Is it technically re-gifting if you make something, intending for it to be a gift for someone else, and then decide to keep it?
In the summer, I found a great pattern for a twirly-skirt on youcanmakethis.com. (As a side note, this is a great site for patterns, especially if you are living overseas, because they are all e-patterns.)
I made a skirt for my 10-year-old daughter (G1), and it turned out great. I thought I would make skirts for my sister’s 4yo and 2yo, because what little girl doesn’t like twirly skirts? I began making one, but when I pressed it, the seams fell apart. I don’t know what happened – maybe my iron was too hot or bad thread, but it was almost like the thread melted. I was disappointed, and stuck it in the back of a closet. I may get to it again. Someday.
Then I got some red and white fabric that I thought would look great – almost candy-cane-ish. Perfect for Christmas. When I cut it out, I realized that I only had enough fabric for one skirt. I made it up, and it did look great. I was planning on going back and getting more fabric for the other skirt, but just as I was finishing it, my own 2yo daughter (G2) walked by. Hmmm…..
I think we have a new Christmas outfit. The sweater is a hand-me-down from Children’s Place.
Don’t worry, I got my nieces something that they’ll like way better than boring old clothes. Just don’t tell my sister. I’m sure they’ll get skirts eventually.