May 14, 2010


It’s time for some skirts. I love making skirts for the girls, because there are so many free patterns online for them. As well as I have a lot of patterns at home. Usually it takes half a yard of fabric to make a cute skirt and not longer than a couple of evenings. And do you know a little girl who doesn’t like a skirt? Even Emma who doesn’t care about what she wears cannot resist the charms of a cute skirt.

So here’s the first skirt. I made two of these – one for Emma and one for my friend’s little girl. The fabric is really light and it will be perfect for hot summer days. (Sorry for the ugly brown shelf… you’ll see a lot of it as I can’t find spray paint in Moscow)


The next one is the elastic waist skirt.  You can find the tutorial here (there is also a tutorial for the adult version of a skirt). It’s very easy to make and really fast too. I cheated and used my ruffler foot monster and ruffled up the skirt before attaching it to the elastic. I like how colorful the fabric is but disliked sewing with it because of the strips (you can see they don’t match up at the seam). But oh well, it still turned out really cute. I am thinking about making one like this for myself, using other fabric of course.


The third skirt is the most work I would say, but it is also the cutest. I guess you have to work harder to get better results. Have you ever been to Dana Made It blog? If not, then you should drop everything and go there. It’s one of those blogs that I check everyday to see what else Dana came up with and shared with us. She has so many adorable patterns and great ideas. Also I think that her blog is awesome because she has patterns for boys there too. I just think that it is hard to find free patterns for boys and when/if I have a boy I will have to look hard to find something cute and easy to sew for him. But lucky me, I have two girls who I can sew for right now and I really enjoy doing it. But let’s get back to the skirt. The tutorial for the Market Skirt you’ll find here. It was easy to sew, but it took me longer because it has pockets… with buttons. I hate making buttonholes.  But the result came out really cute and cheery.


All these skirts are made for my friend’s little girl and will go to Hawaii. Thus there are no pictures with modeling. Next post will be with some models for sure.

1 comment:

  1. Those are so cute Dasha!! I want ot make one of those elastic waistband ones for myself too. :)