Friday, June 04, 2010

Sew and Tell- Reversible Twirly Skirt

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Hello everyone, it's e from pinksuedeshoe. I'm filling in for Amy for sew&tell this week while she lives out of a suitcase and waits to move into her new house.

Last summer I was poking through my little stack of fabric (it is now a much bigger stack of fabric) and while sifting through my fat quarters I hit upon an idea. I thought that there must be a perfect way to make a little skirt for my then 6 month old daughter with a few fat quarters. So one afternoon I made this pattern up. I love it for several reasons:

  • It's reversible so it's two skirts in one.
  • It's fast, easily less than an hour- for TWO skirts!
  • There is absolutely NO wasted fabric. And all you need is two fat quarters, a little trim and some elastic.
And as if that wasn't enough, a year later and my daughter can still wear it! I sewed up a new little skirt this week so I could write a tutorial, which is posted over on my blog.

It's a great little twirly skirt and will fit little girls from about 6 months to 18 months. Just by changing the trim you can customize this skirt for any mom and baby. You can use ricrac, ribbon, lace, ruffles, little pompom's, you name it. A few weeks ago I made this same skirt for Amy's baby Maggie to match her big sisters (Amy posted pics here) so I added a little extra fabric trim to the bottom. Come visit me at www.pinksuedeshoe.com for the full tutorial!

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31 crafty mcCrafters commented:

trish said...

Oh what an adorable little skirt!! And such a sweet little girl to wear it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Mrs Moen said...

The skirt and model are both adorable, E; it's like your own little Project Runway.-)

Sparrow Bee said...

Cute as! love that grin ( and the skirt too)

Miri said...

Brilliant! The skirt is (skirts are!) adorable and you can see by your daughter's happy face that its fun to wear and swirl around in!

Now if only I had someone to make one for....

Rene' said...

Totally cute skirt and what fun pictures!!! Thanks for filling in for Amy and posting your tutorial. Gonna check it out. Does it come in adult sizes ? ;-)

Karen said...

That is one super cute Creamie. This skirts are gorgeous.

Caci said...

I love the skirt! I can't wait to make one for my niece and cousins I know they will love twirling!

kristie said...

that skirt is so cute! i want to make one for every little girl i know! thanks for such a great tutorial.

Sarah Craig said...

I have got to make one of those skirts for my granddaughter - she'll love it!!!! Thanks for sharing!

LollyChops said...

CUTE skirt! What an adorable little girl too!

Jan said...

Cute!!! And so is the skirt. :)

sandra said...

beautiful! ;)

Mag said...

the dress is very cute

Sarah said...

Cute skirt!

everydaychaos said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I have a 13-month-old who's tiny for her age, so it's perfect!

thecraftyquilter said...

Oh how cute is that skirt! Makes me wish I had another little one, (almost)! Very very beautiful baby girl!

em's scrapbag said...

What fun little skirt and a cute little model.

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Thearica said...

Sweet skirt for a precious little girl! I remember making clothes for my girls when they were small. They "gre out" of handmade clothing when they hit Jr. High School...oh well...I really like sewing for wee ones better anyway. :)

My Sew n Tell post was made yesterday but I wanted to share it with all of you today. Company all evening kept me pretty busy and away from the pc for the most part. But I do love to entertain! :)

beth said...

super cute!! happy little girl too!

traceyjay said...

she's ridiculously adorable!

You inspired me with last week's clutch.

http://traceyjayquilts.blogspot.com/2010/06/spring-to-finish-report.html

becky @ becky ann designs said...

This is my first sew & tell post! Great skirt. I love that skirts can fit little girls for a really long time.

Dayna said...

Looking at photos of your beautiful baby just makes me happy! My heart is blessed!

Jen Poe said...

Ooo! I am definitely going to have to try that tutorial - I have two babies on the way (boy AND girl) and I am always looking for ways to use up my extra fabric. It's soo cute!

Jennifer said...

That skirt is too cute!

I'm so glad I finally have something to contribute this week!

Michelle said...

Very Cute :)

Rebecca Grace said...

Your girly-twirly skirt is fabulous, and you just gave me an amazing idea! I've been hoarding some small scraps of insanely expensive lavender drapery fabric, all encrusted with three-dimensional embroidered flowers, from a client's project a few years ago (one of the perks of being an interior designer). I didn't know what I ever planned to do with them until seeing your project and reading your post -- I know I've got pieces that I can cut to fat quarter size, and your skirt pattern has just enough fullness to be girly and fun, but not so much gathering that my bulky embroidered flowers would get in the way. My little niece is going to look so cute in this! :-) Thanks for sharing!

sewfunbymonique said...

I am new to sew & tell friday! love the skirt. I just wish my daughter was still at the age where she would wear that!!

Lappedamen said...

An adorbale little girl in a very pretty skirt. Genious with two in one. Dirthy on one side, nice on the other side.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Thank you everyone for the kind words about my little girl and her new skirt. The Sew&Tell group is seriously the best group of people on the internet :o)

saraH said...

wait is it just me that can't figure out how to link up here? I registered with that widget and everything, and I still can't find where to click to link up! :(

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