Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: DIY Shirred Skirt and Stylish Skirts Book Giveaway

7.04.2014

DIY Shirred Skirt and Stylish Skirts Book Giveaway

In honor of today, the USA's Independence Day, I'm having a giveaway! Today I get to give away three books, Stylish Skirts. I enjoyed this book and all the different styles and patterns it had. I decided to make the shirred skirt. I skipped the belt and the zipper, because zippers, and added a front kangaroo pocket with bias trim. I also left the top of the skirt ungathered so it's a paper bag skirt.
I liked this book because instead of having patterns to trace, each skirt has a pattern with instructions for drafting. This is perfect for someone who likes to jump right into working with the fabric instead of doing lots of pattern-work first. I did find that there aren't different measurements for different sizes, so you'd have to adjust up or down.
I really like this skirt because it has a big pocket and the shirring makes the waist fit a couple different sizes since my mother's body has gone through lots of changes, and if more kids come there will be even more changes.
Pattern: Shirred skirt from Stylish Skirts
Fabric: Striped white and gray twill that I used for the father and son matching pants.
Time: 2 hours, since I did a couple alterations I kind of had to make it up as I went.
Cost: $3
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Heather

17 comments:

  1. I like to sew with all sorts of fabric--knits especially.

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  2. I prefer sewing cotton quilting-type fabrics.

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  3. I've mainly worked with woven fabrics but I'd love to try out some knits! This is awesome!

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  4. Cotton. sarah@forrussia.org

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  5. I like to sew with pretty much any fabric.

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  6. I sew with mostly cottons. I have made a skirt for my DIL and would love to to try more.

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  7. I prefer cottons and linen. (Sandy Hardman on rafflecopter).

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  8. Lately knits, but I am learning that not all knits are created equal.

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  9. Medium-weight cottons. I haven't been brave enough to try knits yet.

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  10. I mostly sew with quilting cottons and similar, but I am planning to branch out into knits very shortly!

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  11. We work mostly with knits, but are braving knits more and more!

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  12. I love cotton and jersey knits cos they are great for summer!
    Agatha

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  13. I love sewing with knits!

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  14. I love sewing with knits, but I sew more with cotton quilting fabric. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  15. I like to sew with cotton primarily and flannel for baby stuff. I sew with felt, but it's got to be high quality, or it just seems to pull apart. I haven't mastered knits yet, but I've tried, and would like to get better at working with it.

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