Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Skirting the Issue: Jessica from A Little Gray

Today we are happy to have our Project Run and Play Season 4 winner...the girl with mad sewing skills...Jessica from A Little Gray!

Hi, I'm Jessica from A Little Gray, and I'm so happy to be back here on Project Run & Play! It will always be a warm fuzzy place (cyber place?) for me ever since I competed in Season 4.

I just love the idea behind the Skirting the Issue event. Every little girl should have something pretty to wear on the first day of school. Personally, I think we can far surpass our goal of 100 skirts!

My skirt is a basic gathered elastic waist design, which you can find lots of great tutorials for. (Some really great ones on this event already!) I made a size 10-12 skirt with two little changes. First, I made the waist casing 2 inches wide instead of 1. After stitching around the fold of the casing, leaving an opening for the elastic, I stitched all the way around again, about 3/4" from the very top, no opening this time. Then I threaded the 1 inch elastic thru and closed it up like normal. This leaves a little bit of a ruffle around the waist.

I also added this unique oversized pocket on one side. Inspired by traditional quilting methods, an outfit Zooey Deschanel wore, and a dress at Anthro, this pocket is made with some simple folding and binding. Check out the full pocket tutorial here on my blog. It's such a versatile and fun design element that's easy to adjust in size. Make a big one, or two smaller ones, put them on tunics, dresses, or the back of pants- wherever!

While you are there be sure to say hi and check out some of my other projects and tutorials. Thanks for having me Liz and Elizabeth!

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  1. Where do I send my skirt? I can't find the address anymore. Thanks, Jenni

  2. Very cute skirt! I love the pocket!

  3. Jenni:
    There are two addresses in this post http://projectrunandplay.blogspot.com/2012/07/skirting-issue-is-here.html and there are other addresses in the comments. Or you can email us and I can send you our address and we can take it with us when we donate ours.

    Thank you so much for participating! We appreciate it!

  4. Whoa...I don't know what the deal is with the wacky spacing on that last post...yikes!


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