Skirts Skirts Skirts!

A post Christmas Hi to everyone, I hope you all had wonderful celebrations, I know I did 🙂

I wanted to show you the 3 skirts I managed to make before christmas. 1 was for me to wear and the other 2 were gifts for my nieces 🙂

We’ll start with the one I made for me and finish with the cuteness that is the skirts for my nieces (cause the skirts are tiny). I decided to make a gathered skirt using the 2 part tutorial found on Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing here:

Part 1

Part 2

I enjoyed making the skirt for the most part, except for the gathering stitch when I used the sewing machine as I kept breaking the thread when I tried to gather up the skirt. But I managed to get there in the end without throwing the sewing machine and the skirt out the window! I used a soft flannel cotton plaid in lavender and green which I found at Spotlight and I used a regular hand picked zipper instead of the invisible one used by Gertie in her skirt, as I’m still just getting comfortable putting in the regular zip (this being only my 2nd zipper installation).

Here’s me in my skirt at Christmas Eve afternoon

And here are a couple of pics showing you all my lovely zipper and matched up plaid on the side seam!

    My Zipper                                                                                                            Matching Plaid

So now for the promised cuteness!

I made an elasticised gathered skirt each for my nieces who are 5 months and just over 2 years respectively out of some left over quilting fabric I had after making the backing for the Fairy Quilt for my littlelest niece. It’s a Soft lavender and pink cotton flannel with unicorns on it and I used these instruction from Wee Folk Art. I also added a bought pink T shirt to go with each skirt to make them into little outfits, which I think are very cute.

The Skirts                                                                                                                       The Outfits

If I manage to get pictures of the girls wearing them I’ll try and post them here. Even so isn’t there something just to cute about clothes for little kids that is just to cute?