Last February, we found a cute aqua twill fabric with owls all over with that she was determined to make a skirt from it. She started out all excited, but one thing led to another, her sister had surgery (twice) then a broken leg so I couldn't supervise, she got busy with her 4-H projects and just lost interest for a long time. Six months and a growth spurt later, I finally finished the skirt for her to get it out of the way, but of course she'd outgrown it by then.
I went back to Hancock's to see if I could find that same fabric, but no luck. I did, however, find this adorable owl print in a seersucker fabric:
|(Double click to see larger version)|
Tiered skirts are fun to make. I used my little hemmer attachment on the Singer 401 to hem the bottom tier and the ruffler attachment to gather the fabric. It does take a few tries to get the settings right so that the ruffled fabric to fit the next tier up, but once you have have it set, it makes gathering the other tiers very fast and easy.
|Kwik Sew 3411, size L (10-12)|
(Great tutorial on ruffling can be found here: The Ruffler Unruffled by YouCanMakeThis.com)
Then we needed a top. I've made the Funky Sisters Tee from Ottobre several times -- it is a great and simple top with a little more style than an ordinary t-shirt and fun to dress up with embroidery. (Click here for the line drawing.) Sprite and I chose a bright green interlock for the fabric and found this adorable owl on EmbLibrary.com:
The final t-shirt looks like this:
|Funky Sisters T, size 152|
|Modeled by Sprite.|