Recently I was asked to make a period outfit for a young lady of thirteen.
The outfit began with a trip to Goodwill where I found this checkered bedskirt
(I actually got two of them).
As you can see Lizzy is helping with the presentation:).
I found a lovely white blouse at another thrift shop.
Here is the final result.
I made the skirt from the bedskirt and then used some blue fabric leftover from another project to make the belt.
I altered the sleeve cuffs and added some lace to the white blouse.
Altogether the price tag is low:
$6 for both bedskirts,
$2 for the blouse,
nothing for the leftover blue fabric.
I am going to make her a matching petticoat from the other bedskirt and a shawl from the leftover ruffles.
What thrifty projects have you completed lately?