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KCW Fall 2013 – Day 3 & 4: a Daffodil Skirt

2013 October 24

This one took two nights, but it is not the fault of the tutorial, it is my fault for trying to do too many things this week! KCW Day 3 I sorted out the measurements/fabric for the skirt and KCW Day 4 I made it. Tomorrow it is on to Halloween costumes - Izzy for my youngest and the Pirate Princess for my oldest (from Jake and the Never Land Pirates) – so you will likely not hear from me until Monday again!

I found the Daffodil Skirt tutorial when Jenya (While She Was Sleeping) commented on something here a while back. I love reading and answering everyone’s comments – and I also love checking out your blogs. I’m a super curious person, so I have to see what everyone is up to! I pinned her cute little gray daffodil maxi skirt tutorial and thought this would be a good time to make one. She has provided a nice tutorial for a flat front waistband skirt, the back of the waistband is elasticized for easy dressing. While you are thinking about it – can I just say how much I LOVE comments and hearing what you think about what I’ve written, and I ALWAYS answer back! Thank especially to everyone who takes the time to comment on a regular basis – it means a lot!

(back to the skirt…) When I saw that Jenya had used a small wale corduroy for her skirt I was especially excited to make it for the fall season, since corduroy is such a warm and cozy fabric. I have to admit that the colours are not very fall friendly – and that I am envisioning lots of mud stained eyelet. Especially since it is only 2 inches off of the ground! The reason I still used the fabrics is that my daughter chose the light pink with lemon coloured dots and green pears last November, and I still had not made anything with it. I already owned the darker pink and some eyelet – and they seemed like a good stash busting combination. I now have about half of the pink and lemon dots, enough eyelet to make a tiny dress (yay!) and I’m done with the darker pink – HOORAY! Right now I’m loving using stuff up.

Even thought the extra tier makes this skirt more “Little House on the Prairie” than Jenya’s version, I’m glad I added it in. My daughter loves it and it’s one of the only things she’s gotten in the last while that she’s been happy with enough to ask to wear it for the rest of the day. She tries to suggest numerous changes to most things I make anymore! I suppose when you are almost 6 you are allowed to have your own fashion sense. For now I’m happy to go along with it, even if she’s not the trendiest kid on the block – as long as she is happy!

ARRrr me hearties! I be off to stitch up some tiny pirate duds…. (Have a great weekend! I’ll be having fun at Creativ Festival on Saturday. Check me out on Twitter if you want to follow along!)

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  1. Seams Sew Laura permalink
    October 24, 2013

    Oh MY Goodness! I love the length! Beautiful job and totally worth the two nights!

    • October 25, 2013

      Thanks Laura! I’m so happy that she loves it. She keeps walking around curtsying and says she is a princess – so true!

  2. October 25, 2013

    Oh Sherri, your skirt is beautiful :) Thank you for using my tutorial :) The extra tier was totally worth the work :) The colours are beautiful. I like the length – it looks oh so cosy! and I love the fact you used fabric your daughter had chosen. Just look at your girls’ happy smile :)

    I too love reading comments and always check out other people’s blogs :)
    Jenya recently posted… Kids Clothes Week – Project TwoMy Profile

    • October 25, 2013

      Thanks Jenya! I’m glad you like it! I think the length is perfect for fall – such a good idea of yours to use the corduroy! Thanks so much for taking the time to post the tutorial! :)

  3. October 25, 2013

    That is really really cute! I’m sure it will get some dirty, but so what if the kid is happy! It will be warm too! Love it.

  4. October 28, 2013

    She seems pretty tickled about the skirt!
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