Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Skirting the Issue

Another post, another finish!  This is a 2-piece skirt set that I made for my granddaughter London, who is 5 1/2. I bought the “ingredients” last summer, but never made it (made her a couple sundresses instead).

The pattern is called the Vivienne Skirt by Violette Field Threads . The ruffles (3 rows) are supposed to be sewn to a straight underskirt, but I chose to buy pre-made ruffles and add an elastic waistband so that they could be worn together or just the ruffles alone.

It looks rather wonky pinned up on my design board and would have looked cuter modeled by London herself. But Herself is not around so this will have to do. The color looks a bit greenish in the photo, but the underskirt is as bright yellow as the buttons.  Since there is nothing to indicate scale, this is a girls size 5-6.

This is my second finish for the 2nd Quarter 2015 Finish-Along hosted by Adrienne of On the Windy Side.  It was my goal #5.

I still hope to get the trim and finishing done on the black crazy quilt, but I will not be able to work on it until at least Sunday the 28th as I am attending a local retreat.

Until next time,

Cathy maroon


  1. What a cute skirt and a perfect idea making them separate. I used to sew for my daughter from the time she was born until she was about 6. That's when I went back to work full time and sewing drifted to the bottom of my priority list. It is such fun to sew for little girls!
    I can't believe London is 5-1/2 already. Time is flying by!!
    xx, Carol

  2. Very cute skirt with a very nice name!! Unfortunately my 5 yr old granddaughter Juliet June (June for Johnny Cash's wife June Carter Cash) is a tomboy and wouldn't appreciate a pretty Vivienne Skirt......


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