Little Girl Skirts


I finally did a little sewing! The work crew is done in my bedroom, so this past Thursday I set up a temporary sewing space in there and whipped out a couple of little girl skirts. My inspiration was this patchwork skirt. However, I was not able to find charm packs of coordinating fabrics at my local fabric shops (not even the quilt shop). So I decided to use only one fabric for the main skirt panel. I chose the fabrics for Clara's skirt (she's the smaller one). The fabric for the ties and the main skirt fabric are quilting cottons. The accent band at the hem is a lightweight polyester satin. Lucy chose her own fabrics. The waistband fabric is a lightweight lavender twill, the main skirt fabric is a quilting cotton with silver glitter accents and the accent band at the hem is a spandex-y silvery dance fabric. Fall is fast upon us here, so I chose to line the skirts with Bemberg to increase their warmth (a minor amount) and to help them keep from sticking to tights later this season.

I made only two main mistakes in the construction of these skirts: Firstly, made the waistband to their hip measurement plus seam allowances. I should have added another inch or so for ease in getting the skirts on and off. Secondly, I read the instructions incorrectly and made the ties the width of the fabric. Notice:


Clara is holding the end of one of Lucy's ties. I have since trimmed 20 inches off the ends of each of the ties.

But the skirts are still good for a spin!

Comments

Karin said…
Little girls and twirly skirts just go together! Very cute!
gwensews said…
Little girls love twirly skirts! Those skirts and the little ladies are adorable.
Thanks! Last night I was telling my husband about the skirts and just started cracking up thinking about how crazy long those ties were!
Sabrina/Ryan said…
I love those skirts! And the girls, and, shoot, your whole family. :)
JBS said…
it's about time you came back for a visit! i was going through withdrawals! love the skirts! :)
Thanks! I'm really glad to be back sewing a bit. Tomorrow is my day to sew, but I don't have a plan yet...
Cute! The length of the ties really is quite funny.
JBS said…
oh my goodness. pardon that jbs thing. that was me, doris. :)
j.kaori said…
Just adorable! Those ties are too funny!
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Marita said…
WOW, lovely skirts:) Girls seem to have a good time!

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