Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A skirt for my neice


I used to sew for my beautiful necie all the time when she was a lot younger. Now she is 9 I thought she would love a teired skirt. I got this fabric at Spotlight and it is exactly the same as a skirt I bought Ellyse from Big W.

I spent a lot of time working out the measurements, all in proportion to Ellyse's skirt, I wanted to get it just right. I am so very happy with it. It is the most professional job I have done so far. I really took the time to sit and think about the order I wanted to do it in and it worked out perfectly.

Eventhough I wasn't going for the twirly skirt look, I would still would have liked there to be a little more flare to the skirt. I am thinking that instead of cutting rectangles I should make the top part a little narrower. I will play around with it.

I have already given the skirt to M, I just couldn't wait. I am looking forward to seenig her and Ellyse wearing their skirts together!

My next sewing job is to finish the softie for my swap with girls from EB, and then I have drafted a pattern to copy a PP shirred top. I can't wait to try that, I think Ellyse definitely has enough bottoms!

7 comments:

lolliegirl said...

Andrea, the skirt is perfect! The colours looks great together and the lace trim finishes it off nicely :) Well done :)

paula said...

great skirt Andrea, the colour combination works well together.

Cass said...

Andrea, that skirt is great, I am sure she will ove it The colours work fantastically together.

Helen said...

Skirt looks fantastic! Your neice will ove it! Colours go together so well and is that a pom pom of lace trim around each tier? Looks beautiful, well done!

Flossie said...

Oh my that skirt is gorgeous you have done a fab job. Oh I love my DS but oh I wish I had a daughter to sew for!!!!

Cass said...

Andrea, meant to ask. Did you use a pattern or just the twirly skirt formula. If you used the formula what waist measurement did you use. I have a 9 year old I want to make sometihng for and this type of skirt would be ideal but I want it to be a surprise so can't ask for the waist measurement.

Andrea said...

WOW thanks for your lovely comments girls. You should see the inside of the skirt, you would be impressed!