Sunday, April 20, 2014

Resurrection Sunday Sewing

LittleGirl and I shopped for inspiring fabric this week in hopes of creating something fabulous to wear to church on Resurrection Sunday. LG opted for a jersey knit in white, while I chose a white cotton with brightly colored medallions in green, turquoise, and purple. Of course, as is always the case, inspiration didn't strike until Saturday afternoon. 

If ever I get it together to sew an outfit 24 hours before an event, be prepared for the headlines to read something about Sheol turning its fiery depths to ice. Needless to say, one skirt was finished and the other was not. I might get the other sewn in time for church next week. Sigh. 

LG described what she wanted--twirly, a bit above the knee in the front, and to the floor in the back with a big elastic waistband--and I believe we swung this one out of the park with the finish..and a few modifications. She loves it.


White Jersey Knit from Hobby Lobby 

I opted for a yoga waistband for two reasons:  1) I didn't have a wide enough elastic to LG's liking, and 2) I didn't want to get out in the cold, rainy weather to buy some.

The skirt is made in two lengths of panels (21" in front, 40" in back), each 28" in width, gathered and attached to the yoga waistband. I took a very math & science approach to the high-low part of the skirt...She tried it on & stood still while I cut out the shape. The hem is serged, turned under once, and straight-stitched down. 

LG was please with the results and so was I, except the knit sure did catch under the feed dogs and stretch out while being hemmed. Thank goodness for ball-point needles! I think it would have been a mess otherwise. 

Now...should I stitch an A-line or Circle Skirt with my fabric? Hmmm....


Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!


Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!



Did you sew a special outfit to celebrate Easter?

16 comments:

  1. Love LG's skirt ...I bet she looked adorable at church!

    Im voting for a circle skirt for your creation. Cant wait to see it.

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    1. Thanks, Shay! She did make quite the pretty picture. Of course, I'm completely biased in my assessment. :)

      I'm leaning towards a circle skirt. Just trying to wrap my head around it. The large symmetrical aspect of the fabric gives me pause though. I don't want it to look as if the pattern is running off my hips!

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  2. She rocks the look...I am not a big fan of multi-level skirts but she does it well.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! Yeah, I don't really care for them either; however, she's young enough to pull it off. :) We looked at some at the mall, though they all seemed way too short. Why any girl wants to show her business to everyone is beyond me. ;)

      Good to 'see' you around here. Hope all is well in your world. :)

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  3. Home Run on the cute shirts. Definitely, unique, cute and eye-catching. Hope that your Resurrection Suday was a true blessing for you and yours Larri.

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    1. Thanks, Brian! We had a wonderful Resurrection Sunday. Hope you and yours enjoyed celebrating our risen Savior!

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  4. Fun skirt! Looks like Little Girl got exactly what she wanted. Good job SuperMOM!

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    1. Thanks, Kate! She does love it. I'm just happy she stills wants me to sew for her. :)

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    1. Thanks, Val! She is enjoying her new skirt. She even wore it to school this week!

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  6. Love this! I've been wanting to make my oldest daughter a high-low dress since last Summer. I have all the fabric/notions needed (it's sheer and something else... It's been almost a year since I bought it!) I just need to find the time. :sigh: Long time no talk. We should catch up soon... I've been so busy I haven't been on Twitter or reading many blogs. :( Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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    1. Thanks, Angie! This was very simple to sew & fairly fast. You could easily stitch it this weekend. ;)
      To combat the sheer quality of our knit, LG is wearing a flesh-colored boyshort. You can find them at Walmart w/the girls' Danskin dancewear clothes.

      Would love a catch up with you! Send me a DM & we'll schedule a phone call. We had a great Easter...lots of family & sunshine. ツ Hope yours was fabulous, too!

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    2. So, a month later I'm finally getting back over here, lol. Will do!

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    3. Girl...life's been so crazy-nuts-busy around here, I didn't even notice! LOL
      No worries....we'll fit a chat in when we can. ;)

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  7. Hopping over from Show Off Saturday Linky Party, hope you visit me I have a giveaway.. Your blog banner pic is adorable..

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    1. Thanks, blog friend and thanks for the giveaway! Very nice :)
      PS...my blog banner is a great memory captured. The skirt and dress I sewed for my daughter and me. We were photographed doing one of our favorite things...twirling!

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