Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Finished Skirt

I think she likes it!  I think it still needs some distressing, but I'll get to that on another day. . .because now Allie won't take it off. 

If you remember in my previous post, this skirt was my inspiration, but I din't have quite enough denim to do it exactly like the Chasing Fireflies one.  I think I captured the essence though, and Allie never saw the original, so she doesn't know the difference.  I'm fairly sure my version is longer too.  She's only 7, after all!

I left both the top and bottom of the band around the bottom unfinished.  I'm guessing it will fray nicely.  (About this picture . . .lol. . please be kind when viewing my newbie attempts at erasing the background.)

And here's a slightly imperfect zipper fly and waistband, but seriously, have you every really studied some of your RTW clothes?  Keeping that in mind, I'm happy with it. :)  See how the band is already starting to fray some!

These started with another Otto pattern. . .the butterfly pants from the Autumn 2009 issue.  The only alteration I made was to remove the lines that would make separate legs and a crotch; I made the rest of the pattern, including the pockets and zipper as drawn. 

Some of you have told me that you also have knock-offs on your sewing table, and I'm really looking forward to seeing them.

Happy Sewing!


  1. It turned out even better than the inspiration skirt! I love the little pleats on the back of it and you can tell that your daughter loves the skirt. I'm slowly plugging away at my knock-off. I lost a little steam after running into a few problems. I'm hoping to finish it this week.

  2. Thanks, ladies! I love the pleats too--I think it takes it a little closer to little girl :)