Wednesday, July 7

matching ruffles

I bought a couple yards of jersey knit fabric back in February thinking they would make great maternity skirts and pants. I saw this cute skirt on Cluck Cluck Sew and was so happy I was dragging my feet sewing up the jersey. Also, Lills was really into dresses and skirts and if they had pockets well that just made her day. So I asked her which material she would like and if she wanted me to make her a dress with pockets. She picked the coral fabric and I spent the weekend sewing a new skirt for me and a dress with pockets for her. (Truth be told, I made my skirt first, is that really selfish of me or what?) But Lills loved the ruffle on my skirt so I added that to her dress. Much to my surprise she loved her dress right away and when I tried it on her she didn't want to take it off even though the straps were way to long and the top of her dress was not covering up her chest, it looked more like a high skirt with suspenders. She didn't care and spent the rest of the day happily filling her pockets and twirling. When she went to bed, I fixed the straps and she has yet to wear it again! I can't get the sucker on her now, it has been a month but I will keep trying! Oh well! I didn't use a pattern for her dress, I measured her chest and then 2x the chest width for the skirt so it had proper twirling abilities.
Lill's jersey dress

Lill's jersey dress

As for my skirt, I LOVE it! It is so cool and comfy to wear. I did a knit stretchy band for the waist but it is a bit too big and skirt slips down or I have to wear it super high on the Jane belly so I might open it up and throw some elastic in it but other than that I just love it and that ruffle. Such a good idea to give the skirt something fun.

jersey skirt

Last weekend, I hit up Joann's 4th of July sale and got some fun McCall patterns for Lills, Jane, and myself. Have you seen the movie Away We Go? Such a good movie and I loved all her maternity sun dresses (here is one and this one, not great pictures but you get the idea). Hopefully, I will get some fabric and make myself some dresses soon, only 7ish weeks left and my wardrobe is getting a tad thin and depressing.

7 comments:

Dani said...

Very cute! Both pieces...

7 weeks! Wow.

nicole said...

you are too cute! i love them booth!! jersey is hard to work with!

UK lass in US said...

They both look great. I keep meaning to make a skirt - it's about time that I embraced my feminine side. Knits still make me nervous, though.

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Stephanie said...

LOVE it! Looks like the perfect "slip on" dress... The ruffle makes it all the cuter too.

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