Whatabout ye folks....its Lee here, aka Loops. I hope you are all doing well and everyone is safe and healthy in these crazy times we are a'livin'. I'm trying to get back into the swing of crafting and blogging again since, I upped sticks and ran for the hills. But hopefully I will be a bit more present on my blog and YouTube channel. I have so many things I want to make and tutorials I want to share. If you have any requests, please do leave a comment below and let me know what you would like to see. Or you can contact me directly on the blog contact form at the top right of this blog.
I'm here to show you a little sewing project I've made for my wee sister and niece. Other than the time I made T a Dorothy Gale outfit (see post HERE), I've never made cloths before. And starting my sewing garments adventure, I decided to work with probably the most difficult of fabrics...good old slippery chiffon. But this fabric was a medium weight chiffon so I found that as long as I used a 70/10 needle and plenty of pins, the fabric was a dream to work with.
As I said, Im new to garment sewing.....or any sewing really, so I wanted to make something simple. My sister, T loves matching with her wee 4 year old daughter, Lexi. So I decided a simple elasticated waist maxi skirt would be a great beginner project for my novice skills.
Unfortunately, I cannot remember the exact Ebayer that I bought this fabric from. And I can't find this exact fabric. But this fabric is pretty similar...click here and this fabric is similar in colour, also from EbayMaxi Skirt here
This is Lexi's little skirt. It is a simple elasticated waist.
To make the skirt, I used the complete width of the fabric and doubled it, ie., one piece for the front and one for the back. So I basically had a massive rectangle of fabric, just sewed up the 2 sides. This gave me a really big rectangle that is obviously too wide.....but that's what the elastic is for.
Use the elastic to make the pleats. I just made a channel along the top of the skirt and added the elastic into it. As the waist size is smaller than the large rectangle of fabric, the elastic creates the pretty and even pleats. Such a simple make. I think I will now make myself one....and I think I'll be very brave and add pockets! Little Miss Confident, teehee...I've made 2 maxi skirts and suddenly I'm a fashion designer, lol.
That's it from me folks. Hopefully I'll be back soon with another project of some kind....goodness knows what it will be, teehee.
Toodles Noodles.......Lee aka Loops xx