Monday, March 07, 2011

A skirt I made and some other stuff

on the border skirt
So I made this skirt for my girl; it's the On the Border skirt from Little Girls, Big Style: Sew a Boutique Wardrobe from 4 Easy Patterns (affiliate link). It's really cute and it was easy too. A couple of things--it's very wide and a tad shorter than I like on her. I had a mistake while cutting so the lower tier is basically the width of my fabric, and I made the yoke pieces about 1.5" narrower than the pattern recommended as well. I am probably making it again--well, the apron skirt version first--and I will keep the width the same and make the lower panel an inch longer. Oh yeah, also wanted to mention I gathered the lower panel and the ruffle at the same time. It worked ok but probably wouldn't be a good idea on heavier fabrics.

I need to get or make leggings for her to wear under it for now, and then maybe bike shorts or something like that for summer. 

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In other news... who knows about Pinterest? It was really confusing to me at first, but I figured it out. It's basically an online bulletin board for keeping track of cool things in various categories. I'm going to use it to keep track of all the quilts I want to make, all the cool shoes and bags, and probably other stuff too. After I signed up, I had to wait a few days for an invite, just so you know. You can follow my boards here, ok?

Other than that, I hope you're having a good Monday and I gotta go get the boys from school! We started watching The Fellowship of the Ring as a family last night and I think we're going to watch the rest of it tonight. 

6 comments:

Mandi said...

You could always do another tier, too - as she gets a bit taller and if it seems really too short.

L Johnson said...

Very cute Vicki!

Dielle said...

Darling! Another ruffle of the green on the bottom would be cute and give you more length.

Mary said...

I love how your skirt turned out! Thanks for the fit feedback, too. It's always good to hear from other folks how the patterns are working for them.

A.J.A. said...

Love the skirt! So pretty. Isn't sewing for little bunnies fun?
BTW, that was so funny about the dream you had! Mad 'cause it wasn't marked down! :)

A.J.A. said...

oops! I got you confused with another lovely sewing blogger! You're probably wondering what the crazy lady is talking about :) Well, the skirt is just darling anyway!