A foray into PINK and FRILLY
Last night I happened upon a link to a free sewing pattern from Oliver+S. I've looked at this pattern several times, it looks so sweet and easy. Today I decided to make it! It's an elastic waist skirt with a unique ribbon detail hem.
I had a little free sample of Amy Butler fabric from the new Midwest Modern 2 line. It was too small for a cushion cover or a bag but the perfect size for this project. What's needed is a full width of fabric including both selvages (to eliminate the need to finish the raw edges). I had a skinny quarter - quarter yard - it looked about right for a skirt for my one year old niece.
The whole project took me less than an hour. I did all the steps including pinning and pressing - two things I can be lazy about. The only trouble I had was deciding how tightly to gather the waist. Being elastic I figure it will be easy enough for my sister to tighten it if necessary.
I didn't have any suitable ribbon so I finished the edge with dusky pink bobbin lace. I think it looks so sweet. I wish it were my size!