***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?
PLEASE READ THIS POST IF YOU ARE NEW TO LINKING UP! :)
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2. One linky per person. (please put multiple projects in one post.)
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5. Comment on everyone's posts!
133 crafty mcCrafters commented:
Love the skirts! Perfect for the cold weather. I totally agree with you on the serger, it's a life saver.
If I were to be so luck to win, I would pick the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms. It' perfect!
So hard to decide what fabric I like most - I really love that shop! I think Bliss. Or Dream On. Or Bliss. Maybe Dream On. But I really like Bliss. Ummm, definately Dream On!
So hard to decide what fabric I like most - I really love that shop! I think Bliss. Or Dream On. Or Bliss. Maybe Dream On. But I really like Bliss. Ummm, definately Dream On!
I think it would have to be Parisvile - I am besotted! Love your cute skirts!
This is my first time linking up here! I have been admiring your blog (through Nicole) for a long time, and thought I'd finally join in on the fun!
I love the Soul Blossoms. How could I not?!
I love your cordoroy skirts! and they twirl! I would love some of the new Amy Butler or some Anna Marie Horner.
I'm finding that I'm drawn to Parisville more than I thought I would be! So that's probably what I would choose - unless she gets in some Sherbet Pips!
Love your corduroy skirts, by the way - so cute!!!
December is a great month for Amys to have birthdays. I have a big one coming up. Not too sure how I feel about turning a half century next week. Hmmm...
If I were to win, I would choose Amy Butler's fabric.
I'm partial to Amy....
I have never had any Amy Butler. I would really like some.
Awesome skirts! And great fabric for a giveaway! Thanks.
Ok, not such a skirt in sight at our house! LOL But I remember being a little sprout who loved twirley skirts! How sweet yours are!
Thank you to you and Randi for the chance to win. I would pick one of her custom coordinated bundles! Man, that woman can pick colors and fabrics from different lines and make me want to grab a spoon and eat them!
The skirts are fabulous! :o)
I'm so happy I can participate in Sew and Tell this week. It's really been much too long. I love the Pink Paris fabrics. They are lovely! :o)
Any of the choice would make a great giveaway. And if you choose me, I could celebrate not only Christmas but my birthday as well. I'm a December baby too! :o)
I've been meaning to make a corduroy skirt, I saw they had the fall prints on sale at Joann's for 60% off, so I guess I'll have to go back! I love how yours turned out. The blue one is my favorite!!!
Wow, thanks for the generous giveaway! You're the best!!! I would definitely get the new Amy Butler fabrics!!!
It would be hard to choose as it's a toss up between Parisville & Innocent Crush! Perhaps I would get some of both :) I love that shop!
Ohhhh, I am crushing on some Innocent Crush! I would gobble some up with the GC. Thanks for the giveaway! Hope my lucky streak continues this week :-)
Love your skirts!
I love the Tailor Made line! It is so cute!
Hi, Amy! I'm loving the Parisville at Fresh Squeezed. She has so many beautiful options though.
I'm bummed that I don't have a Sew & Tell item this week. I'm taking a break for a bit. We've had a lot of company, and I've spent my extra time doing a lot of cooking/baking, which is really my first creative love. I log in many, many hours in the kitchen, and my children join me. I call them "My Staff". :-)
Have a wonderful Christmas!
I would really like to win this giveaway. I can't decide what I would get! Thanks for the giveaway. :)
i'd go straight for the michael miller ta dot line... oh yes. lime, tangerine, aqua, candy , ocean. my sew & tell are a bright bunch of zipper pouches for teacher gifts... but no linky.
That's a hard decision. I would narrow down my choices to the "6 one-half yard pieces from the Dream On Collection, Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics" or maybe make my own bundle with the robert kaufman fabrics (which I LOVE).
thanks for the giveaway! I would love to get my hands on some of that parisville...
supe cute skirts! Amy Butler's new line is to.die.for! I would love to try it out!
