“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Minnie Mouse Skirt

My daughter wanted a Minnie Mouse party for her third birthday.  So I got together all my red, white, black, and yellow scraps and made her this skirt.  It is out of Sandi Henderson's book, Sewing Bits and Pieces.
There are so many projects in this book I want to try.  I really want to make the cute little slippers.  I have so many scraps and really need to use up some of them. 

Anyway-here is the skirt on the girl.

It is very full and twirly, which she loves.  If I make it again, I may make each tier a bit longer.  The fullness doesn't translate in to greater length, which would be nice.  But overall the instructions were very easy to follow and the skirt went together really quickly.  I do have a serger and I think not having one would make everything go so much slower, it was easy to serge a rolled hem on all those ruffles.  If I had to do a quarter inch one though, it would have more than doubled my time. 

3 comments:

Jessica Christensen said...

SO cute! Happy birthday, Smophie!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

I love the skirt - it is so cute! So have you also found the sewing projects over at www.WeAllSew.com? Lots of great links to free projects and tutorials!

Marsha said...

Good job, Jill. it is just dalring and so is that sweet little girl.