Saturday, 16 February 2013

FO: Little Insa Cord Skirt

I made Little I a skirt from the thrifted cord fabric.  I used the Insa pattern from Sewing Clothes Kids Love by Nancy J.S. Langdon and Sabine Pollehn.  The skirt has an overskirt and underskirt, each made of four panels.  Then it has an outer skirt yoke for the waist and an optional waistband.  It is a simple skirt to sew but looks more complicated in the pictures. I made the underskirt from red and white polka dot polycotton left over from this top and trimmed it with red ric rac.  The overskirt is in the floral cord and trimmed with some of my vintage lace from my stash. 

I followed the book's suggestion and zig-zagged elastic vertically down the centre of each outer skirt panel.  This gives a ruched effect which with cord fabric is quite puffball-esque.  There are big shiny red buttons and pieces of ric-rac sewn on at intervals round the skirt hem.  The skirt was fun to sew with all the embellishments.  I enjoyed the freedom to try out more embellishments and frou-frou bits with this skirt than I ever would with a skirt for myself. 




14 comments:

  1. How fun! I bet Little I loves this!

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    1. She does love it but is determined it is a "Christmas" skirt as she wore it to the school Christmas disco. I am tryign to persuade her it can be worn all year round. :)

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    1. Thank you :) I struggled to get a decent photo.

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  3. Super cute - I love that photo of her in front of the red door!

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    1. Thank you - she is a poseur I think! xx

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  4. Cute, I love the embellishments and the rucheing! Lucky Little I. :)

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    1. The embellishments were fun to plan and to do. I could have kept on going and going adding more. xx

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  5. Oh how cute - I bet she must love it - so many colors and layers and textures. And the first photo if her is adorable. :-)

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  6. That girl has style and the skirt is soo cute. I wish I had clothes with petticoats attached!

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  7. Looks like she likes it! Love her pearls:)

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  8. Cute cute cute!!! What a great way to get frilly, and try out new techniques on someone who clearly loves them! I expect you've been thinking about how/ what you can use that elastic rushing for that's minnado appropriate!!
    She looks fabulous in her whole ensemble too!!

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