Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Halloween Tiered Skirt with Applique Shirt

I decided to bite the bullet and actually SEW an article of clothing for Hannah!

Scary, I know.

I'm not sure what I was thinking when making this decision. I blame it on being pregnant. :)

I had a bunch of fat quarters that reminded me of Halloween and I decided to make her a tiered skirt with them. I used this AWESOME tutorial. I would not have known what I was doing without it!

I did make the shirt all by myself. Well I didn't actually SEW the shirt...I appliqued it with a pumpkin. I would share the pattern, but I have no idea how to transfer that onto a computer document. If anyone knows how to do this, I would love to figure out how.

I am actually quite proud how well the skirt turned out! I mean, for never sewing anything like this in my life...I think I did pretty good. (just don't look too close)

I also never knew how useful youtube was until I searched on youtube "what is a gathering stitch" and "how to baste." Yep, YouTube has basically taught me all I know about sewing :) Which now consists of sewing a gathering stitch. I still don't understand what basting is all about... :)

I will be shocked if this thing doesn't fall apart in the washer! I'm sure you will hear about it if it does! :)

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Sadie said...

very cute!! Love how it turned out!

Chris said...

Adorable!!! I wish I had a little girl, mine are too old for this!

Liz Taylor said...

So cute! If only I had a little girl. I gave you an award, go check it out!

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Brandon Weight said...

I love your work and want you to know you stuff always looks cute!!!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I LOVE the color combination on this skirt. It looks amazing! Hannah looks adorable in it. Nice job!