Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Flirty Skirt

Don't forget to enter the Christmas Plates giveaway! You can find it HERE.

Mommas got a brand new skirt and it is all her own. This flirty skirt is the perfect addition to my closet:) The ruffles add a fun and feminine touch. I think I might be in love.

Now I am almost 30, flirty, and thriving:)
here are two things I love in sewing, ruffles and matching bling! I finally found a way to add ruffles to my skirt without feeling like I am over doing it:)

I am 5 feet 7inches. I wanted this skirt to hit just below my knee so the measurements are more of an idea, rather than a pattern.

Note: These next few pictures have weird lighting so the material looks a different color in everyone of them. Plus the fabric has a sheen to it. This is the accurate color.

Start by tracing the outline of an a line skirt you LOVE. Cut out two pieces. When folded the pieces should be shaped like this. Make the length 12 inches shorter than your desired finished length.
You can either create your own ruffles using strips of fabric from your skirt. If you need a tutorial on how to make ruffles check one out HERE or HERE or HERE.  But, if you are lucky like me, you find fabric that already has the ruffles sew on it:) Then you only have to cut it to the width of the base of the skirt. Hem the bottom.

Attach the ruffles to the bottom of main body of skirt.

Sew up the sides. On one side, starting at the top, baste about 8 inches down. Then finish off with a regular stitch. Zig zag around the raw edges to prevent fraying.

Add a zipper to the side that you did the bast stitch on. The instructions on how to do the zipper will be included in the zipper's packaging.

Fold over the top or waist line twice and stitch down. I did 2 stitches to make it look more finished.

Top stitch the bottom of ruffles down so they will lay flat and not flip up.

Try on your new flirty skirt:)


BJ_Mama said...

This is so FUN! I always say I'm going to make myself something, and I never do...maybe this will give me the push I need!

Magpie Shinies said...

That is so cute and sexy! I'd love to make one for myself, so thank you. (I'll be sure to give you creds when I do!) Awesome. :D

Katie said...

LOVE this skirt! You make it look so easy too! I found you via craft gossip!!!

I'd love if you linked this up to SewWoodsy.blogspot.com for our link party today and tomorrow!

Tricia said...

Great job with the skirt. The sheen makes it that much more flirty and festive for the holidays.

I'd love it if you linked this project up to Hip for the Holidays. I'm celebrating holiday apparel all week long. You can find the link party here:


two_girls said...

wow, gorgeous! I've always wanted to try ruffles, in the past they didn't work out for me, however at 5'3" it may not look as nice on me as it does you! Thank you for sharing, I'll be checking out the ruffle tutorials too!

Michaelangelo said...

That is a super cute flirty skirt! nice work!

Lisa said...

SO cute! I love the girly ruffles and the shiny fabric!

VickiT said...

Great job on that skirt. It is just SUPER CUTE! Perfect for the holiday party season too.

AllieMakes! said...

SO cute! Perfectly flirty!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

So gorgeous, and I love the 13 going on 30 bit!

anne maskell said...

I WISH I was going on thirty! Great job on your skirt. It is perfect for the holidays!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely! Ruffles are so fun! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

janimal said...

It looks terrific! Well done!

Karen G. said...

I love this skirt!! Where in the world did you find fabric with the ruffles already attached?! I can do ruffles but that would sure save tons of time! I'd love to know where you got it!!

Anonymous said...

Good idea for party and New Year!

Joanne said...

This is great! I totally need to do this! I'm always making things for the kids, but maybe for my next project I'll make this fun skirt for me. Thank you so much for sharing this idea!

Natasha Atkerson said...

Super cute skirt! I love it! I'll have to do one soon! I need to finish some projects...
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