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Make a Frontier Skirt in Only a Few Hours

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I picked up a sheet for .50 from a garage sale and show how I turn it into a skirt a Frontier style skirt in about 2 hours from start to finish all on my treadle machine (see link to machine below). Treadle machine: http://amzn.to/2mSiZAK Replacement Belt: http://amzn.to/2nyIDHY Help support our channel for free by doing all your Amazon shopping via this link: http://amzn.to/2fONUul Contact/Paypal: [email protected] *Star of the County Down by Sláinte is licensed under a Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
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Sophia Roth (5 days ago)
Beautiful! I love this kind of skirt! I always called them gypsy skirts or peasant skirts. You've gained a subscriber, I can't wait to see more of your content!
Rain Country (5 days ago)
Thank you Sophia! Hope you enjoy it, we have all kinds of different videos but I do have more on skirt making including a few on making the patchwork skirt (which is based on this same style) and how to add hidden pockets to each side :D
W Callihan (19 days ago)
I love your videos Heide! God bless you all 😊
Rain Country (19 days ago)
Thank you!
A. W. (27 days ago)
I saw that video and have been making skirts like that from sheets for a while. They are definitely my favourite skirts. Thanks so much for sharing that!! ❤️
Rain Country (27 days ago)
I keep forgetting to tell people that not long after I made this brown one, I made a dark grey flannel one. I LOVE it in the cold months, so warm and cozy!
Kayia Mao (28 days ago)
So so beautiful! I don't know if I will ever be able to sew anything. I am 53 but still feels the need to keep learning new skills after my retirement. I can do almost everything- even all the women thing except sewing! Thank you for renewing my interest in sewing. I will surely try one day in the near future. By the way, you look so beautiful in the very skirt you made! God bless.
Rain Country (28 days ago)
I am 52 (which is not old though I make joke about being old! haha) and am still learning new things all the time. Never too old to learn :D Thank you for the kind words!
Yeoman Wolff Pack Farm (30 days ago)
I have a bunch of old sheets from my aunt who passed this spring. Now I know what to do with them and the best part is that she would love it! I sew by feel as well. My mother in law always tries to make her projects perfect and drives herself crazy trying and I just slap stuff together and make it work. She always loves what I make as long as I don't tell her the process or let her look too closely at it. 😂
Yeoman Wolff Pack Farm (30 days ago)
+Rain Country I'm going to head to the thrift stores soon to start looking for some. I actually think I want to try two colors on this skirt and doubled up on the bottom layer to make it a little more sturdy for farm chores. Have you tried that? Do you think it will look as cute as I'm thinking it will? 😂 The sheets from my aunt are all cotton floral pattern and I'm thinking they will be better for the patch work skirts that you make.
Rain Country (30 days ago)
If you have any flannel ones that look like a good color or design, they make great winter time skirts, I have a couple and just LOVE them, so cozy!
DSP NRI (1 month ago)
vry nice mam
Greg Keys (1 month ago)
I noticed that you have a modern sewing machine hooked up to a treadle mechanism!!! I do have a treadle machine that needs parts but it can only go forward and backward. I would love to know how you converted that modern machine. Thanks.
Rain Country (1 month ago)
This machine is in fact a treadle, it was purchased new and is more modern but it was not converted. I bought it at Amazon and here is the link: https://amzn.to/2CJ9YSc
Greg Keys (1 month ago)
Oh. And actually I'm not Greg Keys. I'm Pat Keys.. hehe for some reason his name comes up when I reply to blogs.
A Wandering Hippie (1 month ago)
Love this!! Thank you so much!! <3
mary jemison (1 month ago)
Oh love the skirts
Native Sojourner (1 month ago)
I love your plaid apron!!!
Rain Country (1 month ago)
Thank you! I do not wear it quite as much these days as it is getting a bit ragged. It was always one of my favorites that I have made myself :)
raebegay 25 (2 months ago)
I'm native American (navajo) and I used to watch my great grandma make her skirts and my skirts all by hand. She would hand sew, and measure everything all by hand. I learned to make mine like her. I came across this video, when watching a ribbon skirt making video.
