Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My first attempt -- Moda Charm Pack Twirly Skirt!

With this being my first blog post ever, I figured it only made sense to post my very first attempt at sewing clothing. I recently discovered an adorable girls clothing line that is sold exclusively through "trunk shows" and is WAY out of my price range. I adore the use of multiple fabrics and textures in each piece and wondered how difficult it could really be. Having two little girls myself, I find myself attracted to ruffles and anything pretty. I was excited to find how many free tutorials are out on the web to make cute little girl clothing.

Melissa at The Polkadot Chair created an adorable twirly skirt using Moda's charm packs. I decided that I had to try it...and here is the result!

I am quite pleased with how it turned out. With the help and expertise of my grandmother, she showed me measuring, cutting, pressing, and sewing techniques that were very helpful. I think I'm hooked! :)

Notes: I used Moda's Verna fabric from the Kate Spain collection. My daughter is a 3T/4T (her waist is approx. 20" around). I used 6 charm squares across and could have gotten away with closer to 1/4 yard of fabric for each the waistband and skirt band.


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