I dont think my last comment worked so I will try again!
I would love to win the soul blossoms line!!!
But I do love the new tula pink line too!!
Browsed through the shop and I would probably get several different fat quarter bundles...one of this, one of that...so much to choose from!
Thanks for a chance to win.
Wow! What a great giveaway! Choosing what to get would be hard, but I am so in love with Tula Pinks Parisville that I would definitely pick some!
Your skirts are just great, and thanks for pointing out the differences with the seams and finishing. It does make a big difference.
Great giveaway, too! I would get Soul Blossoms! No doubt about it!
Such cute skirts! Maybe I'll have to make Emily some once my sewing machine and I are on speaking terms again.
Fabrics I'd love - um, just about all of them? Probably Laurie Wisbrun's Urban Circus for some as-yet-unknown baby quilt. Or I might wait to see if she gets Kate Spain's Central Park in. 'Cause that looks *awesome*
Love the skirts! I would get the Punctuation fat quarter set. I love this fabric.
I would stock up on couple of those lovely fat quarter bundles. Thanks for a perfect giveaway!!
i think the Kokka Carnival line would come to sit in my stash should i be the winner. happy holidays to you and yours!
Randi is so nice and has such a great shop. I do believe a fat quarter bundle of Soule Blossoms would hop into my cart!
I want a brown skirt for myself! I don't know if I'm just behind the times... but I'm majorly crushing on all of the Ta Dot fabrics and would love to build up my stash of those!
Love your skirts... and wish I had a serger! Thanks for the giveaway.... Amy Butler Soul Blossoms it would be if I won.
I have some gorgeous blue corduroy that's just waiting to become a jumper for my daughter. And you're right about the tiered skirt. I've made about 3 just like that and basically just invented the pattern as I went along. Super easy.
I didn't finish anything this week. Bummers.
But I did browse the shop and I would have to decided between some things from Innocent Crush or some things by Circa 50.
I would love the new Amy Butler please!
What wouldn't I want from Randi's shop:) I really love the Breakfast from Tiffany fabric line. Thanks for the give away!
Oh, those strawberry fields from Meadowsweet 2 have been on my wishlist for a couple months now...
Cute skirts! I have some printed corduroy that would look cute in that pattern.
If I were to win the gift certificate, I'd be torn between taking advantage of the full yard bundle in fun graphics like Cars, Tree Stripes, Carnival, and Sewing Notions; and an Oliver + S pattern for the Music Box Jumper; and a bundle of Delilah Paisley coordinates.
Hi! I just came over from Randi's and I'm so glad I did! I've tried to add a link but I'm not sure if it worked as I've never done one before! I would love, love love some Amy Butler! It looks gorgeous. Glad I found your blog...I'll be back! Lots of love, Amanda xxx
Love your skirts.
If I win - I think it would have to be some tufted tweets!Thanks!
I'd by Delilah. Love all the roses!
I LOVE your skirts, they are so pretty!
if I were to win, I would have to click on the bundles page, close my eyes and just point to one, everything in her shop is great!
Thanks for the chance!
Great idea to keep warm -- cute corduroy skirts! Very cute!
I do love the Soul Blossoms. Very nice giveaway!
Amy, the skirts look great! I got a serger over the summer and am soooo glad! It makes sewing for my daughter a million times better. I hate those exposed raw edges but my serger makes it all better :)
Congrats on 600 followers and thanks for sharing with us! (I would get some Dream On & Parisville if I win!)
Definitely Soul Blossoms! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
I've got a brown corduroy skirt that I pretty much live in in the winter! Absolutely perfect!
I'm itching to make a skirt from some Origins fabric, so I'd probably start there. Unless my husband has already bought it for me for Christmas, that is. I've been leaving some not-too-subtle hints :-).
Love the skirts! I have a daughter that loves to wear dressings in the snow, too. Leggings are a great invention.
