Monday, March 24, 2008

Ella's patchwork circle/twirly skirt


I bought this beautiful brown paisley fabric, the blue, and the houndstooth from my friend. The cream colored piece was an old tablecloth (the one I made for our tiny table when we got married) and the pink was a fat quarter from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I followed somewhat the tutorials that I have linked to on the right side of this blog. This skirt was really fun to make and easy except that all the gathering took a lot of time. Each row is 2x the length of the previous one. The bottom row was 15' long! That was a TON of gathering. And the applique on the front of Ella's shirt was so fun! I'm really excited about doing more of that. There's not a good picture of it, but the process was the same as the church bag.





6 comments:

Matt & Nicki said...

What an adorable picture--that skirt is great!

hcummings23 said...

I love the skirt! I want one:) Yah. I think that gathering is hard too, but I guess when you get to TWIRL, it is all worth it!
heather

The Stamper Story said...

heather- I did see a free tutorial somewhere for an adult size! It looks like way too much work for me though.

Erin Neiner said...

this is so beautiful! I love the color combo and I think every girl (big & small) needs a whirly-twirly skirt!!!

jona said...

Oh my gosh! Here's a pat on the back from me for all that hard work. It looks so pretty on your little girl and she looks so happy to have it (don't you love that?)!

Erin said...

WOW! I love the colors you chose for this one. Goregeous! Thanks for sharing.

<3 erin


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