Kids clothes week – Skipping Skirt

January 28, 2014

If you are looking for the Grow Your Blog post it is here.

Introducing this weeks Quick Mid Week Upcycled Make, upcycled patchwork skirt.

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This week I have been determined to take part in Kids Clothes Week, committing to sewing for my children an hour a day for the week.

I found an inspiring pattern “Skipping Skirt”  in Simple Sewing by Lola Nova  which I knew my daughter would love – aren’t library wonderful resources:)

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She is  a bright softly draping fabric girl at heart, but I had an inkling this pattern would entice her into crisp cotton.
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I selected a variety of fabrics from my stash, including remnants and fabrics from former skirts and shirts. This is great as it uses up many smaller pieces. Fourteen pieces later I pieced randomly. The skirt is finished with bias binding on the hem, and an elasticated waist band.

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The materials were from my stash, only having to buy the bias binding for less than a £1, a bargain!!

Next on my list is to sew a dress out of knit fabric, I suspect I have chosen a tricky pattern as it involves inserting a zip!

Vicky

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15 comments so far.

15 responses to “Kids clothes week – Skipping Skirt”

  1. Connie says:

    What a precious skirt and beautiful fabrics!! Don’t worry about the knit fabric, you’ll do fine! I used to sew all of my clothes, now I just quilt 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  2. catiean says:

    That is an adorable skirt. I have 6 little granddaughters and I think I know what my next projects for them will be. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Julie says:

    Lovely skirt, and a great way to use up leftovers. I’m wondering if I could just adapt the idea into a grown ups size for me as it looks so pretty! (and nice to visit another UK blog, when I see english spellings or a mention of a £ I always feel at home!)

    • Lola Nova says:

      Julie, just saw your comment and thought I’d let you know that I did recently make a grown up version of this by increasing the length and width of the pieces by just a bit. Turned out great and very easy!

  4. Gina Caro says:

    Wow I love that skirt! The colours are amazing, I wish I could make clothes for my two! Thanks for joining in with #ThriftyThursday again 🙂

  5. Claire says:

    Lovely work! Can’t wait to see more of your makes!

  6. Denise Adorian says:

    Thank You for visiting Me and leaving a comment.Lovely sewing talent You have.It would be so nice for Me if I was a seamstress because I had 4 daughters-would have helped a lot.Denise

  7. Karen says:

    Oh, my! That is just a darling skirt and I love how you used so many fabrics from your stash. Pinning. Thank you!

  8. Louisa says:

    My daughters would love this skirt. I often make them items out of remnants, I know they would both love this style. #ThriftyThurday

  9. DeborahGun says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. And I am with julie – I would love to see an adult version of this 🙂

  10. I love this skirt, really doesn’t look like it’s made of remnants, at all!
    It’s better if I hide it from My LilPotato, or I know what will be my next project… and I have so many to-dos in my list!!
    Thanks for linking up at Anything Goes Monday, exceptionally hosted on my blog!

    Hugs from Italy,
    MammaNene @ SergerPepper.com

  11. Marti says:

    What a super cute skirt! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! Marti

  12. Lola Nova says:

    I love your version of this, just gorgeous! I always like to hear that formerly loved fabrics are getting new life! You actually inspired me to make a new version for my daughter who has been growing like a weed.

  13. That is fantastic, and I love that it cost next to nothing and is recycling old bits of fabric 🙂
    #blogclub

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