Having KCW right after PRP makes it a little difficult for me to get motivated. After over 4 weeks of spending every free minute working on outfits for my girls, how excited am I going to be to be spend a week sewing for them everyday? Not very, I’ll tell you. And there’s really nothing they need at the moment. But I can’t help it. I really really really want to participate! So I thought of the theme, toys, and thought of what I could come up with that would fit. And I thought about what I might enjoy making.
I don’t know what came first. Was it those 3D blocks from Pattern Magic? Or was it V’s complaint of a lack of twirly skirts? Or was it the toy theme that actually came first? I have absolutely no clue. I blame it on being sick. All I could remember coming into this week was that I was going to make a blocks circle skirt for V. There’s threes 1.5″ cubes on the dress. They’re building blocks!
I debated between having them be one color on all 5 visible sides, contrasting with the background or having like I made them. The toy inspiration would have been more visible but really, those cubes are in your face enough as it is, aren’t they?
The circle skirt pattern is the same as for Monday’s dress. It already had quite a bit of ease so I was hoping to be able to get away with an elastic waistband. I made a copy to create the front panel. The cubes are interfaced with medium weight interfacing. I didn’t want them too hard but I think I could have gone with a heavier weight.
The original plan was to have the three other sides be the black print but I couldn’t have the clean cute between the other colors and the black print. I had to continue the lines into the side panels. Because I’m nuts. So I drew some lines onto my circle skirt pattern and traced the pattern pieces. At least I was smart enough to get the back panel all one color?
The hem is finished with bias tape turned completely to the inside and topstitched in place.
I was right about the waist being plenty wide. I measured some 2″ wide black elastic to go snugly around V’s waist. I sewed it in a circle and stretched it to fit the waistband. So the skirt is lightly gathered onto the elastic. And fits like a dream!
I now have dreams of a cute crop top to match. Could make it now but quite frankly, I’m done. I’m going to go sew for myself now.
Oh, I love this! A girl’s skirt is the perfect place for this pattern manipulation! So, so fun! (And little girls really are all about that twirl, aren’t they?!) =)
Thank you! It was really fun to figure out too. And yeah, V is really into twirly skirts lately…
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