April 2, 2010

Easter Skirt


I made my daughter a skirt for Easter.  I decided to revisit my past pettiskirt experience.  Whoooh!  Sends chills up my spine just thinking about that beast.  Anyways, I wanted to make her a skirt similar to the pettiskirt, but I wanted it to be a much more pleasant experience.  And it was!  I basically gathered strips of fabric to the waistband.  However, the waistband was not sewn together when I gathered the strips of fabric; instead, I gathered the strips to a rectangle which later became the waistband.  Once all of the strips were gathered and sewn together, I then matched and sewed the raw edges of the skirt together making a circle.  Lastly, I made a waistband casing and threaded elastic through the waistband casing.  Next time I will take pics of the process and write up a proper tutorial about it.  I wasn't sure if it was going to work, so I didn't take any pics of the process.  Contrary to my first experience, this skirt was really easy and fast to make.  I think I'm going to make myself a pettiskirt using the same method.


Fabric: Little Honey (skirt) and Froth (under skirt)by Anna Maria Horner at Phat Fabric.
Trim: Shabby Chic Rose trim at Frog Feathers.


The sweater is hand knitted by my cousin Priscilla.  She made it for my daughter's 7th birthday.  I think it's simply beautiful and very thoughtful of her.  It matches my daughters Easter skirt perfectly.

Have a blessed Easter!

Jamie

16 comments:

AJ and Kandice said...

Wow, that is an amazing skirt! I love the colors! I've been looking for a great fabric, so thanks for sharing the brand!

Kandice
sweetkiwicrochet.blogspot.com

Sara said...

It is so cute...I'll have to add it to my long list...

Lisa said...

Very sweet and girly. Love it!

Mommafo said...

love it. i look forward to the tutorial!

Jessica said...

Beautiful job!

Splendid Things said...

gorgeous! i would love to see the tutorial too! i purchase some amazing burlap trim from frog feathers a while back. cheers~

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a perfect Easter outfit! I'm a hand knitter and have to say that sweater is the finishing touch :)

Bobbinoggin said...

oh my. I am EAGERLY awaiting a tutorial. I soooo would have made this for my 4-yr-old for Easter. But... it can be a lovely summer skirt too!

BEEEautiful!

Nicole ~ The Diva said...

Love the skirt. Can we also get the pattern for the sweater?

Seaside Siblings said...

wow!! Love the skirt.

Gina said...

Ooh, it's just lovely. I want to wear that sort of frou-frou!

Cotton Kiwi said...

The petticoat and skirt are beautiful. I love the shabby roses peaking out underneath and the fabric for the skirt is gorgeous. Love that cardigan too. Talented family!

Sweet Fuchsia said...

I love this!!! :0)

Craft Envy said...

We featured your skirt on our blog!


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inday_adin said...

The skirt and that sweater are lovely! :) I love it! First visit.

Adin B
http://itssewtasticmama.blogspot.com/

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Oh my god!! This girl looks so cool in this gorgeous red dress, you did a great job with this Jamie!