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Skirt Conversion

I’ve been making more children’s t-shirts like this one:

I’ve had to break up the monotony though and make a couple of things for myself in between t-shirts.

I made another v-neck, this time with a regular hem. This shirt cost me about $3 to make. That’s pretty sweet.

And, I made a skirt for me, too. I’ve been a pants and shorts only kind of girl for my entire life, only wearing skirts on Sundays because I had to wear them to church. In fact, my mom has told me how she was so excited to have a little girl when I was born (her first 3 kids were all boys, and then she had me) because she could put bows in my hair and put dresses on me and stuff.

But as soon as I was old enough to protest, I wouldn’t have any of it. My hair hung in messy tangles and I never wore dresses or skirts except when I had to.

When I was pregnant with my third baby and found out it was another boy, I was very happy to be having another boy but just a little disappointed for the bows and dresses that would never be. But I consoled myself in the fact that if it had turned out to be a girl, it would probably be a girl just like me and she wouldn’t want to wear bows.

Anyway, I used my maxi skirt pattern to make a shorter skirt that would be nice and cool for Summer.

It’s very comfy and I even rode my bike to the park with my boys while wearing it today.

Yeah, I’m thinking I like skirts.

Maxi Skirt Pattern

My maxi skirt pattern is now available! Check it out in my Etsy shop or click on  my Pattern Shop tab to see it on a couple of other websites.

This skirt is great for beginners, especially if you make a non-ruffled version (instructions are included for a ruffled and a non-ruffled skirt). It would be a good first project for someone new to sewing with knits. You can check out all my tips for sewing with knits here.


Maxi, Take Two

I’ve been tweaking my maxi skirt pattern this week. I finally have it how I want it-fitted from hip to knee and then tapered from knees to ankles. Oh, and I used Girlcharlee fabric for this one.

The waistband
The waistband is cut on the bias so there’s a nice curve to it, but it does make the print of the fabric look a little crazy. It looks a lot better when it’s not zoomed in on like that picture above.

Silly pose.

I entered this skirt in Skirt Week just for fun. Wanna make a skirt? You should-and enter it in skirt week because anybody can.

Now it’s time to get this skirt pattern done and up in my shop.

My Maxi Skirt

Saturdays are fun because my husband usually takes the boys outside to play for awhile and I get to sew in peace.

Yesterday that meant I had time to finish a maxi skirt from my first attempt at the pattern. It sewed up fairly quickly and I am happy with it. I will need to change a little bit, like I am going to add a little bit more taper to the bottom. I don’t like things that are super flowy or loose-I guess I am more of a form fitting kind of girl. But I do think it would do better with just a tad more width at the bottom.

Anyway, here it is:

My cute doggie.

It’s definitely a comfortable skirt. I even jumped on the trampoline with my kids while wearing it! I would have put a picture up just to show you, but I found out I make very strange faces when I jump on the trampoline.

Oh, and I do love ruffles so I couldn’t resist adding a ruffle to the bottom.

The pattern for this skirt should be available in the next couple of weeks.