Shey B

A skirt


To my amazement, I actually made MYSELF a skirt! ME! For me! I never really thought that I would make myself clothes … well, I did think that maybe I would after I lose weight. But, when I saw this pattern, I thought that maybe I could do it! And I sure did! This pattern is by Make It And Love It. Have you seen her blog? Oh man! In a week I have found some of the most amazing blogs, and Ashley’s is definitely one of them! Definitely go check her blog out!

Sorry… no self body portraits just yet, but I will show off the skirt!



This skirt was actually very simple to make. Ashley’s pattern/tutorial was SUPER easy to follow. Thank you for that, Ashley! I am a LAME LAME-O when it comes to patterns, so it was such a relief when I saw just how easy she made it for me. :D

And, sewing with the elastic thread was pretty darn easy as well. I had a a teeny problem with it at first, but once I realized that it was just because the elastic thread that goes in the bobbin was too loose, then I was totally fine. :) And now, I have a skirt. And I made it all in one night. I see many more in my future, and maybe some skirts and dresses [for my girls] with shirring in them.

I have a pattern by Sandi Henderson coming to me… I am terrified of it, but I think know I can do it, and if I do… I think I will feel like I can make anything – including a pettiskirt! LOL!

For now… I am off to cut fabric for a important event coming up. ;)


P.S. Oh! And thanks so much for all the love on my buttons and signature!! :D Again, if you want to grab my button to show some “The Benner Daily” or “*Shey*[B]” love, please do. They are over there ————————->



  1. Wow! I can't believe you made that {cute} skirt in 1 night! I've tried making things w/ smocking & haven't done so well…LOL

  2. Cute skirt! I so need to make some for me & my girls! What was the end result with the elastic thread? Do you have to wind tighter around bobbin? Or wind with no extra pull, as is? I wanna try this!

  3. Good job, it turned out nice! Do you like the fit? I've got the elastic thread to make something like that, I've just been intimidated. :) Well the whole new baby thing didn't help…..

  4. Wow – great skirt. Very cute. I can not sew and I really wish I could I am so jealous.

  5. It looks awesome!!!!

  6. Love it, and the color too!! :) I just checked out her blog last week too. I need a sewing machine!! :)

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