I would pick something from the Delilah Collection, Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit Fabrics.
Thank you for the giveaway!
I'm a sucker for Amy Butler...
I'd probaly pick a selection of the Ta Dot fabrics, I just love them and maybe a bit of the new Amy Butler fabric too, it looks so pretty!
She has such a great selection, I really love the "fabric bundle--5 one-half yard pieces (2 1/2 yards total) from the Bliss Collection, Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics"
My granddaughters love corduroy skirts, too! And like you, I love my serger-just bought it about 3 months ago!
I'd probably go with Parisville!
The skirts turned out beautiful! Oh, and I love all the pictures. Does this surprise you. I have to say that it's about time that I get some Amy Butler fabric--so when I win that is what I would get. LOL
Wow! I would get some yardage of Parisville Collection, Tulla Pink, if I do not find Amy's new collection...
Please call me in!
Ohhhh, for sure I would get Soul Blossoms!! I can't believe I haven't bought any yet!! I love the skirts you made, I actually need one for myself. My daughter is out of the skirt stage! :(
Oooh, so hard to pick! She has so many lines that I can't get at the lqs. I think I'm torn between Parisville and the new Amy Butler. There are so many other great things though, too!
I love the new Amy Butler fabric and I think I might be getting a niece in the next several months. Wouldn't a quilt and a car seat blanket be the thing?! Come on! Plus, I haven't won anything this year and that was one of my goals. Make it happen, will ya?
Great giveaway! I'd pick the Bliss by Moda fabric bundle. Yum!
Ooh, I love a giveaway! I'd pick something purple to make my Mom a quilt - maybe Parisville in Mist??
I love Randi' shop! Did you see the Christmas fabric sale she has going on? I am waiting for my package of goodness to arive any day. If I were lucky enough to win, I would invest in more Delilah since I only ordered two prints this week.
I love the Bliss fabric line but it's hard to find in the UK
OMG the Sould Blossoms is sooooo calling my name!!!
LOVE your skirts!
I'm with the many others who are completely taken with Soul Blossoms. What a beautiful new collection!
Definitely Soul Blossoms, love Amy Butler. Thanks for the giveaway!
The skirts are adorable - wish I had a little girl to sew for, wait a minute - I have two nieces - I may be whipping up some cute skirts this weekend.
I don't have any photos of my projects to blog and link up today, but I love that shop! It would be tough to choose - but I'm thinking earthy green bundle like the Parisville one, or the Origins by Basic Grey. If I had $ leftover I'd pick up a yard of one of the Japanese prints from Kokka, like Through the Looking Glass.
These are perfect dresses. You are wonderful at making clothes.
She is awesome. Too funny. I just bought some lovely Christmas fabric from her this morning!! Go look and see what she has.
Definitely AB's Soul Blossoms...
I would get the Innocent Crush fat quarter set. I've been eyeing that collection for quite some time. It's gorgeous!
I'd love some Soul Blossom (even though it is not in the shop yet) and I have also just been looking at some lovely breakfast at tiffany's. There is so much loveliness in the shop it will be hard to choose!
I can't wait for Randi to get the new Amy Butler line! And the Parisville is great, I just got some for a project today. :) Thanks for the giveaway!
Those skirts look perfect for the colder weather and I like the idea of pairing them with leggings! A serger is definetly also on my wish list!
If I won, wow... I think I would have to cave into Soul Blossom -- it's really run away with my imagination! Thank you for hosting this; it's fun to see the other projects!
I love the Parisville fabric. I have so many ideas of what I could make with it. Beautiful!
I'm collecting Dream On - one of the fat quarter sets would be perfect!
Parisville for sure! I've been really wanting the mist colorway, especially the damask dot.
The skirts look adorable, Amy!
I'd love to win and would totally pick the Parisville fabric. :D
I would get Bliss along with other aqua and red fabrics for a quilt I have been thinking about.
