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Monday, June 4, 2012

Petal Skirt

I know I usually try to put more process photos in, but this really was just a quick little project that I threw together at the last minute with some of the leftover materials from the jackets in the last post.

for a little girl's skirt

Mostly, I wanted to do something quick and easy with the scraps from the last project, but also, I had an idea I wanted to try.

I cut lots of little circles of the sparkly poly organza from hell and a couple of rectangles. I found a scrap of elastic and some ribbon and jumped right in.

All of the circles were layered onto the large rectangle and stitched down row by row.

At the top I made a casing for the elastic & ribbon with another rectangle of 'the stuff' and slipped the band through.

finished front
I like the combo of ribbon and elastic because I think it gives the most options for fit and comfort.  The ribbon ties at the back.

For something I just threw together I'm really happy with how it turned out.  All of the fabrics were sheer but with so many layers you still get good coverage. It was really fluffy and that's what I was going for.

Have a great week!


  1. Oooh -- I LOVE this!!! I would wear this!!! Everywhere!!! :)

    Question: Did you have to treat the edges of the "petals" somehow to prevent unraveling?

  2. Lol You totally would, wouldn't you.... ^_^

    I didn't treat the edges. It will eventually fray like crazy but kids grow out of clothes so fast hopefully she'll outgrow it before it shreds to pieces.

  3. Morgan LOVES IT!....she was walking around and like 'fluffing' the petals with her hands...yes, it is fraying like mad, but honestly, it makes it cuter that way, more airy...LOVE!!


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