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Hula Hoop Skirt {All The Skirts: Oliver + S & Fat Quarter Shop}

Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Today is the last day to use the Oliver + S discount code “SKIRT20″ for a 20% discount on paper AND digital patterns at Oliver + S before midnight EST.  

Hopefully you’ve been following along this week as 5 and Counting, Frances Suzanne, Bartacks and Singletrack, and SoCal Sewing Mom have each shown us all the Oliver + S skirts they’ve sewn.

Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt FixationFollowing 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.

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThe Hula Hoop skirt just goes around and around, and is very aptly named.  Like all Oliver + S patterns we have sewn, it is well written, easily constructed, and produces professional results.

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopFor Annie, we made the size 5 around with the size 12 length.  Leggy little thing; wonder where she gets that from?!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopYou might not have noticed at first, but the Hula Hoop skirt is reversible!  The pattern is designed so that it does not require any hemming, for you hemming haters procrastinators!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe 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!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe 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!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopAnd 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.

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopThis 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.

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe 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!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopWe 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!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopAnnie styled the Hula Hoop skirt with a white shirt with tiny orange pom pom trim.

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

The name of the skirt totally dictated the photo shoot props.  When asked, Annie confidently declared she could hula hoop, and could she ever!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopShe even managed a second hula hoop pretty well when we gave it to her!

Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter ShopIf you haven’t already done so, take a minute to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win Oliver + S skirt patterns and a gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.

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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!
Oliver+S Hula Hoop Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Cotton & Steel fabric from Fat Quarter Shop
 


One thought on “Hula Hoop Skirt {All The Skirts: Oliver + S & Fat Quarter Shop}

  1. I love the skirt, Without this post I would have never realised how awesome this pattern is!

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