Monday, May 14, 2012

Sewn: Simple Girl's Skirt

I've been liking the process posts by Maegan at Madeline Bea. I typically enjoy the process of making (current knitting project excluded; please don't ask), but I don't always take photos of each step, of course. Following her lead--and I hope she doesn't mind!--I was mindful to document the process of making my daughter a new skirt Sunday evening and Monday morning. So here is a photo-heavy post, with a few more words at the very end.












The fabric was $1.99/yard in the bargain loft, and I used the simple skirt tutorial from MADE. While the general rule of thumb is to cut skirt lengths parallel to the selvedge, I wanted to keep the big flower panel complete. It's actually just a bit on bottom of the fabric, but once cut to little girl skirt size, it ends up being the majority of the skirt. Since I had the selvedge at the hem, I just folded it under to make things easier for myself. (If I find it's flipping up later and showing the white edge, I may fold it under and sew it once more, to hide it.)

I do have a picture of my daughter modeling the skirt, but she told me I couldn't use it. As soon as my kids are old enough to ask, I do. So that's why the last photo is of the finished skirt on a hanger.

I decided to post daily photos of the phoebe nest--as long as the weather cooperates and until the phoebe begins to sit--over at G+ here. My profile and those posts are public, so you should be able to see them even if you don't have a G+ profile yourself.

8 comments:

Maegan Beishline said...

Love this, Amy! And I love the cute skirt as well! xo

Jen said...

I love the fabric & your "in progress" pictures. It came out so sweet. I have a few different pieces of fabric to make Ree some skirts. I should do that soon since the weather is starting to get warm!

Michelle said...

CUTE! I had some of those flowers . . . but just the big bright flowers without the border and such. I really like how the border makes the skirt. So cute. And I know a little someone who must look adorable in it!!!

Suburban Correspondent said...

Very sweet!

Donna Lee said...

That is great use of the print on the fabric. It looks like it was made to be a little girl's skirt. The colors are so bright and summery. (now if the rain would go away for a few minutes!)

Sally said...

So bright and cheerful. I love the colour of the thread. Brilliant!

lamina@do a bit said...

Very cute little skirt... such great bright colours for a little girl... Love it :)

Bells said...

progress shots are often really good to see - and good to look at as the maker, too I think, as a reminder that these things don't just appear out of thin air!

I reckon when Alice decides she doesn't want photos put up I'll do photos where she is turned away, face obscured, since it's good to see garments worn.

I can see why you wanted to keep that panel the way it is - works so well!