11.12.2012

Made: Project Sewing 101- Reversible Little Girl Skirt

As I've mentioned, I've been busy lately pumping out some cute kid's clothes on my handy dandy sewing machine as part of my Project Sewing 101 series , but I've also been knitting up a storm too!  Don't think I've forgotten the title of this blog!!!  All kidding aside though, I mentioned before that I scouted out some really adorable kids patterns that I would be working on for holiday gifts.


The first one I'll show off is the by Pepperberry Knits.  While I did have to frog a bit of it, that was only due to user error.  The pattern was easy enough to work through and it think turned out pretty great!  Sorry it's so rumpled- I guess my hand is no substitute for a real-live model!  Below is the photo from the listing just so you can actually see some detail missing from my shot:


I made it for a certain two year old that I know, who's mommy hopefully isn't reading today!  I'll take my chances though since it's just too cute to deny your viewing!  I'm sure you've spotted something else in the background of that first shot.  It's another Sewing 101 project from my "Reversible for Kids" chapter.


Sized 3T, this tiny little dose of adorableness was so much fun and quick to make!  Of course you can see the elastic waist band, which I hadn't done before.  I found it a bit challenging to work the elastic through, but got the job done.  And since the chapter is about reversible clothes, you can see the front, or the "party" side and when you flip it inside out...


...you get the "business" side!  Apparently children are messy (and some adults??) so having a reversible option is perfect for everyday wear.


My favorite feature of this little skirt is the scalloped edge of the ric rack trim.  What a perfect little feminine addition to an otherwise simple skirt.  I'm so excited to give this to my little buddy!

And for those of you who are into the count, this makes the 27th official completed project, with just 7 left to go!  I really want to knock those last ones out, but I'm afraid it's tricky around holiday time, so unfortunately this project will just have to drag on a bit longer.  Perhaps I can complete them within a year of when I started (that would be January 16th)?

Question- What have you been working on lately?

15 comments:

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a cute idea -- a reversible skirt. Two looks with one piece of clothing. Brilliant!

Duni said...

Both the knitted cap and the little skirt are adorable! I love girly stuff :)

Victoria T said...

The hat is so cute. And I love the skirt. You're right, the ric rack is adorable. Love it.

Chrissy said...

Aw, that newsboy hat is gorgeous! Love the detailing!
And the scalloped edge of the skirt is so cute! Love everything you make! xxx

Additionsstyle said...

Cute, cute, cute! The hat is so cute and a great color. A reversible skirt what a great idea. I could have used that when my daughter was young. The scalloped hem is a really nice touch. There are going to be some really lucky little kids this Christmas.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Having the skirt reversible is a great idea! I never thought about spills, but you're so right! How fun to have a "party" side and a "business" side :)
The hat is super cute too...love the color!

LimeRiot said...

That hat is so cute! Did you have to put something in the bill to keep it sturdy?

That skirt is cute. I'm a sucker for anything that has ric-rac on it :).

Lin said...

Very cute indeed!! When you finish your projects are you gonna come here and quilt with me???

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pasqueflower said...

Very cute hats and skirts!
I've been down with a very nasty flu virus for 3 days, so not working on much.

BeadedTail said...

That hat is so cute and I love the color! The cute is precious! What a great idea to make it reversible!

Rose said...

The cap is too adorable, and I love that the skirt is reversible.

Monica said...

That is an extra cute skirt! Love the fabrics that you used.

Miss Val's Creations said...

The skirt is super cute! I love that it has 2 completely different looks with the fabrics used. The newsboy hat is really fun too! The color it great.

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