Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Twirly Skirt

S is in dance camp this week, which means an hour or two of daily naptime sewing for me, hurray! It was so nice to have a couple hours of uninterrupted sewing today. I was able to finish this skirt. I used House on Hill Road's Twirly Skirt tutorial, found here.

As you can see, it is a very full skirt. I love the hem band and side drawstring detail. The most tedious and time-consuming part of sewing this skirt was pulling the elastic and drawstring through the waist band. Otherwise, the sewing was very quick and easy.

Here is the skirt in action. Main fabric is Riley Blake. Hem and waistband fabric is Moda Bella solid.


  1. that is so super cute! i love the drawstring and the hem band. great fabric too. ok, now i need to make one of these. hope you're enjoying your week and s is having fun at camp!

  2. Cute! Hope S is enjoying dance camp.

  3. really cute skirt! thanks for reminding me about that tutorial, too...

    i love the blues you used, but i don't know if my daughter would go for it. ;)

  4. thanks all. s loves loves loves dance camp. she calls this skirt her cinderella skirt because it's the same blue as cinderella's dress. that's how we spin it around here otherwise she would be wearing the same shade of pink or purple all the time.


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