You have been busy whipping up cute skirts. The look great in the cauduroy. I am tempted by Tanya Whelan's new line. She is so good at pretty florals.
I would really love some Innocent Crush fabrics... that's what I would wrap up to put under the tree for me! :) ~Jessica
Oh fun giveaway!
I would get some Metro Cafe - blenders and toasters and then some Delilah fabrics.
I will link up later tonight. I need to take some pictures.
There are so many that it's hard to choose, but I the Bliss Collection, Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics.
Thanks for the give away and I hope I win.
The Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler is beautiful! and the skirts are adorable!! thanks!!!
those skirts are super cute! :) Thanks for a fantastic giveaway! I would love me some of AB Soul Blossoms! :D
Those skirts are too cute! My mum took my serger for about a month and fixed it then taught me how to use it over Thanksgiving. I made an apron in half the time and it looks really good and professional, no frays ravels or threads for me! After Christmas I can post all the serger sewing I've been doing!
What fun skirts. I love them, for reals. And you should def make a babylouwho skirt too, out of one of them. Baby + cutiepie skirt + leggings? Adorableness.
Also... new header is super cute, I heart it. And I also am in love with randi's shop. Like all of it. But particularly the Tailor Made fabrics. Adorableness!
I love that store, I have purchased from her several times, she works so fast.
I would get this:
bundle--4 one-half yard pieces (2 yards total) from the Tailor Made Collection, Cosmo Cricket for Andover Fabrics
fabric bundle--6 one-half yard pieces (3 yards total) from the Meadowsweet Collection,Sandi Henderson, Michael Miller Fabrics
I have no idea what I would choose! I know I wouldn't have a hard time finding something, though!
I'd definitely get some Soul Blossoms!
I also linked up this week with one of my charity quilt top finishes.
1. Adore the skirts in cord!
2. Randi rocks for having a give away on your blog!
3. Adore the logo :-)
5. And of course, I would probably go japanese and get some leicin or the kokka carnival (love)!
I love Randi's shop! I would maybe choose a pattern by Oliver & S and some fabric to go with it. Thanks for the giveaway!!
I love the sweet meadow or taylor made. Thanks for the great and generous giveaway. email@example.com
Love the skirts, wish my granddaughters lived closer. I would buy the green print with scissors. Or maybe the maroon from the Tulas Parisville.
OOoooolots of eye cady .. but my eyes stopped dead for Lovesme Lovesmenot series (innocent crush) yummy !!!!!
Wow, lots of stuff in the shop that I would love to have but I think I would go for some of the Parisville, just don't hold me to it.
Definitely the Amy Butler fabric. For sure!
I think I'd have to have me some Bliss! Thanks for the chance to enter! :)
Love, love, love your corduroy skirts!!! Absolutely adorable. And it was really hard to pick just one thing from the shop! But in the end I would have to get some bundles from the Delilah Collection, Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit. So gorgeous. Thanks for the chance!
I'm liking the Dream On fabric. (If I'm lucky enough to get picked...) have a great holiday!
Those skirts are darling. I need to see about making some for my little one. :)
I would get some of that gorgeous Parisville and make some zippy bags and tote bags. So much fun!
love the skirts, so cute! and thanks so much for the giveaway, love Randi's shop, i think i'd love to get some tailor made fat quarters if i was the lucky winner. thanks for the chance to win!
cute little skirts. Don't you wish we were little girls again? I know I do.
I love the amy butler.
Ocean Ta Dot, Ta Dot, Michael Miller Fabrics
What I would choose...
Oh, I have been drooling over Parisville since Randi listed it on her site! I want to make my first quilt with it! I'd love to enter! Thanks!
If I would be the lucky winner, I would have Randi send me the Bliss colorway of the Soul Blossom line!
Too many yummy fabrics to decide! If I win, then I'll have to make a decision on which to pick!