Gigi Register (2 months ago)
You are doing fine. Some may think they know so much more. But you show us that we don’t have to know a whole bunch just imagine and do it. You are awesome.
Rain Country (2 months ago)
Thankyou Gigi :D
Rose Jacobs (3 months ago)
love this! I don't really sew with patterns either. I learned to sew from the 'hassle free make your own clothes book' when I was a kid. Have you seen that one?
Rain Country (3 months ago)
No I haven't, I always just studied out things were made (clothes that I liked the fit of) and then put things together based off that. Though did have one set of patterns I used back in my early twenties, those got lost along the way as they were so basic, I did not need the patterns anymore to be able to make a top, jacket, or even a pair of pants :)
Aurea Northrop (4 months ago)
Your skirt is so lovely! Thank you for sharing this w/us <3
Rain Country (4 months ago)
You are welcome and thank you! :D
HEAVENBOUND Homestead (4 months ago)
I have to say thank you very much. The skirt that you made Stacy out of blue jeans gave me such a really good idea and something I would really cherish. I have my husband's blue jeans and chambery shirts. I want to make a skirt using these items. 10 by 10 squares is perfect. I love the way you put the seams on the outside. I am a season sore and Have Nots use my sewing machine since his death. This will be my first project and get me started sewing again. The one thing about wearing skirts which I like down to my ankles is you don't have to wear stockings and they look great with tennis shoes. LOL if only the city girls would know this. Thank you again for the beautiful work you do and doing videos to show us how. Sister in Christ blessings to you and yours
Rain Country (4 months ago)
This is so great Claudia, that skirt is going to turn out great! If you are able, I would love to see a photo of it when it is complete. My email address is in the description box of every video :). And yes, I will wear sneakers with my skirts too! haha
Michelle's Homemade (4 months ago)
love this skirt
Gina Dushaj (5 months ago)
I've made skirts like this, more fancy and with different patterned layers, but I like watching this one for learning a new way to go about it. I've made lots of stuff from bedsheets, but this is a new and great idea.
Rain Country (5 months ago)
The funny thing is I spent 28 years making costumes with skirts of all kinds for our dance performances but it was only a few years ago I started designing and making my own skirts. I started selling my skirts not long after I came out with this video and my most popular one is my patchwork skirt and I have videos on how I do that. One video I especially like is not a how to but I will share it as it should show enough how I do it but you can also do a search for the other ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-M6j41FlYI&t=50s
Natty E (5 months ago)
Can you please go over how you did the drawstring part?
Rain Country (5 months ago)
I believe I show how I make the drawstring in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd90Bx2w5Lo&t=755s And you can also catch a bit of it in this video even though it was not meant to really be instructional: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-M6j41FlYI&t=50s
katrine hansen (5 months ago)
love you, thank you for doing things simple, i just got so inspiret by you, that i am going to make a skirt like this out of a bed sheet , i have for long time, its white with ants printet on it , and i love your sewing machine, i use a old singer hand sewing machine , or an oldie that have been my grandmas, i have been sewing my own clothes since i was 12 , and i am 50 now, and still make my own clothes, i love to wear skirts, , god bless and thanks for sharing
Rain Country (5 months ago)
Thank you Katrine :D
Pam Aldrich (5 months ago)
I love the way you sew. Most of my sewing is done without pins and just because it seems right for me. I haven't tried a sheet yet but I will now because I love that skirt and with a pair of boots ..Outstanding :)
Rain Country (5 months ago)
Thank you Pam :)
Pam Aldrich (5 months ago)
Don't like the music while you are talking....but its ok when you stop talking :)
Rain Country (5 months ago)
Sorry Pam, this is an old video and I have since learned to fade the music out in talking parts. In my early videos like this, the music was much quieter in the movie editor but would seem to become louder once processed so I had to make sure I did not allow it to play at all during speaking parts
planetjazzy (6 months ago)
Thank you for this... I too wear skirts.... Will be trying this tomorrow.. Blessings
Kirsten Holmes (6 months ago)
I could so do this!! I normally knit, whenever I always get the sewing machine out I get it all tangled but this looks so fun and super simple and I had know idea my fav. type of skirt was called a frontier skirt, I was looking up gypsy skirt and this video came up.
