Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Vacuum Ate My Ruffle

 I found an easy tutorial for a little girl's ruffled skirt Sew Much Ado.  It's repurposed from old t-shirts.  Genius!  I made a few for my little girl, then proceeding to make some for a niece.  I was to the point where the main body of one skirt was done, and the ruffles were made but not attached.  It was all laying out on my table waiting for me to finish it.

There's a tutorial for the leg warmers on the same site.
In the meantime, I got the itch to clean up my sewing room a bit.  Some days it's hard to tell if it's more sewing room, or more playroom for my 17 month old.  I was vacuuming the floor, and thought I mind as well vacuum some of the threads and scraps on my table using the hose.  I, of course, was being careful to not get too close to any of my projects.  Apparently not careful enough.  Before I knew it one of the ruffles was sucked into the abyss of the vacuum.  Luckily, my vacuum bag was so full I didn't have to dig too far to find it.  To my surprise I had unknowingly vacuumed up a second ruffle as well!

A little cleaning and they were ready to be attached to the skirt, and safe from the vacuum.

Here's a shot of the cute skirt in action.


  1. Adorable! The plain brown is way cute!

  2. Haha! Funny story. I can relate to your craft/play room! Thanks for linking up to Trendy Tots, I featured you tonight! Hope you come party again!

    1. I think many of us can relate to having a craft/play room, right? It's part of the game. Mom + crafter/quilter = craft/play room. Otherwise how would we manage any time working on projects? :) Thanks for stopping by!


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