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Topic: Sushi Twirly Skirt Dress, with pics and action shot  (Read 2115 times)
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« on: July 13, 2007 11:47:03 PM »

This is a refinement of the skirt dress I posted the other day -- I added a ruffle on the bottom (and sewed it a bit better ... learning learning learning!)

My dear girl chose the sushi fabric and I cannot decide if I was super clever or just plain wacked with the colors I chose from my stash to go with it. I thought pulling out the orange/red would make the dress too tuna fleshy or something ... Not sure if you can see it but the sushi print has tiny blue dots and some yellow fish scattered among the orange and red -- so I tried those colors. Hmmmm. I wonder.

Still, that is what makes it fun ... playing with the fabric, mixing things around. Who knew I could love this so much? Who even imagined I could learn to sew at all!

In case you are curious about the how:
The dress/skirt is three panels and some elasticized straps (for easy off and on). The top panel has 7 rows of shirring. Each panel is larger than the one above to make it twirly. If you tuck in the straps you can wear it as a longish skirt too, though bunny don't do it, at least not yet. I gathered with zig zag over perle cotton and the shirring was done with elastic thread in the bobbin (and I used adding machine tape as a stabilizer).
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007 09:05:23 AM »

That is too cute! And looks like a lot of fun for your dd to wear  Smiley I like the color combo, too, you did a great job.
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007 09:11:34 AM »

Thank you! How kind you are!

I am still daydreaming about your lovely sling -- I was too Klutzy to operate any of the slings I got for my first child, until I found a pouch made of stretchy fleece. The bjorn was a killer for my back and it didn't seem to suit my new mommy body -- I became and have remained pretty top heavy from nursing. But your style, perhaps I could have worn that! It looks wonderful, in any case.
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007 09:32:52 PM »

I have some of that fabric as well, but only a fat quarter. The dress looks really cute and obviously your daughter loves it.

« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007 10:09:28 PM »

Thanks purplekappa! It is fun fabric and kind of a puzzle to coordinate with things. I think I have some left ... what next? What are you planning with your fat quarter, or is it inspirational stash?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007 10:19:15 PM »

I think there is probably just enough to make the bodice for a patchwork dress for my 4-year-old. I need to use up my inspirational stash to justify my need to buy more!

« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2007 10:45:11 PM »

« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2007 09:31:09 PM »

Super cute!  I have some sushi fabric too that I made into little baby pants.  Why do I love pics of raw fish on kids???
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2007 06:02:17 AM »

Hmm! That's a puzzle to be sure - but I feel the same way. ;-)

Baby pants sound like an excellent use of that fabric. Hmm. Wonder if I can make some shorts for her brother out of what is left ...

I just returned from a month away from home ... no sewing and no internet. Since I had the kids 24/7 I always fell asleep when they did and my plans for lots of handwork at night fell away. Looking forward to jumping back into it! The sushi twirl dress got a work out up there and a friend my daughter made fell for it too. That made me happy because the girl is two years older and so my daughter is very impressed!
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