Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Wrap Skirt for Bella

Bella asked for a wrap skirt of some stone-colored denim sitting in the stash. I started with a plain rectangle and darted the front and back to fit her figure.

After turning down a waistband, I sewed a velvet ribbon over it both to hide my messy top-stitching and to reinforce it for the buttons and snaps. And because it looks cute.

But the fun really started when I looked on my shelves for something to embellish the hem. I picked out a tablecloth that shares the same neutral color, but is sprigged with soft daisies. I cut out squares, pinned them across the bottom of the skirt, and zigzagged them on, leaving about an eight of an inch for a raw edge which is fraying nicely in the wash.

If it's good enough for Boden, it's good enough for me!


Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

What a lovely skirt, with beatiful details. I absolutely love it!

l e a h said...


Anonymous said...

Very cute! Great idea, think I'll keep it.

The Crazy Bus said...

Very cute! Can I have one too? :)

Katrina said...

Well, I say better than boden :) Nothing like love sewn in the seams. Very pretty skirt.

Alicia said...

What kind of sewing machine do you use?

Malphi said...

Love the detail...think you should submit to Boden!
Susannah x

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