Rain Country (6 months ago)
NICE! That is so great! Thank you for sharing Kirsten and I LOVE the beads idea :D
Kirsten Holmes (6 months ago)
I just finished my skirt!!!! It only took me one night!!! It is absolutely my favorite skirt. I messed up like 5 times but because I did it inside out kind of like you, the mess ups didn't even matter it just gave the skirt more character!! I can wear this skirt inside out and right side out, it's like 2 in one! I think I might add some strings of DIY recycled beads I made to give it even more of a gypsy vibe. I love how much it twirls, I can make so much more now, I have so many ideas, I am going to have the best Santa dress this year and fairy dresses and pirate skirts, I might even try to make an elvin wedding dress for myself, me and I guy have been dating for over 9 years its about time he marry me!!! Thanks for making this so easy!!! I knit a lot, not too much sewing but now I can make my fav type of skirts!
Rain Country (6 months ago)
Hi Kirsten! Thanks for dropping by and I hope this helps, I also have a video on how to make a patchwork skirt if you are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd90Bx2w5Lo&t=755s
Avalon Acres Farm (6 months ago)
There is something oddly satisfying about tearing the fabric (instead of cutting) I used to make these skirts for my daughter when she was a teen, now it's time for me! I love the idea of using a sheet, that is brilliant. We used to do medieval re-creating and I had to figure out how to make all of our skirts and such--no professional skills here! I used sheets for underdresses and tunics. I hate using pins as well, I totally get it, LOL! Your skirts are beautiful, I can't wait to make some for myself. Thanks for sharing! ~~Leslie
Pat Hutto (6 months ago)
very nice thank you for posting
Reed Is3ulaSamoa (7 months ago)
Amen!
Katie Grazier (7 months ago)
I think you did a fine job. I love to see and quilt and sometimes you have to work with what you have 😉. Thank you for keeping it real.
MARINA WILKINSON (7 months ago)
Beautiful!
Mary's Nest (7 months ago)
Hi Heidi, I am catching up on some of your videos that are coming up on my YouTube screen. This was a wonderful tutorial. And what a great savings making that beautiful skirt from a garage sale sheet!! I am SO impressed. I have been wanting to get a sewing machine for awhile now. The one I had from my childhood (from Sears!!) finally became unrepairable. I am going to look around for a used one and see what I find. Thanks for the inspiration!! Love, Mary ❤️😘❤️
Gratitude Ranch (7 months ago)
The song is beautiful. I especially enjoyed it sped up to 1.25x.
R Brister (7 months ago)
Thank you Mrs Rain, this was so much easier then using a patten. My girls and I love this skirt style. Thanks
Rain Country (7 months ago)
Glad this was helpful! :D
deborah bailey (8 months ago)
I love your apron! Did you make it also?
Rain Country (8 months ago)
I did! :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNrOlAsVn4E&t=52s
deborah bailey (8 months ago)
Did you make tutorial on it???😘
Rain Country (8 months ago)
Yes I did, thank you! :D
Dawn Cierelli (8 months ago)
Hi--I think this is awesome---THANK YOU! Not a professional here--but have been struggling with the woman of faith-modesty thing--gearing that way and will be attempting to make a skirt(s) for myself--in that time of my life and in my "walk" that this is important to me--for younger women and to set more of an example to other women..very important. Again, thank you and "stumbled" upon your channel. God IS good!
Rain Country (8 months ago)
Thank you Dawn :)
Angel G (8 months ago)
I've been so afraid of my sewing machine because of all the "rules". I was afraid I couldn't sew like I knit or crochet - by instinct. You've given me courage to just jump in and see what happens :)
Wendy K (8 months ago)
Beautiful Heidi
Trudy Cash (8 months ago)
Thank you for show us how you make your frontier skirt I want to ask about how you add the tie to it. I am loosing weight and want to turn my elastic skirts into ones with the tie idea so it can be adjusted as I loose weight. Can you do a video on how you make the tie for it?
Rain Country (8 months ago)
I believe I show how to make the tie in my Patchwork skirt video:, either way, it would not be a bad idea for me to show that in a separate video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd90Bx2w5Lo&t=652s
Trudy Cash (8 months ago)
Thinking of making 3/4 inch tie to go through and longer than my waistline to fit through where my elastic is now Is this what you would do or do you have another idea ?
