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« on: September 21, 2010 12:27:15 AM »

so this is a super simple skirt but i really like the way it turned out.  i whipped it up the night before portland's pirate festival and i'm so glad i did.  people really got a kick out of the little pirate.  partially i am sure because she was so enthusiastic about the entire event, yelling "scurvy dogs!" at the actors dressed like british soldiers and starting sword fights with random boys (i say boys because there weren't very many little girls with swords to pick fights with).  aria was so excited to dress up like a pirate that she wore her hat for 12 hours save the hour and a half she took a nap (mind you on the grounds of the park with all the hub bub going on around her).  plus she wore an eye patch for well over 3 hours, prob would have worn it longer but daddy didn't buy it until we'd been there for several hours.  now thats dedication for a 2 year old!  heh. 



i did not use a pattern and just sort of winged it.  its a super simple skirt to make and i am already planning on making her more of the non pirate variety.   the waist band is elastic so as long as she doesn't suddenly shoot up and make it indecently short, it'll likely fit for several years.  i did not hem this one as i kind of thought fraying would lend itself well to the pirate look. 

i added a felt skull and crossbones applique and made a simple sash out of flannel to go with her outfit. 

we got the shirt and hat from last years pirate festival.  the shoes i bought last week because they were red and on sale.  i had to laugh though when i got her dressed and realized that her shoes had "X's" on them.  The "X" is supposed to be for tic tac toe i think as the shoes were called tic tac toe mary janes or something like that but we'll just pretend its the "X" for marking where the treasure be buried.  Argh!



thanks for looking and hope you all had a lovely talk like a pirate day!


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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010 12:46:59 AM »

 Shocked how gorgeous!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010 07:13:23 AM »

She looks like a perfect pirate.  The skirt is adorable and that last picture is frame-worthy.  What a cutie pie!
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010 09:20:10 AM »

thanks so much!   Grin

SMLounsbury, I am definitely getting the last photo printed and framed.  I love it so. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010 12:09:47 PM »

SO cute! wish I could have seen this tiny pirate in person! I think I'll make one of those skirts for myself...
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010 12:20:23 PM »

thank you!  

you should make one for yourself.  it was incredibly easy.  i'm sure its obvious how i made it but if not...  all it is a rectangle of fabric sewn into a tube...i folded the top down 1/4 inch and then again 4.5 inches and sewed it down making sure to leave an opening for elastic.  i then added a casing to the tube about 3 inches down from the top and inserted the elastic (i used non roll 1 inch elastic).  its what gives it that gathered paper bag look.  the bigger the tube, the fuller and more twirly the skirt.  and of course if you want it hemmed you'd just hem the bottom as usual.  super easy!
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010 04:46:43 PM »

OMG HOW CUTE!!!! I have a 2.5 y/o I wanna try to make something like this for her! You are inspiring!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010 05:27:28 PM »

 Grin  aw..shucks.  thanks! 
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011 01:56:52 AM »

adorable pirate
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2011 07:33:28 PM »

Adorable!
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