Friday, September 4, 2009

Weekend Sewing Project #1

A skirt for my daughter...


The pattern in the book actually makes a sundress like this one. (You can find its maker here.) It just isn't warm enough to wear something like that on Mackinac, so I made K a skirt instead. The skirt took less than an hour from start to finish. I just love projects like that...

I measured a skirt that K already had and cut my fabric one inch longer. I just cut across the width of the fabric so it ended up being about 44 inches wide. Using my serger, I sewed up the side seam and rolled the top edge. Then I hemmed the bottom and followed Heather's directions to shirr the top. Easy as pie!

I'm pretty happy with the result. Although when I make the next one I will probably go with a smaller width of fabric - maybe 35 inches. This one shirred just fine and will stay up around her little tummy, but I think a tighter waist would be better. I would hate for her to lose her britches while she is running and jumping on the playground at preschool; how embarrassing.

This will be her first year of school. My baby girl is growing up. High school graduation will be here before I know it, won't it. Sigh...

8 comments:

Melody said...

Hi Liz!
Thanks for the comments on my blog. Yes, Royal Rangers is similar to Boy Scouts. It is through our church denomination...Assemblies of God. It is a national program for boys...they do alot of camping, earn all kinds of merit badges, etc. My boys have both been involved in the program for about 4 years now and love it!
What a darling skirt you made for your daughter! It is just beautiful! I am so jealous, LOL! I wish I could sew! I do a little knitting on the Knifty Knitter looms. I love knitting hats and scarves. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Melody :)

kate said...

So dang cute!!

And stop that talk about high school, missy. I've got one going from primary to intermediate this year. Don't want to think any further ahead! ;-)

Maggie said...

Adorable!

peaceliving said...

That is so cute, Liz! I wish I had some girls around my house...it would be a great excuse to buy a serger! My little boy is starting school next week for the first time, too!

peaceliving said...

That is so cute, Liz! I wish I had some girls around my house...it would be a great excuse to buy a serger! My little boy is starting school next week for the first time, too!

Allie said...

That's darling! Good job! Wow, first year of school.....how quickly time flies.

Sarah said...

beautiful skirt I love heather ross's book so many great ideas

Carly said...

Such a sweet skirt! Love it!