Saturday, December 6, 2008

Patchy project

In the midst of my hectic week I managed to make this skirt for Mollie. I wanted a project that was more than some simple little thing. Something that would occupy me for a few nights and when I was finished, I would feel a sense of accomplishment.
Portabello Pixie Analise Skirt
It took me a while to pick fabrics. A few of these fabrics I've had in my stash for a while, but couldn't cut into them. I decided this was the project to take the cutter to the fabric.

I also used my ruffler foot to gather all the bits that had to be gathered. I decided that if I had to rip out some thread, it was still quicker to do that and re-adjust the ruffler foot than to use the traditional gathering method. Plus the gathers with the ruffler foot are more even. I figured that on a skirt this full if something wasn't quite right, you'd never notice. Overall it was quite smooth-going with the ruffler.

I think I'd like a skirt like this for myself. Only problem is that I don't think it would be very flattering. Perhaps if I have some time, a similar skirt could be made with an assortment of dyed fabric. Thinking....hmmmmmm, will have to get the ideas notebook out now!

7 comments:

naomi said...

Sara, I love this skirt!!! Saw it on CM. This was my favorite pixie pattern, but unfortunately Grace wanted the 'Gracie' pattern, so we got it instead. I made the skirt from the Gracie pattern the other day, but its not half as spectacular as this one- just beautiful!

Sara said...

Naomi, I don't usually let Mollie have much say about the patterns that I buy. Sometimes I consult her in the creative process, but sometimes I go with what I feel like doing. I am lucky though because Moo will wear everything that I make her. Some things she favours over others. She wants to wear the skirt again tomorrow which would be the 3rd day in a row!

sewpink said...

Beautiful skirt and gorgeous fabrics.

Sara said...

Thanks Jeannine! I know you have some of the same fabrics! :-)

Claire said...

Sara this is absolutely devine!! I am sure Mollie will be the twirl queen with this one!
And isn't it great that skirts tend to last through the sizes a bit better - with all your work she should get alot of wear out of this!

The Handmaden said...

What a beautiful skirt, I can definately imagine a dyed version. I don't know how you match the fabrics so well, I'm hopeless at that!

monART said...

oh sara this is just so so beautiful, makes me think of Room7 stuff as well.