Thursday, October 14, 2010

my first pettiskirt

Here's my first attempt at a fluff-free fairy pettiskirt for Halloween:
pettiskirt
Don't you love her hat?

I used the free tutorial from Sewingmamas.com, but I changed the proportions. The waistband layer is 1.5 times her waist measurement; tier 1 is 2x the width of the waistband layer, and tier 2 is 2x the width of tier one. This is plenty of skirt for this little girl. I had a 24" piece of the shiny fabric from the remnant bin, and I used all of it. 

Here's the spinning shot:
action shot--spinning
The waistband layer looks a bit lumpy; I used a quilting solid I had on hand for that and it doesn't drape like the fabric recommended in the tutorial. Anyway, that will be covered by a shirt most of the time she wears it so it's not really a problem.

Also, I need to figure out what to do about the hem. For now the insane fraying is kept slightly in check by a wide zigzag. I tried to do a sort of wide rolled hem on the serger and it didn't work at all. Anyone have any suggestions for me? I could buy some narrow lace or something to sew onto that edge, but I'd love to hear your ideas.

6 comments:

Tim said...

LaLo Pretty!

Grandpa Tim

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Oh that is so cute!

I wish that I could give you some suggestions but I am terrified of sewing clothes! (and zippers) It looks good to me.

XOXO,
Stefanie

SoniB said...

fray check? might work.

L Johnson said...

Too cute!

Meg said...

I say first trim with a rotary cutter (the fastest way) if you have one, Fray Check the edges and then trim with some flat lace. There are some reasonably priced stuff out there. Hancock Fabrics have some or Joanne....

RENEE said...

HOW SWEET THOU ART LOVE IT WISHING I HAD ONE WEE ONE ALL GROWN UP