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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.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.