Monday, March 29, 2010

Winter skirt.


So this is my first attempt at a wintery skirt for this year.

This skirt is the lazy girl's version of the Insa skirt from Sewing Clothes Kids Love. I say lazy girl's, because the pattern pages that come with the book are so thin and flimsy and difficult to navigate, that I had a quick look at the pieces and then followed the directions and this is what I came up with.

I used a mixture of vintage sheets for the underskirt and yoke and some cord for the over skirt.

I sewed on some crocheted butterflies and ric rac and some pink lacy stuff.

Bren doesn't like the elasticized over skirt but I do. It vaguely reminds me of my deb dress, only my deb dress had lots of rosettes in the gathers and was a bit more tizzy.

Jazzy likes it.

I could barely get her to stop twirling during the photo shoot which is always a good sign.

I hope your Monday is a funday. XX

50 comments:

  1. oohh, I like that!!
    nice one Kate.
    have a great week

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  2. oooh I think it is really funky - love it

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  3. It's gorgeous! I love the vintage underskirt and the way it gathers on top - very sweet! I think I could wear one of those, and go twirling through the forest...

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  4. Oh I really love it, especially the vintage underskirt with trim.
    Beautiful!

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  5. Love it...you have a great design eye!
    jana

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  6. try this for the patterns, should make them last longer :)
    http://fledgeflyingiseasy.blogspot.com/2010/02/try-this.html

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  7. It is beautiful Kate, and nice to know the girls love to twirl in their skirts too, always a good sign! Hope your having a lovely creative day!

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  8. I adore this, love the over skirt and all the little details.

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  9. Awesome skirt - I love it & I want one!

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  10. I think you did a great job. I love the layers, the rouched outer layer gives it a lovely depth. Plus, you cannot argue with a twirling little girl, can you?! that means 'great success' for sure!

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  11. Hi Kate, your daughters skirt is gorgeous, I love your interpretation of the skirt, so vintagey and fresh. I also love your photos, I'm not good with the photos and am finding out ways I can improve. I wonder if you could give me any pointers and does it matter whether you have a big flash camera or not? How do your photos turn out so lovely?

    x Kirsty

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  12. *love*

    I have this book coming - I hope it comes SOON, but even if it does, nothing I make will be this funky.

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  13. I had to scroll through this post TWICE because I was gobsmacked by your skill! and the Boots!!! Thsoe red boots- I love them so much. the skirt is fantastic too- really nice- I bet those will be goign in that shop very soon too!

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  14. I love it, it's sooo pretty and just what a girl needs for lots of twirling, again I think this would look great in a grown up version just like the jacket you made!

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  15. I think it’s possibly because I never owned a tizzy Deb dress that I love that overskirt so! Besides girls were invented to twirl!

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  16. Oh...very special indeed!!! I love it!!! Must get my bum into gear...must get my bum into gear...must get my bum into gear...hang on...what was that again!!

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  17. Ace as usual. So how I would love to dress. Love the under skirt on its own too. You are such a clever girl!

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  18. My big girls would only ever wear twirly dresses when they were little. They weren't always in fashion so luckily I could sew. I think your new skirt is fabulous. I love how you use sheet fabrics and make them look so unique. Nice butterflies!

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  19. Looks ultra groovy you sewing legend you!!
    Looks like one happy little girl.

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  20. Just gorgeous! I love the gathered overskirt - it's such a beautiful colour too. Very pretty indeed :)

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  21. So original, funky and pretty at the same time. good job!!! Thanks for the well wishes xxx

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  22. It's gorgeous! I can't believe it's your first attempt at it!!! :)

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  23. Oh you are just too clever! x

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  24. So cute Mama. Your girls must be loving that their Mama can make all this gorgeous clothing for them. I saw the cutest skirt the other day and thought of you. It had two front pockets that were solid crocheted squares sew onto floral printed cotton. They were so cute.

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  25. Great colours and it screams fun! xo

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  26. I love it.
    I made this skirt without the elastic a couple of weeks ago, seeing yours, maybe I'll try one with it next time.

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  27. This is so gorgeous Kate, I love the overskirt and the little added bits. How could a girl not LOVE it. I would be twirling too

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  28. twirling definately a good sign, there's nothing like a good twirl:) and a beautiful skirt. you've inspired me to attempt the dress-making.

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  29. This looks great Kate, I love the crochet ric-rac, just gorgoeus!!

    Hugs - Jodie :)

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  30. Really great and clever Kate, the photos are beautiful too!Congrats about the previous post x

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  31. Love it!!
    Especially with those red boots!!!!

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  32. totally gorgeous Kate! love all that's going on with the mix of fabrics etc xo

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  33. Just soooooooo sweet...
    love the vintage underskirt...
    and love the twirling...It must be a great skirt!!!

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  34. what a whimsical winter skirt! love it!

    just letting you know Im off to post your goodies away right now so they should arrive by tuesday next week at the latest xxx

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  35. Oh yeah - if the skirt passes the twirl test, it's a winner! Love your use of the crochet and REALLY dig those red boots!

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous Kate!! I want one!

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  37. I love the overskirt, would love to have something similarly romantic on some of my skirts! Most of all, I keep eyeing off those boots... mmmm, what size is Jazzy? Heh heh.

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  38. That's just too precious. Absolutely beautiful. You are underestimating your talents if you call it the 'lazy girls' pattern as a true lazy girl (ie.ME) wouldn't have the faintest how to do it and so would buy one ready made. Well done.

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  39. Oh, I love your version of the Insa! I have the stand alone pattern as well as the book and still haven't made up the exact version, just my own interpretation of it :) I adore her red boots!

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  40. I want to be 5 years old and twizzle round in a pretty skirt !!
    Well done Kate
    Louise x

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  41. Lovely skirt....but I'm loving her red boots!!

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  42. Love love love the crochet details. Fantastically fancy.

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  43. Wonderful and fun - me like -
    Cecilie

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