If I won, I would indulge in my love of Amy Butler fabrics. I would love to have some Soul Blossoms to create with.
Love those twirly skirts, they'll be perfect with a pair of tights.
I love Randi's fabrics! Any one of the flowered ones would be perfect!
anna maria horner voile! i want it, i need it! and i don't have a finish for the week, but did get 3 doll quilts quilted this week for the nieces. i have to step it up.
I am wanting to make some fabric Christmas wrap, so I would probably go with some Christmas fabric if I won this giveaway!
Mmm, so many pretty fabrics... I think I'd start with some of the Dream On Collection, but there are so many other beauties...
Thanks for the chance to win. :)
I love the new Amy Butler range! Yummy enough to eat....or try too!
Parisville! (In my ideal world, a happy mix where some prints are in pomegranate, and some in sprout!)
Also gotta love the AMH Innocent Crush....and all those lovely Ta Dots! Yummy. :)
Looking at your skirts makes me want to start sewing RIGHT NOW! I think I would choose some Meadowsweet or some Innocent Crush from Randi's fabrics!
So much fun Amy! Your skirts are adorable :) I had to get my tops sewn up so I could participate!
As for Randi's shop...I would love to get my hands on some Parisville!!
Thanks for the chance :)
Great job on the skirts...
Everyone has such wonderful postings...
I looked around Fresh Squeezed and there are such beautiful fabrics over there! I would definitely order some Christmas prints!
I enjoy visiting sew and tell each Friday. Thanks for hosting!
Love the skirts. I would get some Parisville from the shop. I am so in love with that line of fabric.
Oh man! So many great choices! I'd have to get some of the new Amy Butler Soul Blossoms. Thanks for the giveaway!
I love the skirts! Especially the mistake one with the ruffle hem - so cute.
Great giveaway happening. I think I'd pick out a few yards or half yards. For sure a couple of Ta-Dots. I don't buy fabric online that often so it would sure be fun!
Let's see: Would I pick Cosmo Cricket, Urban Chiks, or Anna Maria Horner? They're all just gorgeous fabbies!
Please put my name down for the giveaway!
I would get the Custom Listing for Allison with all of the Bliss fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway!=)
I am on the hunt for some red/blues/yellows for a toddler bed quilt. And I see lots I would choose.
I've been eyeing some dream on, buy I love the new Amy Butler. Maybe some of both :)
I love the Amy Butler fabrics, but in my search I found the collection of Chocolates from the Breakfast at Tiffany's Collection, Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree and Co for Moda Fabrics
I would get some Soul Blossoms fabric, for sure!!!
The skirts are just lovely! I'd pick Soul Blossoms, too!
You've been busy. Cute skirts. I don't think there is a thing at FreshSqueezedFabrics that I don't like. It's all so cute. She has a great eye for picking fabrics tocarry.
Dang.....I doubt I'll win, but I'll comment anyways and keep my fingers crossed!
I love all her patterns! Ya know...cause I'm so brand new to all of this that I haven't even started yet! I like the olive snow dots.
I can't wait for you to show me YOURSELF how to make those adorable skirts!!!!!
Well, after taking a look around, I am rather taken with the new Tulla Pinks Parisville ... the colors are so nice! Wouldn't that be cool to win?
I'm probably too late to comment, but I think I'd get an Innocent Crush bundle, which really surprises me. Cute skirts :)
If win, the collections I would select from are Parisville, Innocent Crush, and Soul Blossoms. My fabric selections depend upon my mood at the time - I like geometrics and florals, and to mix and match lines. Thanks to FSF and you for this exciting giveaway opportunity. Happy Holidays.
I would choose Tanya whelean's new line deliah, Dolce , Heather's Nicey Jane fabric . If Amy Butler's Soul Blossom is available I would go for that too.
Love to win this and it will be my first. Thanks for the giveaway
Amy Butler for sure, have been craving the new line for a while now ;) Thanks for the giveaway!
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