C Katricia (9 months ago)
Love it. Thank you
Janice Seigler (9 months ago)
New sub here. I really enjoyed this video. The skirt looks great! I found it so wonderful how you repurposed the sheet into an amazing skirt. Like you, I have been sewing for a long time. I have a couple old treadles I may have to fire up with a Frontier skirt from all the sheets I have accumulated. I think it is a brilliant idea and I'm gonna watch more of your videos!
Rain Country (9 months ago)
Welcome Janice and that you! :D
Susie Q (9 months ago)
Great video and I loved watching you sew. By hook or by crook, as my mom would say and they way I sew too. You and I have the same treadle cabinet - except yours is a lovely green. Love, love, love my old singer treadle. A tip to share (not a pro by any means) that I came up with one day repairing the draw string on a hoodie. Tie a simple knot of your yarn around the hook end of a crochet hook, then slide the non-hook end into the drawstring pocket hole and draw it through. You can gather it through quite fast. The longer the crochet hook, that faster it goes. It works for pulling elastic through as well. Thank you for sharing your skirt lesson!
Rain Country (9 months ago)
Great idea Susie, thank you!
BB's Back to Basics (9 months ago)
I bet that looks really nice with your brown boots & belt. Also Iam curious of how wide your belt is that you'll wear with it ? :)
Rain Country (9 months ago)
I usually wear a 2-3 inch wide belt with my K-bar knife attached to it
BB's Back to Basics (9 months ago)
I love it & the color is really nice too.
Julie Hiestand (9 months ago)
Are you using a treadle machine?
Rain Country (9 months ago)
Yes I am! I love it and have a couple of videos showing how to use it and even how to replace the belt :)
Auntie Pam (10 months ago)
Enjoyed watching this video a second time.
Julie Struve (10 months ago)
I think the bottom being a bot different adds character. I don't even think it needs to be an only around the house skirt.
Rain Country (10 months ago)
Thank you Julie, I did end up wearing it out quite a bit rather than just around the house and have received a lot of compliments on it. The patchwork skirts I started doing not long after this one in this same design are my favorites for wearing out and about though :D
Connie Crites (10 months ago)
Love your videos. The music is a bit loud when your not talking so I had to keep turning it down at times. Keep them coming, I love learning.
Rain Country (10 months ago)
Yes, this is one of my older videos. Editing is tricky especially when the audio sounds very different in the editor than it does once published so it can often be guess work. I have pretty much learned to keep the music out of any speaking parts to help prevent this problem since my earlier videos
Martha Michloney (11 months ago)
I appreciate you taking time to share this helpful sewing video. I learned to sew on a treadle machine when 15 yrs of age. I was given a treadle case without machine, so will now refurbish it for off grid sewing. Thank you and blessings.
Rain Country (11 months ago)
Thank you Martha!
Angelica Benitez (11 months ago)
Thank you!! I will.
Angelica Benitez (11 months ago)
Thank you for replying back. I don't have a Facebook☹
Rain Country (11 months ago)
You should be able to stil view the album and pricing through the link though - unless facebook has changed some things. You can always contact me through [email protected] too and I can send you some photo examples and the pricing there
Angelica Benitez (11 months ago)
I would like to buy a skirt or two, please tell me how. It is very hard to find beautiful skirts.
Rain Country (11 months ago)
You can find examples of my skirts and pricing here, I do not have them listed on Etsy at this time as they are all custom made to order: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1628411584132197.1073741838.1374392152867476&type=1&l=0580e1643f
BB's Back to Basics (11 months ago)
That is so pretty. I really like the color. Beautiful job Heidi! I can't wait to get mine!!! 😀
BB's Back to Basics (11 months ago)
How do I order a skirt from you? I absolutely love them. I found you from Off grid w/ Doug & Stacy, whom I love also. Great video..I'm subscribing to you now. And of course giving you a big thumbs up. Thank you, Brenda
Rain Country (11 months ago)
(I am assuming you are the same Brenda that contacted me through fb already - haha)
Rain Country (11 months ago)
Thanks Brenda!
