Simple Skirt

8:00 AM

         This is my 100th post! Whoo hoo! I'm glad to have come this far.      
         For this post, I wanted to do something special. I've been wanting to make a simple skirt for a very long time. I found the perfect tutorial over at Ruffles and Stuff.


          I decided to give it a shot. I headed to Jo Ann's, 50% off coupon in hand. I got a yard of 2 in. wide elastic for maybe 1.87 or so. I had about 5 or 6 inches leftover. Of course the first fabric I really liked which was maybe 7 or 8 dollars a yard was the one I chose. I think I got 1 2/3 yards and it was enough for two skirts.


For my waistband, I just turned marked how big I wanted my waistband to be and sewed straight across a few times.

I then noticed this: 
 I was going to just take out the stitches are start over, but they wouldn't come out easily so I had to live with it.
Here's my fabric:

Here's my seam. It's weird how everything matches up. That was 100% unplanned. 

And now here's my first attempt at a photo shoot where I'm the model. Most of these are my "What the Heck?" faces.

What a great photographer. 






Shirt: Delia's Skirt: Me
        I had planned on making either another skirt from the leftover fabric or just saving it because I liked it so much. I came home from cheer practice to see my sister had wasted 4 dollars worth of fabric on a skirt. She is the type who will just start cutting and hope it turns out. I would have been fine if that was ANY other fabric. I think she did an okay job but because she didn't ask first, I'm having her pay me back for it. Let's add that to the other money she owes me.

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  1. Great job! Love the print. Ah, sisters, gotta love them :) Thanks for linking up with us this week. Hope to see you at our party again. BTW, congrats on your 100 post! That is awesome.
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the skirt...I am also one who will start cutting and hope it turned out ok :)

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  3. Love that skirt-and the fabric! You did a great job! I'm heading to JoAnn's today! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Cute skirt! That is just how sisters are! Anyone who has one knows it true!!

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  5. Such a cute skirt and such cute fabric! And sisters can be a big, fat pain sometimes :)

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  6. Super cute skirt and fabric! Joann's is our neighborhood craft store as well. Your blog is now being followed, I'd love a follow back over at lisaranae.blogspot.com!

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  7. Hi this is Taylor from the Hannah Handmade team. Congrats on your 100th post! What a great accomplishment!!!! I am your newest follower. Come follow me back? :D
    www.hannahhandmade.blogspot.com
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hannah-Handmade/200408909971427

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  8. what a cute skirt! I especially love the print of the fabric! thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend!

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  9. Oh so cute! That fabric is adorable, and you did a wonderful job on the skirt!! I'm like your sister and just start cutting and hope it works out too :P

    Thanks for linking this up at H&H, I'll be featuring it tomorrow ^_^

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