As I mentioned in my last post, part of the reason I wanted to learn to sew is so that I didn’t have to pay large sums of money to the very talented people on Etsy. I love all of the cute holiday-themed outfits they sell, so I wanted to make one for Landry for Valentines Day. I bought some cute Valentines-themed material and set out to make her a “twirl skirt.”
I used 2 skirts that I’d bought for her off Etsy – a brown polka dot one for Thanksgiving and a printed one for Christmas – as my “patterns” along with glancing at a “simple skirt tutorial” I found on a blog called MADE. It actually didn’t take me all that long to make the whole skirt (a few hours start to finish on Saturday night), although I did find along the way that I’d made a small error in figuring out how much material to cut. But, live and learn – I know better for the next time. For the top, I took a pink lettuce-edged shirt that I bought at Wal-Mart and ironed on a heart with the words “Amore.” I cut this design out of red glitter heat transfer material with my Silhouette Cameo.
Here’s a pic of Landry all decked out in her V-Day outfit on Sunday morning.
All-in-all, I’m pretty pleased with how the skirt turned out, although I’d do a few things differently next time. And, since I’ve already bought some St. Patty’s Day material, I’m thinking I’ll make her another skirt…maybe this weekend. And, to show you how easy it really is, I’m going to attempt to document it as I go and post it as a Twirly Skirt Tutorial. Fingers crossed on that one….