I couldn't stand looking at the pictures of the termites anymore, so I found something a little easier on the eyes. I was looking on etsy this morning for a baby present when I came across something I thought was pretty neat. DIY. I had no idea what that meant before I came across this skirt.
Isn't that fun? I love the big animal print and the bright colors, but even better than that, I learned about DIY, aka do it yourself. The idea is that this seller will send you the skirt kit, complete with the pre-cut fabric, ruffle, and elastic. With the hard work already completed by the seller, all that's left for you the buyer to do is to apply a little needle and thread action and you're done!
I love sewing, and on a very basic level, I know what I'm doing. But even so, seeing the cute fabric combinations with the grunt work already done is a very tempting proposition! It's slightly more expensive than getting all the supplies and starting from scratch, but sometimes designer fabrics can be $10-15 a yard anyway, making this skirt quite reasonable.
After seeing the skirt, I looked around to see if any other sellers had DIY options available, and my search came up with this pillowcase dress
and this seller who has a collection of iron on appliques for t-shirts. This guitar was one of several she had available.
If you've been wanting to try your hand at sewing, and you haven't known where to start, this seems like as good a place as any. Or if you are too busy to invest the time it takes to do it all, why not start here?
A fun idea I think. I'm going to order the animal print skirt and give it a go.