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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Twirly Baby Skirt

It has been way too long! Crafting and blogging basically went out the window during the second semester of college, aside from an occasional apron or a few knitted rows, but it's summer and so my crafting has begun again. 

I found this lovely vintage-bicycle fabric in Jo-Ann Fabrics a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. I wasn't sure what it would be. A dress or skirt for me was the original plan. But when I pulled it out today, it just seemed like the perfect little twirly skirt for a baby girl. 

I followed the instructions on two different blogs, Made ( and Pink Suede Shoe. I wanted something the size of a six month old, but a didn't want to make it too bunchy with having it double-layered and reversible, like the version on the Pink Suede Shoe. So, I pieced together the two versions and have a cute little twirly skirt with vintage bicycles and birds on it. I think it will work well with a pink top and a pair of bloomers. 

Instead of hemming the edge, I used a pale pink bias tape to edge the skirt and I decorated the edge with a white grosgrain ribbon.

The links to the two tutorials I used are:

Happy Crafting!

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