April 23, 2008

Two skirts & an applique tee

Filed under: sewing — Tags: , , , — Lady M Quilts @ 2:10 pm

How’s that for a catchy title, eh?

I actually finished these over the weekend, but just got around to taking pictures today…and only now because my friend whose daughter they are for will be arriving soon to pick them up. 🙂

First, a lovely a-line skirt, with pleats at the waist and a gathered back, along with a rtw tee with a raw-edge applique.  The rose fabric is a lovely linen-y weight fabric.

Then a fun circle skirt from a piece of bright mod fabric from Ikea.  Knit waistband with elastic and bias tape hem.  It’s amazing to me that a circle skirt for someone who about a size 6 would end up being over 14 feet around the hem, but it’s true, I had to open a second package of bias tape to finish the hem…but still that was much easier than trying to do a double-turn hem on a circle skirt.

I am this close [ ] to finishing the second custom Sparrows bag.  I should have pictures tomorrow.  And my grand project for the weekend is the long promised tutorial for a reversible a-line toddler dress.  Unless the weather is really good, then I’ll be trimming grape vines!



  1. The skirt and tee were picked up this afternoon and promptly put on for a fashion show and not taken off until bedtime. Margaret loves each piece! So did everyone else. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ~Bekah

    Comment by Rebekah — April 23, 2008 @ 11:25 pm

  2. The skirt and tee look so cute. I don’t know that I’ll ever make a circle skirt, though…all that fabric intimidates me! What if I messed up!

    Comment by seemommysew — April 25, 2008 @ 8:25 am

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