Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mer's Fabulous Party Skirt


Here's the story on Meredith's fabulous party skirt...
The weekend before Christmas last year we dropped everything to make Meredith a new skirt.  Because even big girls gotta have something fancy to wear for Christmas, right?


She strutted around all day twirling and gushing about how beautiful it was and how she felt like a princess.  The fancy new "barbie" shoes she bought to go with it may have had something to do with that as well. 

I used a tutorial I had pinned a while ago to make it found on Everyday Reading. I admit I was a little skeptical about whether or not it would turn out.  The only modifications I made were in the fabric.  We had a whole roll of Chiffon type fabric that someone gave me when they were moving. I think originally it was intended to be used for sheer curtain panels. The tutorial calls for 4 layers of tulle to be used for the skirt. We just used 2 layers of our fabric.

For the underskirt I used some ponte de roma from Joann.

We were very last minute on this skirt so she ended up wearing it without it being hemmed, which led to quite a bit of fraying.  I ended up using the rolled hem on my serger to hem each layer.  I had to practice a lot on scraps before I got the tensions set just right.  Thankfully it worked. :) No photos though cause it was hemmed after the photo shoot,
You know you hit it out of the park when you make something for your daughter and she can't stop gushing about how much she loves it.

Sewing success!

4 comments:

  1. The skirt is beautiful and so is your daughter! She looks very happy to be wearing it.

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  2. THis is darling! How do you do it? Mere looks so pleased!!

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  3. Thanks Colleen! It was a very fast sew! I just followed the tutorial and it worked!

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