Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ruffles galore

I'm talking non-stop ruffles! This skirt was made as a special order in my etsy shop for a returning customer of mine. In fact, I've made each of her soon to be three-year-old daughter's birthday outfits! She was looking for something very ruffled and suggested the Nie Nie skirt by Pink Fig Patterns.

I had the pattern on hand, although I had never made it before, so we gave it a whirl. It wasn't too difficult to construct, although it was kind of tricky getting all of the tiers of ruffles lined up and spaced evenly. It also took a lot longer than I expected, but overall I think it turned out pretty darn cute!

I used a total of four different fabrics. My customer had requested Amy Butler's Fuchsia Tree in Carmine from her Soul Blossoms line, which is the fabric in the drop waist and the third and sixth row of ruffles. I added Sandi Henderson's Meadow Dots in Geranium from her Meadowsweet 2 line (in the first and fifth row of ruffles), Amy Butler's Honey Comb in Rust from her Midwest Modern line (second row of ruffles), and Anna Maria Horner's Cathedral in Zinnia from her Gold Folks line of fabrics (fourth row of ruffles).

This shot gives a better idea of just how full the skirt is. That will give some serious twirl action! I need to make one for Olivia now, because she absolutely loves to twirl around the house. I have a feeling that she would want a lot more pink fabrics in her version though!

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