Fostering Creativity

Scrappy Skirt

I mentioned that I had made a skirt for Project Run and Play week two and changed my mind to make the outfit I submitted. Here are a few pictures of my niece Alaina in the skirt.

I used this tutorial from Sweetie Pie Bakery. It was a pretty easy skirt, but I wish I had had a few things to make it easier and help it turn out better.
First off, I think the skirt would have turned out better in a jersey knit rather than quilting cotton. Jersey would have been more comfortable, and I wouldn’t have been worried about fraying, not to mention the fact that I wouldn’t have had to hem all the pieces.
Secondly, I would have loved having some tailor’s chalk for this project. I ran out and bought some right after finishing. Measuring and pinning was a lot of work, and the lines still didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked them to.
Lastly, a ruffling foot would have done wonders! I spent a ton of time gathering each piece and then trying to get the ruffles to be even

and stay even as I sewed them.
All in all, I think the skirt turned out pretty well, and will be really cute to wear around the 4th of July. And Alaina loves it so that sure makes me happy!

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