Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Easy Peasy Skirts



I've done more sewing this spring than I have, I think, in the last two years. I gave up on trying to find the girl's new Easter dresses. I'm not the best shopper. I rarely find great deals on awesome things. And I probably waited too long to find Easter dresses. But everything I found was either immodest, not my taste, and/or more money than I wanted to spend. So, I gave up and decided to make matching skirts for all of us.

In my usual lazy fashion, I wanted to make something quick, cute and cheap. I don't ask much do I? So, after browsing skirt instructions online, I figured out a sewing pattern that didn't need me to buy one, and in less than 24 hours I had my first set of four skirts done! Since then I've made 7 more. Here's a sampling:




15 comments:

  1. Those are some cute skirts! You are making me want to pull out my sewing machine.

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  2. Great work! I love them. You have wonderful taste!

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  3. Did someone already say darling? They really are! It looks like you had fun making them.

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  4. those are great skirts! which pattern did you end up useing? one you made up yourself?

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  5. Darling! I love them!

    I've been wanting to make some skirts. I'd like to know what pattern you used as well.

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  6. ok..i want to place an order please! I need some cute skirts for my daughter! Do you take orders?!?! Seriously!

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  7. You are so talented! It looks like people are lining up to place orders :)

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  8. I am jealous. I can't sew at all! I even sent something to Alicia to have her sew for me!

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  9. Those are ADORABLE!! I just got my first sewing machine--are they easy enough for me to start with?

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  10. txmommy and utmommy,

    It is a pattern that I came up with using ideas from other skirt patterns I found online. I took pictures of the first one I made so I could remember how to do them later. I'm thinking I'll make a tutorial and post it later this week?

    Sweetpea,

    If you have no experience at all I would probably start with something super simple, like making a pillowcase. The skirt requires gathering and inserting elastic. No zippers, snaps, buttons, hem stitching,etc. though.

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  11. The sheer number of comments on this post ought to show you how truly impressive you are. I was sitting next to Elsie in church yesterday and admiring how well done her skirt was. I think you'd better post the how-to's!

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  12. I am looking forward to that tutorial as well. You are so talented!

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  13. Hello friend!

    You are so thoughtful to put the directions and such great pictures on your blog.

    Your model is absolutely adorable, too! She must have a super cute wardrobe with a Mommy like you.

    Thank you.

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