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« on: February 21, 2009 06:04:51 AM »

It's still pretty cold here and I'm getting impatient for spring.  So I got some springy fabric and made my daughter up a twirly skirt and appliqued top.  I had no idea how hard it is to find a plain, white tee for a little girl!! 

The four fabrics are from Hobby Lobby, but it is pretty thin so I made a white cotton attached underskirt to give her a bit more coverage.  The waistband is elastic and could have stood to be snugger, but this is my first attempt at something without a paper pattern, so I'm pretty pleased with it either way.

I had so much fun doing this that I'm already stalking the fabric racks for her next one!
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009 06:42:03 AM »

So cute!!!  Hobby Lobby has the cutest prints...  You did an awesome job!

« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009 06:58:28 AM »

That is so cute!  I've been eyeing up those fabrics too - very pretty.  You did a great job without a pattern.

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009 07:02:51 AM »

Oh, it's adorable--I love the fabrics, how they go together, and the little frill at the bottom of the skirt!

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009 07:04:35 AM »

This is so cute!  I love the color combinations and great job on the butterfly appliques.

I always buy the plain tops when they are getting clearanced at the end of the season.  That way I have them in my stash and ready to go when I start sewing for the next season.  Much cheaper that way!  Right now is a great time to buy the long sleeved tshirts for next Fall's wardrobe.  Wink
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2009 07:52:00 AM »

OH!  Thanks for the tip StacyCK.  Plus, if you have a stash of shirts you MUST make something to go with them, right? Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2009 08:00:43 AM »

this is cute I love how the skirt falls, how did u decide to do the panels so that they don't gather at the waistband?

« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2009 08:11:39 AM »

Just perfect! We must be on the same wavelength too! I am doing a stripwork skirt and applique set for Spring right now too! Like Stacey said you can get the clearance shirts end of season for $2ish. Carters Outlet and Childrens PLace are where I have had the best luck wiht plain shirts end of season. Walmart has then all spring, but the quality is musch lower. I really like the ruffle on the skirt, I may add that to my plans!

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2009 06:29:28 PM »

VERY cute... I so wish we had a Hobby Lobby!

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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2009 05:42:13 AM »

Nicely done!  I'll have to check and see if we have a Hobby Lobby near here . . .
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