Friday, June 29, 2012

Cut-offs to Skirt

I cut off the lower half of some of my daughter's jeans that had holes in them and hemmed them into shorts.  The bottom parts that I'd cut off looked like they'd make a cute skirt for little sister!  I also added birdie shorts underneath!  She loves her new skirt!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Patriotic Infant Peasant Dress

 I managed to make this little dress from Sew Much Ado yesterday (free pattern!!).  Took around an hour.  I think it turned out cute.  Now we can all match for Independence day.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Gored Skirt

I got yards and yards and yards of this fabric from my aunt.  Last year, I made my girls some patriotic dresses with it:

I never got around to making me something, though, until now.

As I searched for a "patriotic skirt" for ideas, I came across a "propaganda dress":

I searched for other 1940s dresses and found a cute wrap around dress:

I tried to make the dress over the last couple days by adjusting a pattern I had, but didn't have luck.  I gave up and took it apart and just made the skirt.

I've never found making a gored skirt quite so simple!  I didn't use a pattern, and I think it was easier.  I may have to make a tutorial. The skirt turned out longer than I wanted, and maybe too much width, but I'll work out the kinks.  I entered it into the Crafterhours skirt week contest.  Funny because the contest ends tonight and I made the skirt today.  I don't think it's that cute, but it's fun that the girls and I match.

Somehow I made the above skirt just a bit bigger than my liking.  I pulled out a couple panels and it fits much better!