Last fall I was intrigued when Shea made a cute selvage skirt for her little daughter. I've been thinking about trying it myself ever since. I couldn't really find an A-line skirt pattern in Lula's size so made my own using this McCall's pattern as a guide. I cut out the skirt from some Kona solid and covered the front and back with pastel selvages sewn on the diagonal.
I generally cut my selvages from the yardage with one inch of printed fabric along one side.Beginning at the bottom of the skirt, I over lapped the selvages about 1/4 inch before stitching close to the bound edge. A favorite pink Aneela Hoey print made a sweet waist band.
For Lula's slim figure, elastic in the back made fitting easy. If making an adult size skirt, I'd want to use a zipper opening.
The skirt has a nice lined appearance with the Kona fabric inside. After zig zagging the seams, I top stitched on either side of the seam to keep the inside neat. As you can see, a length of selvage made perfect hem tape!
Lula's new spring skirt is ready for the wearing when the warm weather arrives for good!
Last week, we were blessed with a rogue balmy afternoon while Lula and her sisters were spending several days in my care.
With the daffodils beginning to bloom, it was nice to get outdoors and try out the new skirt.
I think it turned out pretty adorable. I wonder what I should make next?
Maybe Jane would like a skirt too, or a new top to wear with shorts!
Pearl, on the other hand, looks happy no matter what she is wearing! I can't believe she's having her first birthday next week!
If you're enjoying some spring days, I hope you have the delight of seeing a bee with yellow pollen on it's legs. Now that's exciting!