Sunday, March 20, 2011

Here Comes the Sun!

On Saturday, we had our first spring-like day here in Seattle. It wasn't all that warm-- the high was probably in the upper 50's-- but the SUN was out! It was quite entertaining to drive around and watch Seattleites venture outside. I saw one couple walk out of their front door, squinting their eyes, holding their hands and faces up to the sun, as if to say, "Welcome back! It's been a long time, and we've missed you!" The sun definitely inspired me to sew something spring-y, and I was feeling very spur-of-the-moment today, so I decided to just make something up rather than use a pattern. A bit scary for a new sewer to attempt such a feat, but I had a vision in my head and wanted to attempt to make it come to fruition.

It seems to me that high waistlines are back in style, whether it's the waistline of a pair of pants or a skirt. I had some cheerful Spring fabric
I've been wanting to use, so I decided to make Harper a high-waisted wrap
skirt. I know that it seems like I make quite a bit for Harper... I promise that I'm not neglecting my other 2 children. She just happens to be the
most cooperative lately about trying garments on and modeling them for my blog! Georgia has a recent aversion to cameras and Mason is usually busy inventing something in his bedroom. So, ta-da--a Spring skirt for my Harper!

Here is the fabric:

I made a waistband first out of the flowery material. I then gathered both the striped material and the bicycle material while they were layered on top of each other. It may appear in the photos like the materials of the skirt are bands sewn together, but the bicycle material is actually an overskirt for the striped material. I love the prints of quilting cotton, but it can be pretty thin, especially for a light-colored skirt--hence my reason for double skirting! I love how it looks with her white shirt tucked in-- and my favorite part, which I failed to take a close-up of, is the 4 vintage lemon yellow buttons that hold the skirt together at the side. Harper wants to wear this to school tomorrow, but I better check the forecast... it might have to wait for a warm and sunny day!


  1. The skirt and Harper are very cute! I love your fabric choices, very bright and sunny.