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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Layered Ruffle Skirt

It didn't take much attempted shopping to realize I'd be making something to wear to my brother's wedding.  I'm sure most people consider themselves to have some kind of shopping curse--too tall, too short, too wide, too busty, not enough...whatever!  I fall into the "too short" category.  So dresses often just hang on my the wrong way.  Well, dresses that were in my trying-to-spend-only-about-$100-to-get-us-all-outfitted-for-the-wedding budget anyway. 

So it was back to scouring the internet for skirt pictures.  I'd already made skirts for my girls remember, but I didn't want to just make a grown-up size one for me.  I needed something different.  And this was the winner.

I headed back to Joann's to buy more of the gray material I'd used for the other skirts and some accent colors of light pink and dark gray.  I didn't take any pictures while I was making mine--I was in too much of a rush to actually get it finished before we left town!  The main thing that I did differently was using regular fabric instead of knit.  I had to hem each layer of ruffles so they didn't fray. 







10 comments:

  1. Great job! Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree today!

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  2. ADORABLE!!! I love skirts and I love ruffles...PERFECT :)

    You should totally come by and link this up to my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays! It's open until Monday!

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  3. Love the skirt!

    http://www.busyfamilylife.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh what a wonderful job on your skirt! I hear you - I'm 5 feet and it is so hard to find things to fit. I love the picture of you with your cute girl! Priceless! Thanks so much for sharing :)
    I have been busy with painting posts and need to get back to sewing.

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  5. Super cute! Want to make one for me ;) Thanks for linking up this week!

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  6. It looks great! SO stinking cute! I gotta try that one.

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  7. Too cute!! Great job!!
    Coming from the Ma Nouvelle Mode Pinterest Link party!! :)

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  8. Very cute! Thanks for linking to The Pinterest Challenge.

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