Wednesday, April 25, 2012

1 hour skirt

I rarely make clothes just for an hour. The hardest thing is to start. Not having a studio or spare room, I draft patterns on the kitchen table, cut fabric on the floor and sew in the bedroom. Getting everything out and prepped takes about half an hour. So once I get started I would like to finish something before I have to clear everything away to make room for next days breakfast.
Which is why by the end of KCWC my kids have new summer clothes and a very tired mother.

But this skirt really does take no more than 1 hour.
+ Take hip to knee measurement (here: 36cm)
+ add seam allowance for sewing in elastic waistband (here: 6cm)
+ add seam allowance for bottom seam (here: 4cm)
+ cut rectangle of 140cm x 46cm
+ sew
+ done!

You probably think 140cm is a lot of fabric, but she wants her skirts to really 'fly'. If it doesn't 'fly' it's not a proper skirt. It's the first thing she checks when she tries one on. So they have to be big.


13 comments:

nest full of eggs said...

gotta love those instant gratification sewing projects ~ such lovely fabric !!

cateoh said...

I think this is the perfect fabric for this style of skirt. pretty, and not pink!

yolanda f. pandiella said...

how much has she grown since last KCWC!! she looks funny and beutiful!!

Trula said...

@ nest full of eggs. You are right. So I try to teach them to be patient and then I go for the instant gratification project myself ;)

Petits Pirates said...

Great skirt and pictures!

boomie said...

Love the complete outfit!

Hootnz said...

Love the fabric... and I hear ya on the sewing, I too have to pack away for the next day or dinner, if I'm good! lol. And I love a nice full skirt :)

linibau said...

Es muy bonita. Me encanta la tela.

Carla said...

that fabric makes the look even more polished and fun! great find!

Jo said...

Lovely skirt, and my little girl's the same - if it doesn't twirl it's just not right ;-)

Sarah said...

love this skirt and love your daughters 'requirements' too!

Ella said...

very sweet. Having boys i don't often linger on the girly clothing but this is very sweet and now that i have a wee niece i'd like to get started with something simple and 1 hour projects are very appealing to me. i wonder if you can recommend a rectangle measurement for 12mos/2yrs?

Trula said...

@ Ella. Sorry for not responding sooner to your question. Is there any way you can take her hip to knee measurement? I would probably go for somthin ike 100cmm x 36cm.