Time for my weekly fix. I have two more Domesticated Skirts to show you sent in by readers.
First up is Holly from Hollybird’s World. She actually made two skirts, one for each of her daughters. Here is her six-year old modeling the fabulous reversibleness of it all.
Holly added her own twist to the skirt. Rather than using bias tape, she used a grosgrain ribbon along the top and hemmed the bottom. Think of the print and texture possibilities with ribbon!! Genius, Holly! Also, I love your green walls.
Melissa of Lilac Lane made this little number. I love LOVE the striped fabric cut on the bias for the ties. So perfect with the other fabric. For those wanting to know what her fabric is: “The fabric (pink) is by Anna Griffin, the blue is Hunky Dory by Chez Moi and the bias is a stripe by Heather Bailey from way back in her Freshcut collection” Only a quilter would be able to mix different lines and designers with such perfection. Love it!
Melissa did the little trick of sewing along the bottom hem to keep the skirt in position and says it’s working well for her. The one problem she ran into was that if you’re like most women, and your hips are wider than your waist, it causes an issue when trying to step into the skirt. I actually made my skirt too big for me (I need to make another) so didn’t run into this. Melissa said she just slips the skirt over her head. But it’s something to be aware of when closing up some of that top opening—leave room for putting the skirt on! Thanks, Melissa.
I know there are a few others of you out there that have made the skirt. I’d love to feature your creation. Send me an email or comment and I’ll give you some public praise.