Okay but really - why throw them out when you can make something cute like this?:
Okay, you can't make the little girl, she's ONE.OF.A.KIND let me tell ya! I'm talking about the skirt ;)
See! Now, for the life of my I cannot find the link that had the quick instructions to make this, but I'll try to explain as best I can :)
Edited to add: I found it! Here is where I got the inspiration (and instructions):
1) sew the ties together from the end (V) to the top, slightly overlapping right over left and topstitching
2) determine the desired length of your skirt (I made Brylie's 11 1/2 inches knowing we'd wear things like tights and leggings underneath - make sure if you're making an elastic casing that you add those measurements to the length!) and cut
3) you can finish this off a couple of different ways - I chose to sew the first and last ties together as I did the rest of the skirt and then just sew a casing for elastic at the top. You can also sew in a zipper between the first and last ties and finish the top of using the skinny end of another tie.
Okay, so I'm no sewing teacher, but I hope that all makes sense :) If not feel free to give me a holler and I'll do my best to help you out!
I used 11 ties for Brylie's skirt (she wears a 5T) and it was perfect. After posting these images on facebook I found out that the ties belonged to a good friend's father who passed away last fall - she had just taken a boat load of them to the thrift store just a few days before I went in and got them! hehe
Anyway, I'm finding more and more things you can make with old ties, but this is by far my favorite! I think I'll look for some black and gold ties (our local school colors), make a longer skirt and not sew them all the way down so that they're "flappy" and have some movement! Fun!
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