Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Easy shirred skirt!

Yeap, you’re right, it’s another skirt tutorial =) I’m near about burnt out on skirts though but I’ll just have to deal because I sure love wearing them! I bought this pretty knit on clearance at a famous “dropping prices every day” store. I actually got three different fabrics for about $15. I’ve made this skirt with the blue and I made a skirt with the green/white but I'm reaaaalllly not sure if I like the green/white outcome =/ I’ll have to share it and see what y’all think though. Anywho, here we go…
See my pretty fabrics!
clearance fabric shirred skirt
I got two yards of the blue fabric. Gazed at it for a few days. Washed it. Let it sit on the quilt rack by my bed for about a week, lol. THEN, I straightened the selvages and sewed up the side. Cut the length I wanted my skirt to be. Then I got to start my favorite part!!! Shirring!
shirred skirt preview
This is my first line started. Please ignore the cruddy iPhone picture. I REALLY need to stop using it but it’s always closer than my camera.
easy maxi skirt
After a couple more lines, I was feeling euphoric and Instagrammed this baby! =)
easy maxi skirt
This is the next Monday when I snapped a pic before work at about 6:30 in the morning. I love it but I’m actually thinking about cleaning up that bottom edge a bit. I know it won’t fray but I think it looks a bit messy.
easy maxi skirt
Paired it with nearly my ONLY white shirt, lol. Oh, and my $3.99 clearance necklace!
easy maxi skirt
Then, the Little Diva wakes up and we watch Team Umi Zoomi before we head to the babysitter’s and work =) Note that she just discovered said clearance necklace and will not let it go, lol. She kept saying “puwty, mommy. Fower? Puwty” (translates to “Pretty, mommy. Flower? Pretty”).
photo 5
Until next time!

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  1. You're becoming the shirring queen! I'm jealous. Love the polka dots!

    1. Aww, thanks, Amy =) Shirrign is fun and I'm so glad I (and my machine) finally figured it out, lol

  2. Neat skirt! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!


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