Monday, March 1, 2010

The Girly Skirt

I recently won a $20 gift voucher through Quilthome's 'link of the week' - hurrah! I used my new found riches to buy a half yard each of a couple of fabrics from Tanya Whelan's Ava Rose collection. One of my close friends has a little girl called Ava Rose who is turning three this month, so I thought I'd make something special for her using the fabric. The fabric is lovely, although not the sort of thing I usually go for. I enjoyed sewing with it though, it was beautiful quality.

I have had the Pink Fig girly skirt pattern in my collection for a while so decided to use that. The pattern called for .75 of a yard for the drop waist and hem band but I only needed half a yard (does that drive anyone else mad? So often I waste money buying more fabric than I actually need...).

I'm quite pleased with the results. I've never gathered fabric before and am happy with how it turned out, although it is a little uneven in patches. I think the dropped waist is quite cute too, kind of old fashioned.

Expect to see more and more skirts on this blog, my little girl wears them a lot and I'm looking forward to churning out a few for her over the coming months.

The finished skirt.

Being modelled by my daughter. She is a size 1-2 and the skirt is a size 3, so it's too big on her, but you get the idea!

It's a longish skirt, but hopefully won't be this long on the little girl I made it for.


  1. What a beautiful skirt Claire. I am sure little Ava Rose will look equally beautiful in it. Great job!

  2. That is beautiful! Have you tried the Market Skirt tutorial at the MADE blog? it's another great skirt. I just made one for my 7 year old daughter, but the tutorial is for a size 2-3 i think.
    Keep those skirts coming!

  3. I love this skirt, it's so cute! In all your projects your fabric selections are gorgeous!!! Love your stuff!

  4. That is just gorgeous :) Great fabric combination too :) ...