22 Jan

We Like Skirts

I’ve made lots of simple little girls skirts now. The tiered one originally posted by 3 Peas, now by Kuky Ideas, is a regular here, Chez La Flamme. I don’t think I ever posted this fairy one, which was probably the first:

You may recognize this one as one of three for a birthday party (I like the addition of a little woven ribbon trim):

Of course, being in Hawaii, we branched out to a hula skirt as well, with a very tedious three rows of elastic (NOT the celophane grass and coconut bra type):

(You’re ignoring the wrinkles on all these, right?)

Recently, I found that I had amassed large enough pieces of fabric to actually make clothes. I had bought a pretty yellow Alexander Henry print to make a blouse for me, but it was the wrong color (fodder for another post), and then Tia sent me a bunch of Kaffe Fasset prints. It was a perfect combination to try another ruffle skirt tutorial, this time from Grand Revival:

Again, with some extra trim. If I do this one again (and I probably will). I will add a few inches to the length of all the strips. As it was, I did not use the measurements from the tutorial, but larger ones for a size 7 from the magazine article she posted to her Flickr account. Still, unless your girl is stick thin, I’d add a little more room for twirling.

10 thoughts on “We Like Skirts

  1. They are great! I especially love the third one, perhaps it is because I am so soft on trims… So pretty Kristin! Did you make one for yourself too?
    ~Emily

  2. I apologize for the slight interruption in access to the website, everyone. And for the odd error messages some of you may have seen. From 13 time zones away, I was upgrading the software that makes this whole thing work, and it a) went slowly because I have the worst internet connection on the planet, and 2) there were some snags. There may be an error here and there, but all should — should — be better now. Sorry for the problems.

  3. Hey, Mr Incredible – is that why I received no post form Kristin for days and now 3 have shown up in The Google Reader?

    Love the skirts. There is a commercial for some van running on TV and I swear that cute little red headed girl is her lost twin sister!!

  4. Shouldn’t be. The blog was down for about 12 hours, all day here but all might where for Hawaii. By about noon, NY time, I had the bulk of the kinks worked out.

    I’m using google reader, too, and mine came in just fine. Maybe just a glitch (I hope)

  5. cute skirts – my favorite one is the hula skirt your daughter is dancing in. she’s a cutie pie. my mom made all sorts of cute little dresses when I was small but I wanted no part of it once I hit first grade. jeans jeans jeans.

  6. I used the 3 peas tutorial for Leil’s skirts, 2 years ago now and she’s still wearing them! I’m thinking they need another tier added on. The dimensions definitely had the right twirl factor.

  7. Dear Kristin,
    I’m still following your antics! 🙂 I’m happy you’re feeling settled enough to start sewing regularly again. I know that every time I feel unsettled and can’t really get down to sewing, I always feel a great sense of relief when that ends. I noticed in this days pictures that daughter is really starting to look a lot like her mom. Isn’t that nice? She’s such a cutie…rita

  8. Dear Kristin,
    I’m still following your antics with periodic catch-up visits! 🙂 I’m happy you’re feeling settled enough to start sewing regularly again. I know that every time I feel unsettled and can’t really get down to sewing, I always feel a great sense of relief when that ends. I noticed in this days pictures that daughter is really starting to look a lot like her mom. Isn’t that nice? She’s such a cutie…rita

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