Saturday, February 20, 2010

Orange Ambition: Realized

My Very First Sewing Project
by Glamourpuss

I feel like a giddy kindergarten student with the best ever in the whole wide world show-and-tell! Here we go, ladies and gents, presenting my very loooong labour of love:

I wanted to get my daughter a Kaiya Eve pettiskirt, but at $80-95 a pop, that wasn't going to happen right now. So for under $20 I made one! I followed the instructions as per the interview/guest appearance on Martha Stewart found
here, and ending up adding a little more ruffle fluff. I think I ruffled a little too much and ran out of the fluff early, so I am glad I bought a bit extra of the fabric.

I used taffeta instead of satin at the top because it was the only thing (other than cotton) that I could find in the exact shade I wanted. And let's face it, I wanted it super shiny with a fabulously luxe look and feel! After figuring out how to ruffle on my mother's sewing machine (long stitch, tight tension), it went faster than watching a pot of water boil when the stove is on low a lot faster than before!

All in all, I would do it again. Plus, I am excited to do some variations on the basic (can you call something with this many ruffles basic?) skirt and see what I come up with!

Now all I have to do is catch my twirling daughter in it long enough to take her picture!


Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Wow, great job! It is outrageous how much they mark up things like that. I wish I could sew.

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