Essem Sween (11 months ago)
I thought you did a great job. Beats my way of double rows of running stitch by hand and then gathering & sewing by machine. And you're right about it not being too long, it's dangerous when you go up & down steps or bend down.
Karin Kreamer (11 months ago)
I also made up a homemade dress pattern. I find it comfortable and just what I want. It doesn't matter what some "professional"says. I am the one wearing it, buying materials and making it- for under $20. I plan to try your pattern. It looks loose and comfortable- thanks for the video.
Lisa Briskey (11 months ago)
You are amazing.
Rain Country (11 months ago)
You are too kind, thank you!
pandura gonzalez (11 months ago)
So you make pleats while you sew.
Rain Country (11 months ago)
Not exactly pleats, this is gathers or even a ruffle, but yes, I make it while I sew rather than a premade type thing.
LisaMarie Chapman (11 months ago)
Wonderful skirt and I totally love the background music!!!!!!! I wish you was my neighbor, I really need to have a friend like you to learn from with hands on teaching. Thank you for the tutorial 😁
Iulia Blaga (11 months ago)
I love these skirts! Definitely gonna make one someday and I think I will add pockets.
CindyKQ (8 months ago)
Rain Country I will definitely add the pockets--otherwise I'm imitating my little Irish granny by tucking tissues up my sleeve. Old lady clothes all need tissue pockets and they're rarely provided.
Rain Country (11 months ago)
I keep saying I am going to add some pouch pockets on the side, which would be really easy to do, especially with the patchwork design skirts, but I still have yet to do it. Some day I will remember! haha
loboalamo (11 months ago)
It's very pretty too. I will try this too. You make it look easy.
Rain Country (11 months ago)
Thank you!
Ronnie Redhead (11 months ago)
I love it and especially your black and white floral skirt. I've been looking for a pattern like this forever... and now I have the right materials to make it... thank you for your willingness to pass on your knowledge. Regards Ronnie From Melbourne Australia
Rain Country (11 months ago)
So glad I have something to offer, thank you!
Gloria Kipfer (1 year ago)
afew lol
Rain Country (1 year ago)
Haha! I wondered what that last comment meant, I figured it was a typo but could not figure it out! ha
Gloria Kipfer (1 year ago)
fantastic!!!! gonna make me ages!!!
Askrika senpaii neko (1 year ago)
This was awesome and i loved how u explained what u were doing and the soothing music went togather wonderful with music
Askrika senpaii neko (1 year ago)
Ur welcome i recommed ur videos to a buch of friends of mine
Rain Country (1 year ago)
I really appreciate that Nicole, thank you so much
bearzhere (1 year ago)
I just found your videos and am not sure why it took me so long! I bought an antuque treadle machine last year and it has been in storage due to moving and reno. I am glad to have found your video on how to use a treadle. Thanks! Have a great day!
metallicleoraa (1 year ago)
I’m glad you do drawstrings so I can learn from you because I usually just leave a gap in the drawstring casing on the inside and use the drawstring as is. So it’s on the inside instead of the outside. It makes it a bit bulkier.
metallicleoraa (1 year ago)
I just subscribed! Watched a ton already! You have a great channel! I would love to see how you would make a A line type skirt where it's only one piece in front and one in back with a drawstring or elastic. Or some other super simple skirt, even easier than this one.
Rain Country (1 year ago)
I have made them before, I just like these fuller ones so I am not sure I will make anymore, but yes, they are very simple :)
Rhonda Joyner (1 year ago)
Love the skirt video.
Pink Glittery Unicorn (1 year ago)
I like to make my own patterns too, don't like to use pins and I recycled a sheet a couple days ago to make a dog bed and 2 cat beds and they love them.... Used an old silk feeling sheet.... Happy pets
CindyKQ (8 months ago)
Your cats use their cat beds?? Mine think they're letting us us their beds when we use ours.
Rain Country (1 year ago)
I bet they are! It is fun spoiling our furry little ones :)
Denise View (1 year ago)
I don't like to measure either. I do pin though & make up my own patterns. love your skirt.
Rain Country (1 year ago)
I pin when I have to, like when making the aprons, I pin the trim pieces and pockets in place, but most of the time, just do not bother. :D Thank you Denise!
