Tuesday, July 7, 2009

summer skirt...papaya style

Back in June the girls and I went to the fabric store to buy material for a skirt.

The idea was they each got to pick what they wanted and had a t-shirt to co-ordinate with. Papaya, who is usually quite quiet, got the sunshine yellow-orange fabric. If truth be told, I was voting for this really nice subdued cream and yellow fabric and everyone in the store (3 other ladies and 2 girls) voted for this fabric. I am big enough to admit they were right!
So, since yesterday was a rainy day we finally got at it. Papaya and I were both in an out of sorts mood. So a project was definately a good thing.
First she sewed selvage edges together. This became the side seam.
Then we pressed all the fabric. Then we folded and pressed the fabric for a casing.
Then she sewed the casing. She was a little stressed about this because it was edge stitching but she managed with minimal help from me.Then I sewed a ribbon on to make a hem. I sewed the right side of the ribbon to the wrong side of the fabric. Once it was on, I folded it over, pressed, pinned and then edge stitched in on. What a great way to make a hem a little snappy!
And tada! We are done! She is very proud of her skirt and accomplishment!
Obviously it is comfortable enough for lounging!
And for reading a good book!
This is my third project finished from my project lineup
The idea came from the Lazy Days skirt found here


Stephanie said...

Love the skirt, your daughter did a fantastic job! I really like the ribbon trim for a hem.

Laura said...

The skirt looks great. What a great project to work on with your daughter.

Lina said...

She did a great job! Love the ribbon detail.

Kelly said...

That is so cool that your daughter is trying her hand at sewing! My daughter is a little young for that, but I look forward to teaching her when she gets older. The skirt looks great - lovely colors!

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

Very cute!

You'll have to enter it into your fall fair craft for her.

Christina said...

That skirt is adorable! I'm going to have to try the ribbon hem thing one of these days; it's just so clever.

stitching under oaks said...

very cute indeed! I love the ribbon on the hem. Papaya did a marvelous job, both is choosing the fabric and sewing the skirt!

Rebekah said...

What a great project to do together. The skirt is adorable!

Louise said...

Well done to Papaya for her sewing! I would have chosen that fabric as well :)

Renee said...

Well done, she did a great job! The skirt is very summer and comfy looking.

crochetgurl said...

Wow, that turned out really well! It's so cute that your daughters are into crafting too. :-)