Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DIY Skirt


Getting our craft on again :)  My sister Ann and I always like to do a crafty project when we get together, so this time is was a simple homemade skirt.  We used this tutorial and it was really straightforward.  One helpful hint:  when it says to stretch the elastic while you are sewing the fabric on, do it!  It will allow the skirt to fit better and more comfortably.  


You can also make one for a smaller cutie pie in your life or make some great baby shower gifts!  It's a fun project that doesn't require mad sewing skills.  So many fabric choices out there...I'm definitely going to make another one soon :)  Have fun sewing!

12 comments:

  1. I didn't know you had this crafty blog, too :) I'll have to do some reading on back posts :)

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  2. I love those colours - you just made my day a lot better and more colorful! And I guess even I can manage with my limited sewing skills... Thanks a lot! Linda

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  3. This is THE CUTEST BLOG EVER. You are such an inspiration! I adore Seattle too, your description was just presh! <3

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  4. I love the skirt. I haven't worn a skirt in years, but this makes me want to.

    Also, I think you missed an 's' on skills, you wrote, mad sewing kills :P

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  5. Ha, totally missed the "s"...thanks for that :) I changed it, but sorta didn't want to...sounded kinda funny :)

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  6. Hi, wow, I just found your wonderful blogg. I agree, these beautiful colours, just amazing!!
    But I have troubles to find the "recepies" for all your beatiful thigs. Please, please explain me how I can find my way in here... I don't have a blogg, so no experience! Thanks so much :) I am excited about trying out myselv!!! :D

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  7. Hi Anonymous...

    When I say 'Recipe for Cute', I basically just mean all my ideas and inspiration combined to make up my idea of a cute, art-filled life. If you'd like to make this skirt, there is a link in my post....just click on it and it will take you to the original pattern (I found the pattern on another crafty blog and made a skirt myself.) I hope this helps :) Thanks for visiting!

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  8. This skirt looks so simple and adorable! where did you get that cute owl print fabric?

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  9. Hi anonymous,

    The fabric is by Michael Miller...just google "Who's Hoot Olive" and you'll find it! Hope this helps...the skirt is so fun to make :)

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  10. I know this post is old, but I can't resist asking. The skirt in the first pic has a bit of a tulip skirt look, where it's tight rather than full around the bottom -- or is that just me? If so, how do you get that look? Thanks.

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  11. Hi Shae,
    I hope you get this...
    I didn't do anything specific to the bottom of the first skirt. I think it's a heavier fabric...almost canvas/linen in texture, so it probably just hangs differently compared to the other skirt. You could always stitch a piece of elastic in the bottom of the hem to gather it a little to create the tulip effect. Good luck :)

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