Friday, September 17, 2010

The Patchwork Twirl All Grown Up

 I’ve been making these patchwork twirl skirts.

Cause they’re fun.

And they’re cute.

And they’re easy.
 Easy to make, not to shag like loose women.

The only problem is that I have a shortage of little girls to wear them so I decided I needed to try a big girl version of the skirt.

I started with 9 fabrics—I chose brown for a more “mature” feel.

 I sliced them into a bunch—and I mean a whole bunch—of 7X7 inch squares; then with a few quick stitches and a bit of gathering I ended up with this:

The patchwork twirl skirt all grown up.

And let me tell ya, it twirls real good like.
Cordelia made me spin her around and around until we both got dizzy.

I gave it a yoke and put in a side zipper to give a smoother, more flattering look.

It has 3 tiers of gathered patchwork awesomeness

So what do ya think? Is it as cute in the grown up version? I can’t decide

Happy Twirling
~Melisa & Cordelia

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