Today we have the lovely Melissa from Melly Sews, a true artist in her own right. She can literally sew anything! Thanks Melissa for joining us today!
Like liZ shared on Saturday, I was also exposed to the foster care system through teaching. Just this past school year I got to work with two great girls that I knew were foster children, and probably a lot more that I didn't realize were in foster care. So as I designed this skirt, I was thinking about those girls, both of whom loved this skirt when I wore it to school
I did a lighter weight version using 3 thrifted t-shirts that just screamed at me to put them together.
I eliminated the fishtail back, made it a little shorter for a shorter person, and did a gathered bottom ruffle instead of the circle ruffle on the original skirt, but other than that this is the same skirt. The tutorial for it is here.