Skirt Inspiration

I have been so inspired by the May Small Projects Sew-Along! I got a fair amount of my list done and have added a few more projects. I’m also going to make a June Small Sewing Projects list on my Crafts Page if you want to see how I’m making out.

I did make myself two skirts with the remaining bits of fabric from Ava’s capris. I only had barely enough to cover my hips. I like the skirts but they are more straight and I prefer an a-line flowing dress for my body type and for the heat of the summer.Here is the original creation.

I used the ironing board for this photo so it’s on an angle the way it’s hanging down.

I bought some other material for this skirt after I was inspired by this “How to Sew a Tiered, Ruffled Skirt” tutorial. I’m hoping that I can leave the waist as is and just rip the side seams. Let’s hope it’s that easy since I made the waists with adjustable elastic and buttons so it can grow or shrink with me.

I was thinking this would be a nice contrast to the purple skirt. I also have a solid dark purple that I might sneak into it.

I was hoping this and solid white would make a nice ruffled addition to the striped skirt.

I’d like to make some capris out of this material for my daughter. If there is leftover material I may attempt a ruffled skirt.

Same idea for this one –  capris and if there is leftover material I may attempt a ruffled skirt.

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Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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