19 June 2012

Quick Skirt

The other day I needed to whip together a simple skirt.


Thank goodness for the Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt.
I had this lovely linen blend fabric I'd found on sale last fall (Valori Wells Jenaveve Linen in Leaves in Raspberry), and also had the wide grosgrain ribbon in my stash, so this was truly a quick project.


I added a second row of topstitching to make the ribbon pop.


I also sew a row of stitching down the middle of the elastic casing, stretching it all tight as I go, to make the elastic stay in place.


I loved how the heavier linen gathered, and hung so nicely.  I hope the recipient enjoys the skirt, too.


Have you tried this free pattern  before?  I've used it as a basis for skirts for my girls before.  You can see them HERE.

10 happy thoughts:

Design Esquire said...

Gorgeous! The ribbon detailing is so pretty.

Melissa said...

The colors make me think of maraschino cherries in pink ice cream - yum!!

Tiffany said...

I think the ribbon trim makes the skirt, pop it does.

Impera_Magna said...

Very nice... the ribbon trim really makes the skirt! Great idea...

Maria said...

lovely skirt! And the detail of the ribbon is great. I think I'm going to copy your idea... love it!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Beautiful fabric choice, Chris. I love the elastic tip. Great idea.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Beautiful skirt, love the print and the weight. The ribbon hem technique is a great one.

Michele Pacey said...

So pretty Chris!

Craft and Creativity said...

Lovely and what a beautiful fabric! :)

Heidi Wilcox said...

We LOVE it! E could hardly wait to get a red top to wear it with. You are so crazy good at what you do!!!

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