Friday, March 6, 2009

have you guys made one of these?


If you haven't go try it. It's a free pattern, thanks, Oliver + S! It almost makes itself, seriously. The ribbon hem is genius.


After making the top one from fabric chosen by the oldest, I made this polka dot one for the youngest with a modification, a narrower 6 inch span above the gathers to make it a drop waist. This of course made it slightly more time-consuming to make, but still easy.

I was fresh out of inspiring ribbon, so I used single-fold bias trim instead. Actually I used double fold bias trim and ironed out the middle crease. But. Still worked. Ribbon woulda been cuter, so more of these skirts for spring and summer planned in the future with some patterned ribbon. Like hers!

16 comments:

  1. this is great, my little girl only wears skirts (that age I guess)

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  2. Hi Larissa!!
    I have that pattern but I still didn't try it. I almost forgot about it!

    Thanks for reminding me about these cute skirts, because it's a wonderfull idea for a presente for my God-daughter, whose birthday is not far away...

    Many kisses from Brazil!

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  3. I have that pattern waiting in my "tutorial bookmark" folder. I can't wait to make some. I am hoping that Chloe will learn to walk by summer so I can dress her in skirts and dresses everyday! ('cause poor baby can't crawl very well in dresses) :)

    Yours turned out great! Glad to hear they are as cute and easy as I was hoping!

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  4. This might be just the project for some of that ribbon I bought in Holland. Hmmm...

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  5. looks great! this would look nice on all my little ones. one more on my future projects list!

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  6. Thank you! I was just thinking this morning that I need to start one some spring stuff for my girls. Perfection!

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  7. Very cute. I should make some for my little girl. =)

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  8. Okay, first off... the cuteness of your blog layout drew me in (I came by way of the Oliver + S group), then your anti-om(goodness) ;) caught my eye. I liked it and thought, "hmmmmmm - I wonderrrrrr" then I saw your bio and KNEW we had to be sisters of some sort! (wink wink)

    Have a Blessed weekend! I'll be back!

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  9. I have that one saved as a future project, but seeing how cute they turned out, I am bumping it up to a "right now" project. Great fabric choices.

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  10. I know my Katie will love this, adding to list of stuff I haven't done yet but am getting around to ;) Cute fabric!

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  11. April, welcome, may God bless you too! :-)

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  12. I just posted my attempt on my blog and linked to your blog. Of course it did not come out nearly as nice as yours! 4crazykings.blogspot.com
    Thanks and I love your blog, Kim

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  13. I mentioned this post in my blog What an easy and cute idea!

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  14. I've been meaning to try making a few of these for my girls and your gorgeous fabric and colour choices have me all inspired again. I looove the blue one especially!

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  15. This is such an easy pattern with great result! I guess the fabric does it. Love the polka dots.

    www.minini.be

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