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I love being a girl. A wife. A mother. A homemaker. I’m proud of my job and this skirt is my salute to my chosen profession.
Doesn’t that sound noble?
Yeah, really, I just thought of the design one day and when I sketched it out, thought it looked kind of like a double sided apron.
But I do love my life, and I also love aprons. They’re functional, feminine and flirty. This skirt is too. So the name:
And when your child wipes their nose and/or peanut butter encrusted face across your hip:
and you’re good to go.
This is about as basic as sewing can get. If you used purchased bias tape, it would be even easier, as making the tape took longer than the rest of the skirt combined. I’m not in love with how it moves, the “inside wrap” tends to try to work it’s way out. But I do like the look for an everyday, baking, cleaning and wiping bums kind of day.
** so basically, you just want it to be really big, then even bigger at the bottom**
Pin and sew
If you sewed, press seams open. If you serged, press to one side
Hillary Monroe made the skirt and fixed the problem of the inside coming out. “As for the “peeping” from the inner fabric – I think that could be solved with a simple stitch just above the bias tape from the corner of each side of the skirt. If you put on the skirt and mark it to where you want it to fold (and stay folded) and sew a line from the edge of the skirt to that point then it will stay. I tried the quick-step approach (ie safety pin) and it worked great – no more peeping! So a straight stitch should do the trick.”
Thank you, Hillary! I’m off to fix my skirt right now.
You Told Me:
3/10/2010 Katrina, “About the “inside wrap” working itself out, would it work to sew a straight seam from the top to the bottom of the skirt on each side of your hips, maybe an inch or two out, so that the two fabrics are sewn together? I’m just wondering if that would hold the “wrap” part back in place.” 3/16/10 Ttfranz, “instead of having to sew from hip to knee to prevent the inside wrap from slipping, would a small button & button hole attached on either side of the waist in the bias tape work? That would eliminate having any stitching show and still keep the skirt from slipping?”
3/17/10 Hillary Monroe, “If you sew a top stitch along the edges you might not get the under-side layer peeping out.”