TX GABBY (1 year ago)
heard about your site from Doug and Stacy... since it looks like you have elctricity - why do you use a treadle sewing machine
Rain Country (1 year ago)
We are mostly off grid when it comes to electricity. We have solar panels and a wood stove and do as much as we can with out using public power. We may go completely off grid some day, but either way, where we are at, we get a lot of power outages and it not only saves money not having to depend on public electricity, we still have many ways to do what we need with out it. For videos like this, I turn on all the lights in that room for better lighting but that is the only time they get used. Most of the time our house is lit with string led lights plugged into one of our solar outlets
Stephanie Von Stitch (1 year ago)
I LOVE YOU!! I am learning how to make these styles of skirts and you made it super easy to understand. I am a Navajo woman from the Navajo Nation and don't have much tools or resources so watching your video is truly amazing.
Rain Country (1 year ago)
Thank you Stephanie, I am so glad what I share is helpful to others, this truly means a lot to me!
TN DayDreamer (1 year ago)
That is Awesome❣️ Absolutely Beautiful. Thank you. 🙏🏼
Patti Foote (1 year ago)
Great Irish music! Love the skirt! Just found your channel and really love watching you!💚☘️
Rain Country (1 year ago)
Thank you!
Judith Johnson (1 year ago)
As I watch I find you and I sew just alike! I also taught myself! I am also only 5 feet tall and worked on the floor for quite awhile until somebody gave me some of those big "Sunday school" folding tables 6 feet by two feet across, I put them together long side by long side and they work good for keeping stuff off the floor. I'd love to correspond with you more...and who is your Irish singer on this video, sounds like Mary Black?
Judith Johnson (1 year ago)
I think your stuff is great! I have a Janome treadle like yours and just got serious about really using it because my electric machine is in the shop. I learned to sew years ago (like 35) to make costumes for a history group we belonged to and then I started doing stuff like quilting, so I am like you....rarely if ever use patterns, make stuff from sheets and othe recyclable fabrics and a lot of what people would call "hippie stuff". Nice to find a soul sister out there and God Bless you! ( oh and I am also a 3rd degree black belt in tae kwon do about to test for 4th in a year or so).
Katrina Sibley (1 year ago)
I love seeing it on you! makes it a lil easier to see what it really looks like!!!
Luzvi Germinal (1 year ago)
You remind me of my Auntie when I was young she always making me dress, skirts and blouses.
Matthew Blalock (1 year ago)
What was the song?
Bitty Boo Brown (1 year ago)
very cool ty for sharing
Laura Flasch (1 year ago)
No critiquing here, just admiration! What is the music? I like it.
Nancy Lizarraga (1 year ago)
thank you for this video, I've made four skirts love them and I've gotten lots of complaints! Thank you again
Sheila Uhlman (1 year ago)
I like the ease with the way your doing this. I'm deffinantly going to try this S
Scraptastic Patchwork (1 year ago)
Thank you for your amazing videos! I have been looking for a a video making this type of skirt for months!!
Scraptastic Patchwork (1 year ago)
I just watched that one too! Glad I found you, making my way thru all your videos, looks like my husband and I have alot in common with you both.
Rain Country (1 year ago)
O cool! Glad you found this! I also have a newer one out on how to make a patchwork skirt in this same style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd90Bx2w5Lo
Teja Lee (1 year ago)
I did these years ago and am going to have to do them again
Martha Jameson (1 year ago)
Love it!! You sew just like I do. I wing it, and it usually always works. Always felt like I was not up to par, or lacking compared to others. I know we're not to compare ourselves to others, but to see someone else winging it, is a blessing to me. When someone asks how I do something, including cooking, it's hard to remember what I did.Lol!
Cornelia G (1 year ago)
really like the skirt. I want to try to make one.
Ruthann Francis (1 year ago)
Hey do things your way In high school about 50 years ago my teacher said I had to follow directions and I told her it wouldn't work out that way.so against he rules I did things my way and I had the only one who had things turn out. She then made me teach the rest of the class how I did it. My munks coat got an A+ I got a D- because I didn't follow directions.
Rain Country (1 year ago)
Wow, can't have you thinking outside the box now, can we! haha!
