Sunday, May 29, 2011

Crafterhours Skirt Week

Sorry to take a break from Flip Flop week but I have to share with all of you my progress over the last week.

One of my favorite blogs Crafterhours is currently accepting applications for skirt week. There are 4 categories of skirts you can upload for the contest, and 2 skirts in each category. I love making skirts because they are so easy and quick. Plus I wear them a lot especially with summer coming soon. Here are a few I have made in the past week for the contest.


This first one was inspired by a skirt I saw at Downeast Outfitters. I thought it was adorable with the layered look and I loved this fabric that I found at Joann's. It is a silky satin cream color with navy poka dots. I paired it with a navy chiffon ruffle. I didn't use a pattern just another skirt that I already owned that had a similar style. It is not exactly like the one I saw in the store but I still like it. I just made it an elastic waist because it is easier to slip on. I also gathered both the top and bottom of each section which gives it more of a bubble look. But it is soft and flowy, perfect for summertime.

The next skirt is also flowing but this time it has pleats. I LOVE pleats. It gives the skirt a flat front which is nice for tummy control and they look good on everyone. I used a Butterick pattern (B4924). Honestly I just love the fabric. I love the large flowers. I love the colors. I love the silky feel of it. And I love that it is a classic skirt that I can wear for years to come.

Straight Skirts

This soft red corduroy skirt is so simple anyone could make it. It is a stretch corduroy so it fits comfortably on the body and red goes with anything. I didn't use a pattern just 3 panels and a zipper in the back. The perfect summer skirt for going out or running around town.

A line:

This is a cotton blend skirt with purple, yellow, and pink flowers on a green background. I used the same Butterick B4924 for the pattern but this time I only made 2 pleats rather that 4. (It really is a great pattern. I bought it for my bridesmaid skirts for my wedding and have been using it for 5 years) The skirt has a flat front, pleats down each side, and a zipper on the side. It is a very spring print but I like how it goes with everything because of all the colors in the fabric. I was drawn to the fabric because it has a vintage feel to it. Like something my grandma would have worn with a modern design.

I also linked up the berry skirt I made last week which you can see HERE.

I will probably be linking up two skirts for my daughter in the next week or so, so stay tuned for a follow up.

I'm linking up HERE


Allie said...

Love the white polka dot and navy one!! Very cute!!

madison avenue said...

those are some really cute skirts! i would love for you to come and check out my blog sometime!

Delilah said...

those are so cute...I love making clothes too, its addicting.

Chef in Training said...

I love these! They are so cute! I am ALWAYS wearing skirts! These are fabulous! I am your newest follower and would love to have you check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

Jen @ My Own Road said...

I love the blue and white one! Very cute

Courtney O'Dell said...

I am in love with the blue and white skirt- I am going to have to head to JoAnn's to find some similar fabric!

I featured you in my "Tuesday Treasures" post this morning! Please come check it out!

Anna said...

Really really cute! The black and white skirt is my favorite. :)

I think what you have so far looks great! If it makes you feel any better I've already lost one basil plant this year and my other is looking super sad. :( I have a major snail problem in my backyard and we've had way too much rain this spring. Hopefully I can get my garden looking better soon.

Thanks for sharing over at Weekend Warrior.


Anonymous said...

Love your skirts!

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

Wow! Love your skirts! Especially that first one, love the patterns mixed with the white. You are a very talented seamstress!

Riva said...

VERY COOL!!! WOW, you are talented!

Anonymous said...

coming to you from 504 main...I love all these skirts...esp the first one!! I am in the middle of packing and moving or I would whip out my sewing machine...I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by or book club if you're interested--connie,

Shannon @FairfaceWashcloths said...

I love, love, love the skirt with the polka dots and chiffon ruffle...absolutely darling. I have a few skirts to make this summer. Hope mine turn out as cute as yours have!

Joe Blow said...

Just jacked off to these pics