Skirt Week: Skirt Three

Here’s my third Skirt Week entry (see my first entry here, second entry here and learn more about Skirt Week here).

Pattern:  Tinny dress pattern from StraightGrain (I used the circle skirt portion of the pattern and added a casing for elastic)
Size:  I used the 18m circle skirt, but it fits more like a 2T/3T
Fabric:  purple satin from Jo-Ann’s Fabrics, b&w houndstooth print from Hobby Lobby, multicolored cotton from local fabric shop (no brand names for these fabrics–sorry!)

So, I’ll just get this part out of the way now:  THIS SKIRT WAS A TOTAL MISTAKE!  I intended to make a simple purple circle skirt, but I lost my mind and forgot that I needed to cut two pieces, not one.  I didn’t have enough fabric, but I decided not to give up.  I had just enough of the houndstooth print to finish out the skirt.  I actually am not too fond of the finished product, but it’s growing on me.  And E loves it (that basically trumps any and all of my own feelings).

I used the 18m circle skirt portion of the new Tinny pattern from StraightGrain, and simply added a casing to make an elastic waistband.  The skirt is a little long (and honestly, I didn’t feel like shortening it), so I chose to use the same length of elastic that I used in the two previous skirts I made.  E should be able to wear this for a couple years.


I finished the hem with 1/4″ kelly green bias tape, and dug through my fabric scraps to find the waistband fabric.  I think everything goes well enough together, but I’m just not that into the half&half look.  I tried turning it so that the front and back are different (as opposed to each side being different), but that looks even sillier.  Oh well, live and learn.

Are you working on your Skirt Week entries?  Deadline is this Friday night!  I don’t plan on making any more skirts before then; I’ve maxed out my entries for the children’s category and, well… I’m six months pregnant.  NO WAY am I sewing a skirt for my pregnant self–especially when one of the judging points is fit.  Ha!

2 Comments Skirt Week: Skirt Three

  1. Mamma Nene

    I love it just like it is! I think it&#39;s really nice (and the green topstitch is amazing ;))<br />MammaNene<br /><br />SergerPepper.blogspot.it

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