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Following this very inspirational Oliver + S skirt week, we chose to sew up the Hula Hoop skirt by Oliver + S! This skirt is loved by both the maker and the wearer. Mom loved sewing up this skirt, it just took one afternoon, and Annie loves a twirly, swishy skirt.
We only have one word of caution when sewing this skirt; be sure to mark all the notches and pay attention to where they go, or you might end up with the flounce slightly offset from the yoke. The notches tend to get lost in all the layers when attaching the flounce to the yoke. Totally wearable, but slightly annoying to the seamstress!
We used one of our favorite Cotton & Steel fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop, the I Heart Bees in the denim color-way. This fabric is from Melody Miller’s Mustang line, and if you look closely, you’ll see the bees are made from little hearts. Swoon!
And then we just had to make the reverse side from denim fabric! (Thrifted from a dress, hence the cool asymmetrical seaming throughout!) Such a sturdy, sensible, everyday fabric for a 6 year old to wear.
This isn’t the first time we’ve gone with a bee theme on a skirt for Annie. But just like last time, it’s a winner.
We just love that little folded back detail; it’s just exactly what you can expect from an Oliver + S pattern, and it shows off the contrast fabric in a lovely manner. It also makes for so very many fabric possibilities!
We can tell the Hula Hoop skirt is one Annie will be wearing often this summer. Maybe it will replace that fox dress she’s been wearing almost non-stop lately!
Annie styled the Hula Hoop skirt with a white shirt with tiny orange pom pom trim.
The name of the skirt totally dictated the photo shoot props. When asked, Annie confidently declared she could hula hoop, and could she ever!
We are ready to see what Oliver + S patterns you’ve been sewing. Just add any Oliver + S pattern you’ve sewn in 2015 to the link up. You can also link up anything you’ve sewn in 2015 using fabric from Fat Quarter Shop. We’re changing it up a little this time; since our sponsors have been so generous, there will be one winner from the link up and 2 winners from the Rafflecopter! Each winner will receive 2 Oliver + S pdf skirt patterns and a $40 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!