Friday, March 19, 2010

Easy, Headache-free Sewing

I really needed an easy, quick, sewing project to boost my mood and get me back into the sewing swing. This little skirt was made with 4 fat quarters and it only took about an hour to make.
The Princess loves fat quarters. Every time we go to Hancock's or to our local quilt store, she makes a bee-line for them and she always picks out a few that she just has to have. Yesterday was no exception. She found this cute stripe and bright floral at Hancocks. (Doesn't she have an eye for matching prints?) We bought 2 of the stripe and 2 of the floral. That was just enough to make this little skirt.

Like I said, it was quick and easy. The only other thing I needed besides the fat quarters was a piece of 3/4" elastic for the waist. It was all straight seams, with a little serging to keep the inside nice and neat.

The Princess loves it. She's already planning more of these. I have a few ideas, too... Just think what you could do if you added a little rick rack or a little bit of lace...
I wanted to do a tutorial on how I made this, but I couldn't find my camera until after the skirt was finished. I'll have to take pics along the way as I make the next one. Oh, yes. I'm sure there will be a couple more of these!

6 comments:

Laura said...

She is stylin'...The rick rack sounds cute!

Jan said...

So cute, and perfect for Spring and Summer!

Kyle said...

Cute skirt, and it looks like she loves to model!

beangirl said...

Not only is that super-cute, but I would think it's a good beginner project for someone to start making her own clothes. Hypothetically speaking. I'm counting down the days until my own princesses have the attention span to start sewing (with the goal of them making their own flippin' clothes from time to time in the future). Could be I'm in dream world there, though.

Either way, I love that your Princess picked out the fabric, she does have an eye for pattern. Very cool!

Julia said...

Very cute!! She has an amazing eye for coordinating fabrics.

Shannon said...

So cute!

I would love a tutorial!

Thanks for posting, by the way. I look forward to news about you.