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« on: January 28, 2008 09:22:49 AM »

I finished these two cute twirly skirts yesterday for my little one.  I just love making these because they are the easiest thing I've ever made and my daughter actually likes to wear them.  One is for Valentine's Day with little red and pink weiner dogs with hearts and the other is a cute red retro print I found with little girls at a birthday party all over it.   I can't decide if I should put a trim on the bottom of the red one.  Let me know what you guys think about the trim.


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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008 09:27:19 AM »

Absolutely cute! I think some extra large ricrac on the bottom of the girly skirt would add a little bit of vintage flair
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008 09:28:24 AM »

Oh man those are so cute! I would wear them, I love the fabric!

I think the second one looks fine without trim, but it would look good with lace at the bottom.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008 09:30:22 AM »

Oh man those are so cute! I would wear them, I love the fabric!

I think the second one looks fine without trim, but it would look good with lace at the bottom.

Oooo ... I didn't even think about lace - I usually just use ball fringe or ric rac.  Thanks!!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008 09:32:24 AM »

they are really cute
i would like to see them on your daughter Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008 09:36:50 AM »

Oh man those are so cute! I would wear them, I love the fabric!

I think the second one looks fine without trim, but it would look good with lace at the bottom.

Ditto everything!
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008 10:09:58 AM »

These are adorable. I agree, don't add ricrac to the girly one, not even sure about lace, although it would match the theme of the fabric.
My question is HOW do you make these?  Are they just really LOOONG rectangles with elastic in the waistband to create the gathers? Or are they cut into circle shapes?  Inquiring grannies want to know.
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2008 10:11:18 AM »

Ooh took a second look at the girly fabric  skirt and wonder how it'd look with BROWN lace?
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2008 10:20:18 AM »

Wow,
Brown lace would look really cute. The skirts look really fun. Great Job.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2008 10:34:16 AM »

These are adorable. I agree, don't add ricrac to the girly one, not even sure about lace, although it would match the theme of the fabric.
My question is HOW do you make these?  Are they just really LOOONG rectangles with elastic in the waistband to create the gathers? Or are they cut into circle shapes?  Inquiring grannies want to know.

I was inspired by another fellow Craftster's post back around Halloween - She made the most adorable twirly skirt with a jack o lantern print and it's fabulous.  These fit my daughter - She's almost five but a bit short.  I cut two long rectangles - 38"x 16" - You can adjust the length as to how long you need and same with the width - I then sew the two panels together on both sides and make a casing at the top - I make mine about 1 1/2" and use 1/2" elastic.  For the elastic I cut a piece for Emma's waist measurement minus one inch (give or take).  Then just hem - I do about a 5/8" hem.  I do the casing and the hemming and any trim that I put on it before I thread the elastic through.  Just make sure that you leave an opening on the casing so you can put the elastic through, then just slipstitch (I just stick it back on the machine to close the opening when I've sewn the elastic because I'm lazy like that!) it closed.  I think this would be a super cute skirt to add a second layer underneath.  The original tut I used is here - She adds a waistband and band at the hem.
http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/skirt_002_1_1.html

Have fun and be sure to post yours when you're done!  And thanks for the idea on the brown lace!
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