Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stripes and Dots Twirly Skirt

1. I totally made the skirt ... but I just adapted the knit shirt that I bought at Gymboree.
 I designed the skirt for my 3 year old granddaughter, but when I sewed it all together, it fit my 6 year old granddaughter.
I did learn how to blind stitch on my sewing machine as I was making the skirt.

2.  I made boot leggings out of the cut off sleeves from the knit shirt to wear with her red cowgirl boots.. (Which was kind of crazy.)

3.  My house is a disaster since we bought a new house this week, and I've got boxes, and ten million mortgage details that I had to deal with for the closing also. And my husband was understanding enough to let me sew in the middle of the mess.
4.  I like dots and stripes, but I had a watch out that I didn't go crazy and turn out little "Clown Outfits." I made the matching headband.
5. I bought the sweater at Gymboree too and fancied it up for the skirt... as it was marked down to  $2.99 and I couldn't resist.

6. So I then had to promise my 3 year old granddaughter that I will make the next challenge project for her. That will be interesting since it's the "boys" challenge.

This skirt isn't really my best 100% effort, but you are going to LOVE my Valentine creation, and what I am doing with 2 of my husband's dress shirts for that challenge.


P.S. I've been promised a craft/sewing room/area in the new house. (My husband hopes it will contain my pins and thread bits to one room of the house.)


  1. lol I love it! I can't wait to see your valentines day look too! :D

  2. Impressive that you were able to sew in such chaos as moving to a new house. I love the skirt and the whole look!

  3. The skirt is darling! Great job1

  4. I am sitting here laughing out loud. Having a designated room didn't help me contain myself to one room but maybe you aren't as consumed as I am. My husband gave up his office at home thinking it would help me! I, too, am impressed that you were able to sew with all you have going on. Bravo! The skirt is adorable! You did the mix of stripes and dots just right. I love how you used some ready-mades to adapt for your look, as well. I am looking forward to seeing how you make a unisex outfit for the littlest girl for boy week. I really liked how you blogged this article. I was smiling all the way through.

  5. Great skirt!!! Sewing in chaos sounds like my life - push for that sewing room, I wish I could find one ;o) Congrats on the new house!!!

  6. What a fun skirt! I love the pop of teal around the polka-dot fabric!

  7. LOVE the outfit....and the confessions! :)


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