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From: pucktricks
Date: 06-19-2007, 06:07 PM (1 of 9)
OKay, ages ago I posted about a twirl skirt I made using Joann's fat eighth rolls, and how it was so easy. Well, I finally got pictures. I think this particular one was made using two of them. I probably could have cut the eights in half again for width, but kept the length. But, it was so incredibly easy. I just sewed them all together, I kept out two for the waistband, and sewed a casing, but didn't put the elastic in, then I just sewed the rest of them together end to end, and ran it through the gathering foot. Then I started adding tiers. On the bottom I put some ribbon trim, that I added to a matching shirt. This was a Christmas present, that I finally got a picture of just this month (she lives in Dallas, so I had to go visit to get the picture).

And, she loves her new skirt, so that's all good.

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: lendube
Date: 06-19-2007, 06:59 PM (2 of 9)
She looks like she loves it! Good for you.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: Serendipity
Date: 06-19-2007, 08:06 PM (3 of 9)
Your 6 months paid off! Everything looks so great, you have done beautiful work, and that smocked baby dress is really precious. You make me want to get busy and catch up on all my projects!

User: Serendipity
Member since: 05-22-2007
Total posts: 5
From: cshortsew
Date: 06-19-2007, 09:44 PM (4 of 9)
She looks very happy and you did a great job on the skirt.
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: 06-19-2007, 09:58 PM (5 of 9)
You have been busy! Your niece looks like she loves her new skirt!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: pucktricks
Date: 06-19-2007, 10:05 PM (6 of 9)
Yes, the report I was given is that she wears it a lot. So, that's always exciting to hear.

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: pookie
Date: 06-21-2007, 08:35 PM (7 of 9)
love the colors and she looks so happy in it..
Great JOB!
User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
Total posts: 41
From: SummersEchos
Date: 06-21-2007, 10:34 PM (8 of 9)
great skirt, I can see why she loves it.

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: MaryW
Date: 06-22-2007, 10:41 AM (9 of 9)
What a great smile she has. The skirt is so pretty, no wonder she's happy.
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