04 May 2013
06 December 2012
A big thanks to all of you for the years of creative inspiration!
After three years of blog posts the kids' closets are full and my idea jar is empty. It's time for me to get outside (hello exercise, old friend!) and spend more time with my family. I will leave the blog archives up for a little while and maybe I'll pop back in now and then with a project. It's been soooo nice knowing you all.
02 December 2012
27 November 2012
STEP 3: Arrange your strips and squares (option shown below) in the order you prefer. *Note: don’t put your favorite squares at the top or bottom as they will be partly folded into the hem and waistband. Your overall arrangement will measure larger than 17 x 17” because of seam allowance. Once all the pieces are sewn together, your panel will be appx. 17 x 17”. If it is a little larger, we'll just trim it to fit later.
STEP 4: Stitch all the pieces together
(Finish the raw edges on the back so they don't fray)
Press your panel. (Doesn't look 17 inches square does it? Yeah, it's not. This was an early prototype that was a rectangle). Carry on.
STEP 5: Take the (white this time) back panel and insert the front panel into it, sewing the seams along the insides. Now you have a tube-that-wants-to-be-a-skirt.
Apply double fold bias tape to the hem of the skirt.
STEP 7: Make a casing for an elastic at the waist.
Back when I had the (un)brilliant idea to make this into a saleable PDF pattern, I made about a billion of these prototypes . Silly me. I know I'm too lazy to make a PDF pattern and market it. Seriously. I'm even too lazy to go get out the other 1,999,997 skirts and arrange them in a photograph for you.