Friday, June 4, 2010

Ruffle My Feathers

Here’s my version of the Turkey Dressing/Can Can skirt made by Dana at Made.  I also love the fun, brightly-colored versions at Brown Paper Packages, but wanted to stick to the shades of brown, as I’m sewing for this fall’s wardrobe.  The girls already have enough summer dresses that we might need to find an additional church to attend just to have a chance to wear all of them!  Anyway, I’m moving on to my fall sewing and these skirts were first.  I fell in love with the turkey skirt the moment I saw it, and was elated to find that I could purchase the pattern.

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Although the ruffles are fairly labor-intensive, the most difficult part for me was making the gathered tiered skirt that is the base of the skirt.  Gathering the ruffles was fun and gratifying.  One of my favorite parts of this project was the chiffon, which was soft and doesn’t fray, which means I didn’t have to do anything special to the edges of the ruffles.  My rotary cutter got quite a workout!

I made a skirt for the Peanut and a smaller skirt for the Little Miss.  I can’t wait for the girls to wear them!


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  1. These are super cute and I can't wait to see your sundress and romper! I'm sorry I couldn't find another way to reach you, so I'm leaving a comment :)

  2. WHAT! Why am I just finding your crafting blog?! And I love these skirts!