I used a new cotton tea towel for the stripes, I am hoping it will be hardwearing as these pants are for kindy. I know the cotton will fade but am not too worried about that. Phew - lots of sewing in the last week as managed 3 of the 4 projects I had planned but the last two were quite time consuming so the skirt will have to wait a few weeks.
Not part of the challenge but I also managed to finish the necklace above that I had on my list - a free one from the Amy Butler Web site
Now I need to get back to the other projects I have on the go - a 1/2 made knitted vest, a photo album in progress and I need to start on a brooch for the swap I am participating in. I also want to do a bit more sewing with my 4 yr old - the sewing cards we made have had lots of use and I think we are ready to move on - so I have a little project planned for a quiet afternoon.