Tuesday, September 1, 2009

for eva



A little friend of ours was turning 4 last week.  I made her a simple little skirt. Really easy, but adding the extras is the most of the fun.  Oh, and matching fabrics - that's fun too.  This skirt takes so little fabric.  I folded a yard of fabric in half and cut 12 inches down (so 44" wide x 12" long) and then cut a strip for the bottom 5" inches long (so 44" wide x 5" long).  I sewed the bottom band on to the main fabric and then sewed the one seam down the length.  I turned that seam to the back. I added a casing to the top and added 3/4" elastic (I guessed at the waist using some 4T clothes I have waiting for my daughter).  And, like I said, I really like adding the rick rack and the appliques. I wonder when I will tire of applique? I guess since there are so many different ways to go with it, I have many years of it left in me!

12 comments:

sb said...

Traci, I love it! The skirt's fabrics are lovely, with a great color combo, and that appliqué is so darn cute! Plus, who wouldn't love a clothes tag with their name on it? I'm sure she'll feel extra special. (Which, by the way, did you stamp that or print it from your computer?)

Allie said...

I just LOVE the personalized tag!

Jennifer said...

Ok that is too cute and so very simple!! I need to make some of those for my girls! Great job. I'm sure she'll love it.

dana said...

I love the personalized tag.

simplymodernmom said...

Love the bird and the personalized tag.
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Alisa said...

It's so sweet. What a nice gift.

Katie said...

This is adorable! How did you make that sweet tag? Also, I completely admire you for loving to match fabrics. I am terrible at it. Do you have any tricks for matching fabrics well or is it just a natural talent? And I know this makes me sound like the dummy I am, but how did you do the applique?

Lisa said...

ditto to Katie above. I can't combine fabrics like that to same my life--unless they are sold together in a little fat quarter pack with all the thinking done for me. Did you make up that applique or can you share the pattern/instructions?

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Super cute! How did you make the tag? Love the idea of personalizing clothes or gifts this way.

mary said...

i tried to get your free applique patterns and couldn't find them. can i still get them. i would love to add them to my girls skirts, dresses, etc.

It's Sew Stinkin Cute said...

That skirt is awesome! As for applique... I will NEVER tire of it. I love the designs from designs by JuJu. They are so cute! I have way too many, and haven't gotten the chance to do a whole lot with them, but love them! Too cute, keep it up!

jessbcuz said...

Too too darling!