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From: temom
Date: 05-12-2007, 07:47 PM (1 of 13)
OK, I finished the twirl skirt. I tried to make it the other night, but I had a heck of a time with the bottom tier. It was huge, with 3 panels around, and the previous panel to attch to had 2 panels. I couldn't seem to gather it with the bobbin thread, and the gathering foot for my sewing machine made it too small. So this evening I divided the tier into 4 parts, and started and stopped the basting at each one of the divisions. I then marked the skirt into 4 pieces, and gathered it piece by piece. That was pretty simple. I guess I don't think that clearly at close to midnight, lol.

Some of the folks here had recomended using the butterfly fabric for a ruffle, but I didn't have enough material, so I used it for the center tier.
So here it is:

and here is the butterfly top and skort I finished the other day, this time with DD in it:
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: cshortsew
Date: 05-12-2007, 08:21 PM (2 of 13)
The outfit and the model are both adorable!
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: esrun3
Date: 05-13-2007, 03:12 PM (3 of 13)
Very cute and your dd looks so excited to have her new clothes! Thanks for sharing!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: vickki
Date: 05-13-2007, 05:46 PM (4 of 13)
Beautiful outfit and daughter.Her hair is a beautiful color..
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: pinkroses
Date: 05-13-2007, 07:19 PM (5 of 13)
How cute. and the little girl is so sweet and very pretty. Good job by you too. pinkroses
I know I have a guradian angel watching over me. I am very gratefull. PINKROSES
User: pinkroses
Member since: 11-30-2005
Total posts: 64
From: grandma C
Date: 05-13-2007, 07:48 PM (6 of 13)
Great work! The child and the outfits are keepers.
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: pookie
Date: 05-13-2007, 10:50 PM (7 of 13)
very nice. I have been working with butterfly fabric too. It's so nice finally outside and the butterflies are just so springy...

great job...
User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
Total posts: 41
From: MartySews2
Date: 05-14-2007, 12:13 AM (8 of 13)
The blue makes the butterfly fabric really pop. Great outfit and adorable DD.:love: The skort set looks like a comfy play outfit. Good job on both. Thanks for sharing.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: dmoses
Date: 05-14-2007, 07:53 AM (9 of 13)
You did a great job! :up: Your daughter looks adorable in her new outfits. :smile:
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: temom
Date: 05-14-2007, 07:58 AM (10 of 13)
Thank you everyone! My confidence has really increased.
When my daughter wore the top and skort to school, the same teacher who had made a questionable comment earlier about a jumper I had made for her, asked who had made this outfit for her. So I must be getting better!
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: MissTaraTara
Date: 05-14-2007, 01:52 PM (11 of 13)
Way too cute as is little miss giggles:wink:. I love the skort and top set. . .perfect for the blistering summers we have here. Did you already mention the pattern you used? Maybe I missed it. Great job!
User: MissTaraTara
Member since: 01-24-2006
Total posts: 227
From: temom
Date: 05-14-2007, 03:47 PM (12 of 13)
Miss Tara Tara, the skirt is McCalls Easy Stitch 'n Save M5159, and the butterfly top and skort is McCall's 3677.
The ruffle on the top I added as it was way too short for her (she is a skinny little girl), and I have since learned to add 2 inches to the length of any tops I cut out for her.
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: Sews4kate
Date: 05-20-2007, 11:17 AM (13 of 13)
very cute!
User: Sews4kate
Member since: 08-20-2005
Total posts: 182
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