Three’s a charm

November 20, 2012 § 1 Comment

Sewing! Yes I’ve actually sewed quite a bit over the past week. But sadly, not for myself. Just before Christmas, 4 birthdays hit us and one of them is for Bif’s youngest sister who is forever requesting for me to sew her things. After over coming the language barrier, she quickly realised that, yes, I did indeed make that skirt I gave her for Christmas last year. Apologies in advance for terribly lit photos. Winter means no decent day light, unfortunately.

Two of the skirts are for the youngest sister and the third skirt is for Christmas for the other sister who is now, conveniently, the same size as I am so fitting has become a breeze.

The first is just a straight skirt with the left over piece of fabric from my polka dot skirt and a 3.5cm piece of elastic. Nothing major to write about there.

The second for the youngest sister, has the elastic in a casing and is around 120cm wide so lots of gathers for her 60cm waist. Actually, the elastic only just manages to stretch the width of the fabric. I only put one pocket on since I thought it looked cool and she likes clothes that are a bit different, and then stitched a bit of ric-rac on to it. It is also lined because the fabric rides up on tights during the winter and is incredibly annoying. I attached the lining by just sliding it in to the elastic casing under the elastic.

Aaaannnnd the third. It’s made out of really thick fabric like what you would use for curtains but I liked the print and thought it would look good with a few pleats. I originally thought to make gathers right around with a straight waistband but having a silly moment, the pieces I cut out were too small for her hips so I began to play around and came up with this.

Deep pockets on the side panels and pleats in the middle front and back. The zip runs down one of the back side seams and the waistband is just two straight rectangles from her waist measurement and a bit of wearing ease.

A few more Christmas sewing posts to come. Is anyone else starting to feel Christmassy?

Til next time!


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