***Giveaway Closed - Winner to be announced later today!!***
My daughter doesn't like to wear pants. Well, it's not that exactly. She just like skirts and dresses better! But what to do for the cold weather? My friend and I had the same idea - CORDUROY with leggings! Said friend gave me some awesome hand-me-down leggings and I got some super soft corduroy 1/2 off!
I had plans to make these back in October but then a certain dress took over my life. But I got them cut out and finished in the last couple of weeks. Even in the midst of the attempted pink-eye coup of my home. I won't go into it. . . You really don't want to know that all three of my kids have had it, not at the same time, and it's going on a month of this. . . well, okay, maybe you did want to know!
So back to the skirts. Everyone needs a black skirt for winter! This one is just like her red and pink modified twirly skirt. I just made it a tad bit longer.
Then I wanted to make a 3 tiered one like my friend had. So she gave me the measurements from this pattern for the strips. It's so easy I can't even tell you - side seams, gather, sew together, hem, casing, elastic, done!
I actually made two brown skirts. One the right way, and then this one.
Which for a mistake turned out pretty cute! I transposed some numbers when writing down the measurements and ended up cutting one panel too small. And then I was running out of fabric - so I added that 4th ruffle on the bottom for length. I really like it! I took about a 3" X width of fabric (WOF) piece and folded it in half and just used that as the hem. Here, let me show you:
and let me tell you I love the wrong side of a serger finished garment! I almost want her to wear this inside out! Okay, maybe I wouldn't go that far. How I adore that machine!!
I also top-stitched the seam allowances down and that gives it a nice finished look. Plus it keeps those seams where they belong!
I'm not quite done with this one. It's what the pattern calls for and what the other brown one looks like. So you can see how it looks without being top-stitched. Things just aren't laying down as well.
And do you want to see what this would look like if I DIDN'T have my serger?
Oh the HORROR.
I need to get the right color thread so I can finish this one! It's such a pretty color, I'm wishing I had bought enough to make a matching skirt for me. After all, it's the winter version of my favorite blue.
Since I finished these late at night, I haven't gotten any model shots, yet. I'll post those soon. I know it's more fun to see the clothes on the girl. I'm toying with the idea of scaling the pattern down and making babylouwho some matching ones too!
Now to what you have all been waiting for!
There are so many reasons I want to have a giveaway right now!
1. I love doing giveaways.
B. There are now over 600 people who think I'm interesting enough to click on that follow me thing over there (when did that happen? you guys are nice.)
3. It's December! Holidays galore! Christmas, my fave! and maybe a birthday for me!
iv. You guys are so great and supportive and deserve it.
Thanks to Randi, awesome, amazing, generous Randi of Fresh Squeezed Fabrics and fellow sew & teller has donated a prize for a giveaway today.
We were having a hard time deciding on what new line to give away.
Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms? - brand new and on it's way to her shop!!
Tula Pinks Parisville?
or maybe she has something else that strikes your fancy?
Well, we are going to let YOU decide! (I know what I would pick!)
The winner will receive a $35 gift certificate to
Fresh Squeezed Fabrics!!
There are two ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me what you would get from her shop if you win.
2. Link up your finish for the week, following the rules (see below).
It's that easy!What did you finish this week?
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