For my second (finished) project for KCWC, I present the Strawberry Skirt! I made this using Dana from Made’s Simple Skirt tutorial. I’ve wanted to try this ever since I read a post she wrote a post about sewing one of these in 12 minutes. I thought (as I often do reading Dana’s blog), that woman is amazing.
I’ve been keeping up with the challenge, but two nights I spent doing some knitting and I’m not loving the result enough to share just yet. I wanted to show something so I got up early and made a simple skirt! I did not time myself. I was sleepy, it was the first time I’ve made one AND I was half watching Modern Family on the laptop at the same time.
So that’s the backstory. Here is the project! I just think this is adorable, if I do say so myself. It doesn’t have an owner – it may be a gift, or it may just be for us someday.
The fabric is from Kokka from a couple of years ago, purchased on a trip to New York when we went to Purl, which I loved so much it confirmed my calling in life is to have my own shop! It was originally used for an apron for DSD and I was saving the rest for something cute – and the cute has arrived!
I did all the details Dana suggests, and one she didn’t. French seams! I love French seams.
Topstitching to make the waistband stand up:
Double stitching on the hem – a nice detail that adds durability.
And a tidy French seam.
Doesn’t this skirt just make you smile?