Gingerly Made: Fabric Strips Skirt

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fabric Strips Skirt

A few months ago I won an Amy Butler fat quarter bundle from Imagine Fabrics on the Craftiness is Not Optional blog. YAY! I love free stuff and free craft stuff even better.

So, I have been slowly working my way though the various fabrics. The great thing about bundles are that the fabrics are already coordinated for you. I already used one piece as the backing for my hair accessory organizer. Lately though, I've been on a skirt kick. I guess I'm just ready for spring. It must be true; I've said and typed it like a thousand times already this week. One more just for good measure.....I'm REALLY, REALLY ready for spring. Warm weather please come soon!!

Ok, enough of that. Back to the skirts.

I cut the fat quarters into strips and then sewed them back together in alternating patterns. I added some elastic for the waist and hemmed. It was easily one of the simplest skirts I've ever made. I didn't do a tutorial, because if you've ever sewed, you can probably figure this out. (If you haven't sewed anything before this would be a great beginners project. If you do want a tutorial, let me know and I can put one together.)

I had a nearly impossible task of taking pictures of this one. Neither or my girls wanted to cooperate. The littlest one thought we were playing chase and kept running away from me.

So, we moved to a small area in the hall where she couldn't run away from me. She could however run back and forth making it really hard for me to get a decent shot.

This was the closest to 'still' she got.

My big girl didn't want to take pictures. So, sneaky mom that I am, took her outside to jump in the 'puddles' aka the wet driveway. The only problem was she wouldn't face me either. Every time I walked around her to take a picture of her face, she'd turn away.

So I waited until another day. We fared better, but I sure did get some silly faces. Ah, some very real pictures of my little sugar dumplin'.


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  1. the skirts look great and your girls are precious!

  2. OH my goodness... taking pics of little ones is a workout! The skirts look great and what a great idea using fabric scraps.

  3. Both skirts turned out so cute! I know how hard it is to get photos of the kids- I use bribes all the time to get mine!


  4. What an adorable skirt! I wish it were my size! I am thinking vertical stripes are flattering to my figure, right..........?
    Any-hoo.... it looks adorable on your little girl! You are a good mom... :)

    hugs x

  5. What a great (fun!) way to use fabric strips!

    I have a weekend Link party if you'd care to join:

  6. As a beginner sewer, I'd love a tutorial! I need to try this!

    1. Hi Melissa, I'll try to work one up in the next few weeks. It's been pretty busy around here lately, so be patient with me. ;) I'm putting this on my to-do list.

  7. Thanks for the reply! Take your time! I just hope I don't miss it...feel free to leave me a message on my blog if you do have time to create one! I think that this would be a great project for my daughter and I! Happy to have found your blog!


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