Friday, March 18, 2011

Feature You Friday!

Good morning StitchStealers!

This morning, I'm going to toot my own horn and show you something I made with one of my StitchSteals!

When I was a little girl, I was a pretty big tomboy, but when I just HAD to pick out a dress (usually at Easter), my ONLY criteria was that it "twirled to the moon." I would spin in the department store dressing room to make sure it was good enough.

My little girl is the quintessential "princess."  Loves shoes, loves jewelry, loves pretty ribbons, belts, bows and purses.  And she loves a skirt or pretty dress that twirls too (guess it's in the genes!).  When I was reading a blog that I really like, House on Hill Road, I came across a tutorial for a "twirly skirt."  It seemed pretty easy,  especially for a girl who sews mostly home decor (i.e. straight lines!), and I thought I would give it a shot.

So I turned these fun My Mind's Eye Just Dreamy fabrics:

Into this sweet skirt for my twirly girl:

She LOVES it, and has asked to wear it two days in a row.  Oh, and it really was VERY easy.  I came down with the flu on Monday night, but had cut the material that day.  After coming out of my haze on Sunday afternoon, I lugged out the sewing machine and put it all together in a couple of hours (threading the elastic was half of that time!).

Have a wonderful Friday, and next week, we'll get back to sharing YOUR creations.  Just send us a photo at to be featured on an upcoming Friday! Can't wait to see more of what you are making!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the idea and the blog site - I have a three year old grand daughter that will love this!!