Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Flirtatious Yellow

This weekend I made myself a new outfit.  Honestly it wasn't an intentional plan I my part to make a new outfit but it happened and I loved it so much that well, I have to share it with you...

It's yellow too!  A few weeks ago, after wearing orange every. single. day. (not that there is anything wrong with orange) I realized that I needed to break out of my color rut and try some new colors :)

I found this fabulous yellow cotton at my local quilt shop, it has a very light plaid design (not sure if you can see it...

So I quickly whipped up a pillowcase top for me, threw in a little gray for the ties and in just over an hour I had a top.  The best part about the top is that it used just over 1/2 yard to make!  I freely admit that when it isn't on I think it'll be too short but am always surprised when I put it on and it is the perfect length :)

The skirt is made out of that fantastic ruffled fabric.  When I wore it to church Sunday I did have to tell everyone that it was the fabric and not my sewing ability to make all those ruffles (though I think I hear a challenge in that).

I picked up the ruffled fabric at Hobby Lobby on my Mother's Day excursion.  It was on sale 30%, just too good of a deal for me to not pick up a 1 yard to try.  The hardest part about the skirt is cutting it out and pinning down all those ruffles before sewing.  I avoid pinning if I can.  I took my hip measurement added 2 inches and then measured how long I wanted the skirt.  Since the fabric is a knit you don't have to add for the hem.  So I cut out a rectangle with the measurements, pinned the unfinished edges on each and every ruffle, then quickly stitched the one and only seam.  Then I took some elastic for the waistband and just attached it like Dana shows on her Circle Skirt tute.

Fastest skirt I ever made, and probably the most comfortable.  It doesn't cling, but flows and the ruffles hide all that you want to hide :)

So what do you think?  You like?  I love it!  Best of all it isn't orange.  


  1. What a fun color! I love ruffle fabric, but I've never tried to sew it.

  2. I really love the skirt. I'm going to have to find some fabric like that and see if you can help me make a skirt. I sew, but I'm not the greatest at garments.


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