Me: Oh! A skirt..he he...I have no idea how to do that, I've only ever made pillow covers.
Leo: A skirt would be fun, we can use these 2 materials, they look so cool together!
Me: (reluctantly)..well I suppose I could google how to make a skirt.
Leo: A layered skirt!
Me: Layered? How about we start with a simple skirt?
Leo: No...a layered one would be cool! We can do it!
Me: Uh...ok....a layered skirt it is...(eeek!)
And guess what?! We did it! (Thanks for believing in me Leo!) We followed the tutorial over at Make it and Love it (and she has AWESOME photos!). Her tutorial is easy to follow and I totally recommend you go check it out. I do kind of giggle when I see she calls this a "basic" skirt and that "it came together so quickly, make 5 more!" I'm sure it's true for a seasoned sewer, but I am a beginner so mine took hours to make, but the next one will be faster! Rome wasn't built in a day! Practice Practice right?!
What's really cool is that the skirt is made from 3 strips of fabric each one a different measurement.
This is where Leo abandoned me and left me to shed blood, sweat and tears to get the skirt finished. Okay fine, she went out on a date with her dad for her birthday, but it doesn't make me feel any less abandoned! As she's leaving, she casually says to me.."you can keep working on the skirt if you want.."
My bonus son was laughing at me, as I once again had to rip out a seam I had made and grumbling under my breath..."I wanted to try a simple skirt, but oh no, it had to be complicated!" LOL!! But I was just joking around...(kind of).
Here is the finished product:
My cute little model:
I am linking up with these fabulous blogs: