Friday, July 13, 2012

Skirting the Issue: Jessica from Me Sew Crazy



IMG_7309.2 Hi everyone! Jessica from Me Sew Crazy here, a Season 2 contestant, and one of the 'sewalong' judges for Project Run & Play! I am honored to be taking part in the Skirting the Issue event, helping children in Foster Care is a fantastic cause. And I applaud Liz & Elizabeth for taking it on this Summer!
 
That being said, I really wanted to come up with a skirt that would be able to fit multiple sizes. It's easy to use a skirt you already have on hand as a template. But more often than not - if you are making something for a child that isn't yours (like one in Foster Care for example), you don't have that template skirt. So how do you make something that is guaranteed to fit a child of multiple ages and sizes, without using elastic? I give you my version of the Wrap Skirt...
 
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By adapting the traditional wrap skirt by using multiple buttonholes along the waistband, this ensures a proper fit every time. And of course, by not using elastic this wrap skirt is suitable to make for any age or size - Child, teen, or adult! So, let's get down to business. Making the Wrap Skirt. If making this for a child, you will need approximately 1 yard of fabric and your basic sewing essentials. For your free pattern to fit sizes 3 thru 6T, see below at the end of this post. But I will also show you how to draft your own pattern. Let's get started... Skip the first 2 steps if you are using the free pattern offered
 
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Tute3 Tute4 Tute5 Tute6 Tute7 Tute8 Tute9 Tute10 Tute11 You may want to add more than one beltloop for the various sizes. This ensures a proper fit and keeps the waist band tie in place. Tute12 And there you have it! A super cute Wrap Skirt that will fit just about anyone... IMG_7328
 
Thanks so much for having me here Liz & Elizabeth! I have been loving following along with the Skirting the Issue Series, as well as the Flickr friends Series last month. Such good things happening at Project Run & Play. I look forward seeing what is new every day!
 
And to all of you Project Run & Play readers, I hope you will come on over and say hi sometime... blog | facebook | pinterest | twitter For your free 3 - 6T pattern, see below.
Wrap Skirt Pattern
 
 
Until next time...Happy Sewing!
 
 

7 comments :

  1. How could you make it for a fourteen year old?

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    1. by using a skirt you already have on hand, the same concept applies!

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  2. I'm enjoying this series so much. Jessica, the combination of fabrics in this patchwork is so happy! It just makes me smile.

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  3. Thank you for the tutorial. This is a very pretty skirt. Linda

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