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« on: June 12, 2008 05:29:42 AM »

I have not made an item of clothing for quite a while.  I love Anna Maria Horner's Chocolate Lollipop line and have had the idea for a little patchwork skirt in the back of my mind for quite a while.  I got some 4"x4" squares of the material and made the skirt.  I then made a purse to match!

The skirt:

I had a patchwork skirt made like this from JCrew about 20 years ago.  I still have it, but I could not find it when I was making my skirt!  I had planned to use it as my pattern, but I just had to wing it.  I thought I bought some elastic for the waist, but after much searching could never find it.  I finally found the receipt from my trip to the store when I thought I had bought it and elastic was not listed!!  I had all three boys (a 6 1/2 year old and 4 1/2 year old twins) with me that day and they had picked fabric for tote bags.  I think the girl checking us out must have gotten overwhelmed by us and forgot to ring up my elastic!  I made a bunch of maternity pants 7 years ago when I was pregnant with my oldest son and put lightweight elastic in those.  I took it out of one pair and used it in the skirt, but I need a stronger elastic.  The elastic I am using now just isn't quite enough to hold it up right!

The purse to match:

Thanks for looking!!!!!

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008 05:45:26 AM »

super cute skirt! the chocolate lollipop line is just perfect for it. nice work! Grin
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008 07:27:04 AM »

That's super cute. I really want to make a patchwork skirt, but I have never ever done it before and am a little scared of it. I think seeing your cute little skirt has given me the push I need! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008 07:43:50 AM »

That skirt is gorgeous!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008 07:47:19 AM »

oooooooo  both of those make me very happy!

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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008 09:20:27 AM »

That's super cute. I really want to make a patchwork skirt, but I have never ever done it before and am a little scared of it. I think seeing your cute little skirt has given me the push I need! Smiley

I NEVER would have done it if I had to cut my own squares!!  Having the precut squares made it manageable.  I made long strips, ironed the seams, and then put them together to make circles.  I then sewed the circles together to make the skirt.  I used a really lightweight muslin as a lining.  I have put some darts at the waist and will put two more when I go in to change the elastic.  I did all of the strips the same and then put them on at the same intervals - I counted over the same number of blocks for each row when I put the strips together.  It took me longer than necessary to make it because I had to take out some seams at the waist to put in the darts, etc.

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