Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Spring sewing

This weekend I made Anna a new ruffle skirt, using this tutorial from Tanya. I love making these. They are quick, easy, and look so sweet.

I also had some scraps of fabric left over from our sunhats, and found some orange suede in my stash that matched so well. I cut four squares for the front, four for the back, and two strips for the sides.


It is nice and big, just like I wanted. The thing I love about making bags like this, and those ruffle skirts is you can use fat quarters. Not as much cutting, and you can get so many great coordinating ones for a great price.

I will be back tomorrow with more home improvement's!


17 comments:

Java Mama said...

Very pretty. I really want to try the twirly skirt. I have seen a couple different tutorials. I think I might have a shot if I could attempt it during naptime. Maybe.

Kelly said...

So pretty. Do you visit the Angry Chicken blog? I have her bopok. Some really great ideas.

Kelly said...

oops- I mean book!

Heather said...

How funny, I just made a couple of those skirts for my daughters! Of course, I'm not going to show them because I bought super sparkly sequin fabric to add to their dress up trunk. I need to get a little more sophisticated...........

Hanna said...

So beuatiful!!!! Maybe I will try the same tutorial :)

Anonymous said...

Is there a pattern for the bag? Thanks.

Laura said...

I love that bag! Love it!

Melissa said...

Katie, I Love, love, love the bag! Did you use an Amy Butler pattern for the bag?
Thanks for the link to the skirt. I will have to give this a try. I found all kinds of fabric when I was looking for my 3 squares, perfect for the skirt.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful bag - and a great way to use those beautiful scraps (I always hate throwing mine away)!

Thanks again for another inspiring project...

Katie said...

hey ladies, thanks for all the bag love. There is no pattern, I just cut four squares for the front and back then cut two strips for the sides that measure the same length as two of the squares sewn together.
I also used heavy weight interfacing. Any more questions, just let me know, maybe i can do a tutorial?

Shannon said...

You are so productive! I need to get out of my rutt and get to work! Love the skirt and the bag. Fabulous!

luv Abby said...

ohhhh wow... what a great skirt for a little girl.... fashion really does come full circle huh... I ha a ruffle sjirt when I was little... lol... I love your version.

a friend to knit with said...

such a cute skirt, and i LOVE that bag!
nicely done!

Kate said...

Love the ruffle on the skirt!

Melissa said...

Katie, I would love it if you did a tutorial! A peek into Katie chic!
And of course the bonus would be having a new bag! ; )

Steph said...

Oh, gorgeous! I love reading your blog - it keeps me motivated!

amandajean said...

too bad spring sewing didn't bring spring! I am so ready!!! your projects are both super cute.