Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Petal Skirt

Last Easter I went all out and made something for everyone in the family.  This year, I decided to just make something for myself :).  I have no clue how I decided to make a skirt like this.  I was just thinking one day and the idea hit me.  I liked it so much that I went to the store that day to get the fabric and starting making the skirt the same day.

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This is how I made it:
1) I took my knit fabric (I chose knit because it doesn't fray).  I cut it into two pieces, 20"x24".
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2) I sewed the two pieces together to form the skirt.
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3) Next comes the petals.  I cut out 6"x6".  Lots and lots of squares.
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4) I folded the squares in half and then half again.  Then I cut out the petal (it's a circle folded up).  I cut out more than 180 petals.....
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5) Then I pinned on the bottom row of the petals and sewed the tips of them.
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6) I then put on another row of petals and sewed that on.

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7) I continued working up the skirt.  This took awhile.....
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8)Once I got to the top, I put on some super cute elastic.
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And now my Easter skirt is done!!!
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And this is what I wore it with on Easter.

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And a close up
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25 comments:

Terrie said...

Very good outcome. Like pretty Mermaid.

Ginger said...

Oh my goodness! You are so clever! Turned out so cute! :)

Letters to Jet said...

Adorable!

Amanda said...

that is really cute, great job!
www.newlifeovernight.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

You have some great ideas! It's just impressive you actually bring them to life! The skirt looks really cute and you are looking great! You skinny little thing!

Katie said...

Great job on this skirt!

cheapcraftymama said...

How fun, that is so cute! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at my new linky party "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

What a cute skirt!! You had such a great idea...I love it!

Jeff N Julie said...

That is very pretty! What a great idea and great job you do! Thanks, Julie

Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

This is so cute! I'm following:) I'd love to have you stop by and share at What's New Wednesday, going now through Saturday night!

http://www.gratefulbelly.com/2012/04/whats-new-wednesday-four.html

Mindie Hilton said...

I love your skirt, great work!

Kim Conner said...

OK - this skirt looks fabulous on you! Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice. I wanted to also let you know I have a Skirt link up going now - and if you link up a skirt you can also enter to win a $50 credit to seven thirty three - - - custom blog design! Hope you stop by and link up! http://www.733blog.com/2012/04/skirt-week-day-5.html

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Kaysi! This is so cute!! I love that you make the cutest things to wear. I need to make myself something soon. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Crafty Cousins said...

I love it! That is just so cute and fun! I'd love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins!

http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/04/what-i-wore-sunday-week-11.html

~Natalie @ Crafty Cousins

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Wow, Kaysi, this is beautiful!! Amazing work! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

Katie said...

that is SOOO cute!! You did a great job!!

Melissa at Artful Slice of Home said...

Just found your blog - looooove it!

Classy Clutter said...

CUTE!!!! WOW!! I love it! It looks phenomenal! I'd LOVE if you'd link this up to my link party going on now!

http://www.classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/04/spotlight-saturday-8_13.html

xoxo, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Wow you are Good this is Beautiful. This is my first time on your lovely Blog.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful week.!!!
Come see me if you can.
XXOO Diane

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

So pretty! The tutorial is great too. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

Lindsay said...

Hello! I featured this today from my Show & Share party! Thanks for sharing, I appreciate you!

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-share-35-features.html

Onna said...

Beautiful! And very creative! Thanks for sharing!

Six Sisters said...

The skirt is adorable and looks so fun and springy!! Thanks for the fun tutorial. We're so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon. -The Sisters

amy and jesse hudson said...

How unique and fun to wear!

Thanks so much for linking at Drab to Fab!

Today's party link: http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/04/drab-to-fab-link-up-13-features.html

Have a great weekend! :)

Amy

Helen Deeds said...

Cute skirt!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog