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skirting the issue

[Hi! re-posting from when I shared this at Project Run & Play]
Noodlehead   skirting the issue kids clothes

Thanks to Liz and Elizabeth for having me today!  Totally an honor to be a part of the Skirting the Issue, what a wonderful cause.  I’m Anna, my blog is noodlehead.  If you want to stop over you’ll find a bit of this and that, I enjoy sewing for my girls, and trying to find the time to be creative.

Noodlehead   skirting the issue kids clothes

I made this skirt using my own Vintage Inspired Skirt tutorial that I had made for adults last year.  I had wanted to make one for my girls, so this was a great chance.  The tutorial is based off of waist measurements, so you can really make it for any size!  For Emily’s skirt I reduced the height of the waistband pieces to 4″.  

Noodlehead   skirting the issue kids clothes

I also used button holes and made a couple ribbons instead of using elastic.  It isn’t extremely practical, but the ribbons pull the skirt tight and you make a bow with them.  They’re inserted into the waistband casing similar to the elastic, stitched into the waistband side seams and then looped out through the button holes in the back waistband.

Noodlehead   skirting the issue kids clothes

Love this Heather Ross double gauze fabric I used, it’s so soft and makes a great skirt.  The ribbons were made using 3″ strips sewn lengthwise and turned right side out and I added a small bit (about 3″) of elastic to each ribbon end to help keep the skirt in place.

Noodlehead   skirting the issue kids clothes


Thanks so much for having me, Elizabeth and Liz! And thank you everyone for your help and efforts.

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4 Responses to skirting the issue

  1. Beth 09.05.2012 at 9:02 pm #

    That skirt is adorable – I love it with the tie in the back. And cute fabric too!

  2. SewKlassic 09.05.2012 at 10:06 pm #

    This little skirt is just perfect. Love the orange print fabric and the bright tie and bow arranged in the back. Great project :-)

  3. CBH 09.06.2012 at 10:08 am #

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Sep. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

  4. CBH 09.06.2012 at 10:08 am #

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

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