Yes, I do still sew

I’ve been in a bit of a funk about sewing lately. Not sure why. I have a list of projects and no motivation to do them. Part of it is undoubtedly due to my new passion for spinning and knitting and the unseasonably cool weather. So I finally kicked myself into doing something last night just to get back into it.

floral and brown skirt for little girl

I made this little skirt for the girl out of remnants. I wish I could remember who the designer is of the flower print. There was only a bit of the floral and even less of the almost solid brown I used for the coordinate so I had to get pretty creative with the cutting. It worked out well I think. I added a little dimensional flower cut out of the very last scraps. I stitched the shape on the machine, slit the back open, turned and stuffed it with a bit of cotton batting and then stitched the hole closed, layered the flower center on and stitched through to the waistband. I don’t normally do much ornamentation but this seemed appropriate and was actually really easy to do.

puffy dimensional flower trim for little girl skirt

And it doesn’t really show in the pictures but the floral tier is slightly wider than the waist tier so I had to gather the floral panel and pin it to the bottom of the waist tier. Not one of my favorite sewing tasks. But I think it was worth it as the skirt has a nice twirl factor without being too bulky at the waist. The girl even let me take her picture wearing it. I’ll count that as a success. And yes, now I feel like sewing again.

hand sewn little girl skirt

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  1. Katja’s avatar

    Hi Cindy,
    thank you for commenting on my last refashion project on my blog! I also feel always very good about it when I’m able to refashion a well loved but no longer fitting garment into something else. There are probably more clothes in this world than people could ever wear, so no need to buy new most of the time!
    the skirt you made for your girl is really pretty, I like the colour combo!

  2. Michelle’s avatar

    That is absolutely adorable, I love the last pic :)

  3. Naomi’s avatar

    That is so gorgeous. You don’t know how lucky you are that you can create stuff like that! I’d pay a fortune for a skirt like that for my little angels!

  4. Janet  Dulin’s avatar

    Hi, I enjoyed your comments. I too go through times of having no motivation to sew or create anything. I love the skirt and flower and the precious model showcasing your design! Janet in NC

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