Sunday, November 7, 2010

A "Pumpkin" Skirt

My oldest niece turned 9 years old (how did that happen!!??) a couple of weeks ago and requested a "pumpkin" skirt with black on it ... after she saw the Candy Corn Skirt on my girls, she said she really liked that orange and wanted that to be in her skirt too. Wonderful - I had some left (even after making a second Candy Corn Skirt - need to post that picture!). For the black ruffle, I ruffled some nylon chiffon the easy way (adjusting stitch length and upping the tension on my machine) and then just stitched it onto the skirt. I used my go to skirt pattern: The Market Skirt from MADE and just added the ruffly embellishment.

Word is she loves it! Cannot wait to see her modeling it! Oh, and I love the fact that my nieces are requesting things now - wouldn't it be such a fun tradition to just make them something just like they wanted for their special days? Her sister has put in a request for a turkey skirt, but I'm not sure how I'm going to pull that off! Any ideas?

another fun thing I always like doing it making a coordinating card with the fabric scraps sewn onto cardstock

For kicks, here is a picture of my other niece's birthday skirt (yes, there are 5 girls on this side ... not a boy to speak of!) Hers was this summer - she requested pink & blue! Word on her is that she wore it to her party and all special events for quite a while! Now THAT makes my day!  :-)

i think this was the first time my "double hem line" actually turned out straight - i was real happy

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Mark, Shannon, Trey & Boston said...

Here is a cute turkey shirt that would be easy to make!!! Don't know how old she is though but I think its cute!

Sara from Sara vs. Sarah said...

thanks shannon! and you are fast - must be on the computer right now! :-) that shirt is cute ... my niece wants a skirt, but the ribbon idea is cute and maybe i can work that into something!? wish me luck! ps- the boys' pants & bowties turned out SOOO great! they looked so handsome yesterday!

Jessica Chism said...

Of course Jessica wants a Turkey skirt! I love it! Can't wait to see what you come up with, I'm sure it will be super cute!

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