Friday, December 27, 2013

Twirly-skirts...

 I loved this pattern for a two-layer skirt.  It is not as full as the following skirts, but is more of a "big girl skirt."  I added a little tulle on the upper layer for a bit of whimsy and also some rick rack on the underside of the bottom hem.  This is such an easy pattern.  I also like it's plain version.  The Simple Skirt pattern is a freebie over on DanaMadeIt.

 This skirt is similar to the above skirt but it has a gathered area on each layer.  It is not the same pattern and I don't like the instructions or measurements for this pattern so I won't share it.  However, I think you could make the Simple Skirt above and add a ruffle to it like I did with the tulle or with lace or more fabric.

The next two skirts are true twirly-skirts.  The pattern comes from Like Flowers and Butterflies.  They have a double-fabric width that really makes them twirly and full.  If you add tulle to the bottom layer, you really get a floofy skirt.  This one is easy to make and has instructions for several sizes.  One note:  the skirt measurements tend to be a little on the short side so if you want them longer, I suggest adding a little length to top and bottom pieces.  There is a LOT of gathering in these skirts, and I had some trouble with breaking threads as I gathered, but I fudged a little and got everything sewed together anyway.  The grandgirls really love wearing their twirly skirts.  In the chilly North, the girls wear them with heavy tights or jeans.  

All the family was home at one point or another for Christmas and we had a good time laughing, playing cards, telling stories, and eating good food.  I hope you had a good Christmas too.  Now we're moving close to a new year.  I must get my mind wrapped around writing 2014.

9 comments:

  1. Darling skirts Jody. I bet the girls loved each and every one of them. You are a great Grandma.

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  2. Adorable, Jody. I imagine those well dressed grandgirls love getting such treats from you. Glad you had a Merry Christmas. Hugs.

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  3. Those are precious! And what fun colors! Girlies do love to have that flounce on the bottom. I'll keep track of this post in case I have some grandgirls some day -- they all love these skirts. Thanks, Jody!

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  4. AAAdorable and the little ones will love them, Jody!

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  5. You are so talented Jody and I bet the girls LOVED those skirts!! They are darling :). So glad you had a great Christmas with your family. Many blessings in the new year!

    ~Julia

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  6. Imagining them twirling…..
    :)

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  7. Those skirts are so sweet Jody -- I'll be the girls love to see what Grandma has made them next! Writing 2014 will be an adjustment -- it seems like adjusting to 2000 was just yesterday!

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  8. Is there anything more fun for a little girl (or big girl) than a twirly skirt. So pretty and so much fun xox Clarice

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