other day you will remember a scrap of gray fabric on the floor. That was a t-shirt knit top sheet I upcycled into a poodle skirt for an upcoming 50's school concert event. It was an impulse to make the day I started and did not feel like going to the store to get new fabric. This was going to be a re-invented poodle skirt ala Karen style. I started probably against all rules of sewing by cutting a giant circle out of the sheet. Pattern, smattern...no seams in this skirt. Then I cut out a smaller circle in the center, put a tiny slit in it to make a fold over hem that houses the elastic the size of Pajama Girl's waist...done. Next the detail was done with scraps of fabric, cut up old t-shirts, ribbons, beads and buttons.
There is even a necklace clasp that acts as the leash clasp...this poodle has ditched the leash and is rocking to her own beat. Notice the little blue bee, that is mommy nearby the sweetie that is having some stage fright issues. My way of letting Pajama Girl know to beelieve in herself because I sure beelieve in her.
I had fun making the leash with just "drawing" with my sewing machine and hot pink thread...gotta love hot pink stitches on gray fabric. I doodled this all the way around to the back of the skirt where you can find a little bird ready to sing.
There is no fold over style hem in this, just the raw edge where I "raced" around with the sewing machine randomly about 6 times.
My bench Monday stand in had something so much prettier than I on today. She was happy to show it off.
Below she has it on with another white skirt underneath for the full fluff effect of a true sock hop singer!