Friday, January 14, 2011

Simple sewing -- 8-paneled skirts

Observant readers may remember the 8-paneled skirts I made for two small granddaughters back in the spring. For fabric, I used mostly pastels, floral prints, checks, etc. as shown in the pictures with the tutorial.

Here is the one I made for Juiia using this pattern. So quick and easy.

I had made one for Emily also and it turned out too short (also too big around, but that's another story!) so I added some wide eyelet lace to it and really liked the look. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of that one, but Emily did wear it several times while we were visiting them, and it looks really cute on her.

For quite a while I've been wondering how this pattern would work using a variety of plaid flannel fabrics. I had hoped to get these skirts finished for Christmas, but it didn't happen. I just finished them on Wednesday during my crafting time on our snow day. Here is Emily's:

And the other side:

Here is Julia's:

And its other side:

I was quite pleased with how these came out and they are so very simple to do. When Mackenzie saw them she decided she would like one too, so there's a skirt in the works for her.


  1. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Happy Late Birthday Mrs.T!!!What a sweet post Carrie had on her blog about you.:)You sound like a really sweet Proverbs 31 woman and even though I do not know you in person you seem to definetely fit the teaching the younger women part.Thank you for being such a good testimony to all of us.~Nikki

  2. Thanks,Nikki!

    That sure was a sweet post on Carrie's blog! Yesterday I looked at her blog quite early, thinking she might have posted pictures of the snow, etc. Instead I found myself reading about me! So thoughtful and a wonderful blessing to start my birthday with.

    Thanks for stopping by to visit! Please come back anytime and browse around the archives!

    God bless,

  3. Marsha2:42 PM

    Thanks to a little facebook bird (Carrie)....I can come and wish you a VERY Happy Birthday!!! One of my other friends recently said that they fully believe in a week-long birthday celebration!!! ;-) So, Happy Birthday week!
    In Carrie's post about your birthday, she mentioned your creativity and the things that you have made through the years. I IMMEDIATELY looked up to see the "Love Bears all things" framed art that you made for Art and I for our wedding. Then I looked over at the little heart stool that you and Steve made for my birthday in 1988. I love those little things! They bring back warm memories.
    What a nice blog this is! It is so you!!! =-) You ARE a Proverbs 31 woman, as the previous poster said.
    I hope your birthday is a special celebration of you!!!!

  4. Happy Late Birthday--I just read Carrie's heartwarming tribute and note that we could pop over to your blog to wish you happy birthday. I didn't know you had a blog but now that I do I hope to visit it more often.

  5. Love the skirts, Mrs. T! DD thinks they would look cute a bit longer. Looks like I may be making one from contrasting florals ;-D

  6. Hi ladies!

    Marsha -- I'm so glad you stopped by, and thanks for your sweet comments and birthday wishes and memories! I hope you'll come back and visit again. I don't post every day due to other responsibilities, but the archives are full of neat stuff.

    Carolyn -- Nice to see you here as well! Yes, I've had this blog since 2006 (I think) and have a lot of fun with it. Come back anytime and browse around the archives. I also have a Christmas blog -- Mrs. T's Christmas Kitchen ; you (and Marsha too) might like to visit that as well. Thanks for the thoughtful birthday wishes!

    Linda -- I agree, they would look very cute at a longer length. These two are for very small children; that's why they are so short, but the ones for the older girls are longer.

    Thanks again to all of you for stopping by. Please come back and visit again anytime!

    God bless,

  7. Marsha11:35 AM worries!
    I've already been to your Christmas section!!!! ;-)
    Loved it!

  8. Hi again Marsha!

    I'm glad you have visited my Christmas blog too and enjoyed it. I try to post there all year round, but often it gets neglected while I post in my regular blog. If I could just keep up with my goal to craft for Christmas all year round, I'd have plenty to write about! ... Well, maybe this year!


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