Skirt Week: Skirt One

Have you heard of Skirt Week?  Are you sewing along?  Skirt Week is a competition of sorts organized by the women over at Crafterhours.  Right now, you can find daily skirt tutorials by guest posters on the Crafterhours blog.  Those sewing along can enter their skirts into the Flickr pools (FOUR categories!), and then when the skirt week starts, we all get to vote for our favorites!  Three entries per person, per category are allowed.  That is a possible twelve skirts.  I don’t think I’ll be making that many, but keep watching for more; I don’t think this skirt will be the only one I make.

Get all the dirt on Skirt Week here.  Entries must be in on or before June 7.

I don’t make a lot of skirts.  I think I’ve made four, ever.  So, I thought this would be a fun way to challenge myself to make something different.

I used my favorite only Japanese pattern book for this skirt.  Unfortunately, the smallest size offered is still too big for E, so it’ll be a while before she can really wear it.  Here’s a little look at how it looks on her now. I can’t wait for the weather to clear up so we can actually take some photos outside.  This inside stuff is just not working for me.

Pattern:  from this Japanese pattern book
Size:  90cm (2T/3Tish)
Fabric:  floral quilting cotton from Everything But The Kitchen Sink (2009) by RJR Fabrics (purchased at a local fabric outlet), blue cotton from my stash

I’ve had this pattern book for years, and I love it.  I’ll definitely be sewing from it more often as E moves up to the right size.  This pattern in particular is so simple.  There aren’t even any pieces to trace–it’s all just rectangles.

It sewed up very easily.  I think the most difficult part was trying to tie the bow just right.  Ha!  Of course, I did mess up, just a bit.  I got flipped around and ended up pressing the seams to the front.  Wompwomp.

Watch for more skirts (there’s at least one more I want to make from this same book), and check out Skirt Week!

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