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« on: January 25, 2009 10:45:19 AM »

I dipped down one more time into gathering hell to make dd a rainbow patchwork skirt b/c she pointed out that I never actually made her one.
 


To go with, a simple cream peasant blouse with an embellished edge (the fabric came like this).  Not a table cloth  Cheesy



the belt is her 'cool girl' belt.  because she's a cool girl, jsyk.





(should of cut those strings  Embarrassed)



And that's it.  No more patchwork twirl skirts for me.  Damnit. (I'm having dejavu here...)

questions, comments always welcome  Smiley

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tutorials here: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/07/peasant-blouse.html
and here: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/05/patchwork-circle-skirt.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009 11:06:02 AM »

Beautiful...the skirt, the pictures, and your DD. As usual!
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009 12:01:31 PM »

It looks great!
If you can get a hold of a serger then you can a just the differential feed and it will gather the material. this also make great ruffles for other projects. Then you just straight stitch the row on the the next row. Also My friend makes adult ones in solids but uses blocks 12 by 12 for them.   They are much faster in the making. I can't tell you how many times she comes over to just serge a few skirt pieces we have a day of it. Also while you have the material out you can make an extra roww to add at a later date when she has a growth spurt, if you can put it were you can remember were it that is when you need it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009 12:10:20 PM »

thanks fionamomof2 and Strawberryh!

Strawberryh,
I like to use clear elastic to gather for these because it gives me an exact length of gather.  my serger doesn't do the gathering at the correct length for a circle skirt, and then I have to do additional gathering or loosen it off before attaching (which is way more time consuming than anything).  The clear elastic is pretty simple actually (I whine too much) but the having to sew on 10 feet of material for that last row is just too boring - I get twitchy  Cheesy  I've done dozens of these types of dresses and skirts (twitch, twitch).
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009 12:57:03 PM »

About 20 years ago, the reason I started sewing is because I had 2 boys, and there was such a limited selection of clothing for little boys.  While my boys had absolutely fabulous wardrobes, I've always dreamed of sewing fancy things for little girls... these pictures are why!  She looks SOOOO absolutely adorable, and so happy to be wearing her new outfit, it makes my heart sing.  Hopefully one day, one of my boys will gift me with a grandchild or two, and at least one of them will be a little girl.  If she is half as sweet as your little one, I'll be a happy camper!  While the gathering might not be your favorite, you certainly are gifted at it, and did a fabulous job on it!  The way you worked the colors and patterns is really great too.  That's why I usually dislike patchwork.. it doesn't always "match up" to the point where it's a nice match.  I've seen so many great matches here on Craftster though, that my opinion has changed.  Now I realize it CAN be done tastefully, and this is one of the finest examples I've seen!  She looks like a little princess!
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009 01:24:42 PM »

The outfit is adorable!  She always looks like she has so much fun in her new clothes!  I did totally think the blouse was made out of a tablecloth.   Wink  It's very cute too! 
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009 01:26:37 PM »

I love the skirt and I LOVE the blouse.  I always enjoy seeing your projects.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2009 01:59:22 PM »

It is so very adorable. Too adorable. I am hiding the monitor so that my DD won't see it and get ideas.
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2009 02:22:43 PM »

I just love these types of skirts and this one is beautiful, of course.  A while back I took measurements and did all the math to make my DD one of these but never got around to it.  Now I really wish I remembered where I put those measurements.  I'm also not sure I have all the colors to make a rainbow one.
*runs off to check*
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2009 05:05:05 PM »

I think this is beautiful!  The colors look incredible, and the skirt itself is so unique.  Thanks for sharing!!!
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