Nancy Lizarraga (1 year ago)
came across your video and love the skirt,  I am going to try and make one,I hope I am successful, love your videos,
Di G (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for this! This seems a much easier way to make a skirt - I shall definitely be trying this. I've just found your video channel - love your straightforward approach. Thank you again!
Cindy Lou Hernandez (1 year ago)
love t hat you up-cycled.
Cindy Lou Hernandez (1 year ago)
Yes it is. I see old cloths and I see beautiful quilts, throws, or wall hangers.
Rain Country (1 year ago)
It is certainly fun to be able to take something old and turn it into something new!
A. W. (1 year ago)
Beautiful skirts! I sew most of my own clothes, but have never thought of gathering like that...will have to try that as gathering that much fabric by pulling machine basting threads is a real time consuming pain!
Cheryl Taylor (1 year ago)
very pretty
LindyTN (1 year ago)
Would love to see you doing the patchwork. cutting and sewing and piecing the squares. :o) And the elastic, drawstring waist combo that you do.
Rain Country (1 year ago)
You can see me putting them together in some of my craft time chats, but I may make a video in the future of how to actually make one. :)
walkingnarrow (1 year ago)
Thank you for showing how to make this! Terribly sweet. :) I'm afraid of sewing machines (please don't laugh...lol), but I sew by hand. It may take me a while, but I am so grateful you showed what you're doing to make this particular skirt. Thank you! When I get the money saved up, I'm going to buy one of the patchwork ones like Stacy's. :)
Bella Bee (19 days ago)
If sewing machines make you nervous, and it’s about them running alway with you or stitching into your fingers, then try a hand crank machine, which can go nice and slow. Yes you have to do it one handed, but you can take your time, and it’s still faster than hand stitching. I’m talking about vintage singer machines, and I believe you get a bent wire type finger guard
walkingnarrow (1 year ago)
True, it is relaxing! :)
Rain Country (1 year ago)
I have had to sew a bunch of things by hand in the past when previous machines were just not working right. It did not take as long as I thought it would and was actually rather relaxing. :)
Mainely Acres (1 year ago)
Awesome idea and thanks for doing this how to video!! You inspired me to make a dress for my wife. I uploaded the final project and gave you a shout out, let me know ya think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15eTpZsZnQA
Cheryl Girard (1 year ago)
Hi. Came back to to watch this vid again. I have a number of sheets to do this with. Checked below. For the music but did not see link or name can you tell me the group Love any type Celtic music. Thanks Blessing to you and yours. Cheryl from TN.
Cheryl Girard (1 year ago)
Thanks so much. Love the music
Rain Country (1 year ago)
Hi Cheryl! Song titles and artists in my videos are at the bottom of the description boxes. You have to make sure to click on "show more" to see it though. Here is the name of the song and the artist in this video: Star of the County Down by Sláinte :)
Patricia Vyce (1 year ago)
Fantastic ! Thank you,.love your vidio's. Keep them coming.love the skirt.✨👍✨
Rain Country (1 year ago)
Thank you!
kleineroteHex (1 year ago)
you make it look so easy! I think I may try it, though I must put pockets in, just a must for me; may be have side seems?? I am only 5 feet short as well and on the one bought skirt I have I cut the bottom row off, I tripped a lot going up stairs with hands full, I go up and down all day long😊
kleineroteHex (1 year ago)
I go for walks with my grandchild 5 days a week and I dislike purses! so I need room for a big hanky, the phone, the duck food..... you get the picture 😁 come summer I need a second skirt, one with pockets 😁
Rain Country (1 year ago)
I considered pockets but I am always wearing the aprons I make with a big pocket so I really don't need them in my skirts :)
Two Family Homestead (1 year ago)
and to think I've been using sheets for pillow cases - I can now be dangerous !!!
Ann OToole (1 year ago)
What/who is that song?
Rain Country (1 year ago)
Star of the County Down by Sláinte - all songs in my videos are credited in the description box :)
Fairy Odd Prepper (1 year ago)
Yay, I love your method. I'm a floor sitter too. Stepped out of my anti social zone and bought mats for cutting off of craigslist and I never use them! My baby sits on one while he paints =D

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