Strawberry skirt

For my second (finished) project for KCWC, I present the Strawberry Skirt! I made this using Dana from Made’s Simple Skirt tutorial. I’ve wanted to try this ever since I read a post she wrote a post about sewing one of these in 12 minutes. I thought (as I often do reading Dana’s blog), that woman is amazing.

I’ve been keeping up with the challenge, but two nights I spent doing some knitting and I’m not loving the result enough to share just yet. I wanted to show something so I got up early and made a simple skirt! I did not time myself. I was sleepy, it was the first time I’ve made one AND I was half watching Modern Family on the laptop at the same time.

So that’s the backstory. Here is the project! I just think this is adorable, if I do say so myself. It doesn’t have an owner – it may be a gift, or it may just be for us someday.

The fabric is from Kokka from a couple of years ago, purchased on a trip to New York when we went to Purl, which I loved so much it confirmed my calling in life is to have my own shop! It was originally used for an apron for DSD and I was saving the rest for something cute – and the cute has arrived!

I did all the details Dana suggests, and one she didn’t. French seams! I love French seams.

Topstitching to make the waistband stand up:

Double stitching on the hem – a nice detail that adds durability.

And a tidy French seam.

Doesn’t this skirt just make you smile?

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2 Responses to Strawberry skirt

  1. Janet October 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    Love it! You have just tempted me into making a Simple Skirt too – have also been meaning to make one for ages… Great fabric.

  2. rachael October 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    indeed 🙂 it’s amazing how such simple details can make something very basic into something wonderful. great skirt!

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