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Reversible Hazel and Tiny Whitney skirts

Hazel skirt size 7 for sale by Skirt Fixation

Whitney skirt size 3T for sale by Skirt Fixation

Today I’ve got a couple more skirt for sale to show you.  First up is a tiny Whitney skirt.  When I sewed up the original girl’s Whitney skirt, I had enough fabric left to make a smaller version, a 3T.  That’s the only difference between the two skirts, size.  And somehow it’s even cuter in the smaller size!  Buy it in the Etsy shop here.

Hazel skirt size 7 for sale by Skirt Fixation

The other skirt is the Hazel.  When we originally reviewed the Hazel skirt, we said it was a great way to showcase different fabrics from the same line, and that’s what we’ve done here.  Both these fabrics are designed by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics.  We’ve used them once before for the Butterfly Blouse and Skirt.

Hazel skirt size 7 for sale by Skirt Fixation

We paired these two fabrics with some Cotton + Steel double gauze leftover from making my Granville shirt.  This skirt is lovely in person.  If only you could reach through your screen and touch it!

Hazel skirt size 7 for sale by Skirt Fixation

With the Hazel skirt, you can have 3 looks in one skirt.  There’s the skirt with no apron, the skirt with the double gauze apron side up, and the skirt with the mint side up.  If she spills on herself, no problem, just switch the apron around and she’s good to go!

Hazel skirt size 7 for sale by Skirt Fixation

The buttons were also in my stash.  Recently I was given lots of vintage buttons, and love how they match with modern fabrics too.

Hazel skirt size 7 for sale by Skirt Fixation

We made this skirt in a size 7 so Annie could model it.

Hazel skirt size 7 for sale by Skirt Fixation

She tried it out and declared it twirl-worthy and comfortable and fun!  Hopefully some little girl will be able to get some wear from it and love it as much as Annie did when she tried it on.

Hazel skirt size 7 for sale by Skirt Fixation

Both these skirts are made from Violette Field Threads patterns.  You can find them, and quite a few other skirts too, over in our Etsy shop.

Hazel skirt size 7 for sale by Skirt Fixation

Annie loves this skirt, and the other Hazel skirt too, but her closet is getting quite stuffed with skirts, and we have a goal we are working toward, so this Hazel skirt is available in our Etsy shop.  See you there!

Hazel skirt size 7 for sale by Skirt Fixation

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Will Sew For Food – U2 Skirt remake!

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Well, we’ve had a repeat Will Sew For Food customer!  U. was so happy with the remake we did for her, she brought us two more skirts!

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The first piece was a denim mini!  Our very favorite place to start!  This one had all the ingredients we look for in a foundation piece, in good condition, a wide hem, a good brand.  (This one is a CATO.)

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A lovely tiered piece in shades of red, white and blue.  Just the right thing to pair with a denim mini!  Now the refashioning of these skirts was like so many others that we’ve done before, that if you want to skip the step by step directions, we certainly won’t be offended!

Step 1:  Cut off top tier of the tiered skirt.  U. requested again that this skirt be a super long 40 inches, so that’s where the mark came to when we laid them out together.

Step 2: Pin and sew tiered skirt to bottom of denim mini.

Step 3: Sew 2 additional lines of stitching around hem to secure tiered skirt and add decoration!

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There you have it!  Another fantastic denim mini refashion.  Fast, fun, easy and cute!

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See the cute pocket detail on the back?  We always like to work with contrast stitching on our denim minis because they are like a little hint about what colors the denim mini would pair the best with.  U. must have know that because this one has navy and tan stitching!

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We love how full these tiered skirts are that U. brings us!  She says she liked this skirt, but felt it was too short before!  She also told us before we refashioned these two skirts for her she didn’t really like wearing skirts because it felt like something was wrong with them!  But now she says everything has changed and she loves these two!  Glad to be of assistance!  Helping everyone love skirts more, getting more people focused on skirts and femininity is our mission!

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Well, there’s your daily Skirt Fixation!  Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  And whenever you are ready to submit your own skirt remake, or request that we  will sew for food for you, just pick one of the buttons on the right sidebar!

Make it beautiful,

Audrey

 

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Will Sew For Food – U’s Skirt Update

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Okay, as promised, here is the update to our 1st Will Sew For Food customer!  Remember how we made U. a skirt from 2 that didn’t work for her?  And we promised to let you know what she thought?  Well, all that as promised today!  Here is our Will Sew For Food update!

So here was the original before and after photo.

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Well, the day I made this I got to thinking!  The skirts that U. saw and was hoping to replicate were these two.

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And something these two skirts have that U’s remake lacked is a denim ruffle around the bottom.  And here on my sewing table was sitting a whole bunch of remnant material that we’d cut off from the robot skirt!

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You’d probably already figured this out, but we took that leftover denim skirt and made a ruffle for the bottom of U’s skirt!  Also since she’d requested the skirt be really long, like 40 inches, and the after was sitting at about 38.5 inches, we just wanted to go the extra…inch! (or 2)  So we cut the bottom of the skirt into 3 inch strips, hemmed one side, pinned and sewed it on the bottom of the red skirt as a ruffle.  The results, you ask?

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Introducing…the ruffle!

We think this makes the skirt complete!  Before it was cute, but now it’s simply smashing!  So the ruffle added about 30 more minutes, bringing the total time up to 1.5 hours.  Part of the time constraints with this skirt was the sheer diameter around the bottom of the skirt!  This thing really has some twirl potential!

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Ready, set, twirl!

But we promised to give you U’s reaction, and so without further ado, here she is modeling her skirt for you!

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See that smile?

U. was so excited with this remake!  She couldn’t say enough nice things about our sewing abilities!  Awwwww!  We are so glad you liked it!  Someone else we know saw U. wearing this the other day and absolutely loved the results!

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So now it’s your turn to participate!  Part of the reason we ask you to vote is to help us fine tune our design abilities.  We don’t always get it right the first time, or did we?  Comment and let us know all your thoughts!

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Make it beautiful,

Audrey

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Will Sew For Food – Our First Customer!

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We are excited to let you in on a new section of our website!  We hope you are enjoying our skirt refashions as much as we are enjoying refashioning them!  We sell some skirts on Etsy, but maybe they are not your size, style, whatever!  So what do you do if you have an idea you want us to execute on?

A friend of ours cannot sew, but has been admiring our refashions in person.  She’s the kind of person who oooohhhs and aaaaaahhhhhhs over our work and makes us feel so special!  So one day she showed up with 2 skirts and asked us to refashion them for her telling us exactly what she wanted.  So we had this lightbulb go on!  We’re quite sure there are others of you out there who would like to take advantage of our handy sewing skills!  Keep your eyes glued to the right margin of this website, because in the next few days, an opt-in box will appear (we’re working on it, but we have to stop sewing long enough!) and you will be able to submit your requests to us!  We’ve christened it Will Sew For Food!

So now onto our friend’s request!  Here is the first skirt she gave us.

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She loves the fit of this skirt, but her complaint was that it was too tight around the bottom hem, and “I have to walk like a robot!”  We also noticed when we were working with this skirt that there was an unflattering brown stain on the, well, rear.

On to skirt #2:

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The problem with this one?  It is just her style, color and pattern, but too short!  She requested we combine the two and the final product be close to 40 inches long!  Okay, here we go!

Step 1: Figure out how to combine the 2 to the best advantage of both!  Eliminating the robot walk, of course!

Step 2: Cut 11 inches off the top of the red, and all but 12 inches off the top of the denim skirt.  (Remember the unflattering brown stain?  Goodbye! ~ It was below the 12 inch mark!

Step 3: Hem the new top of the red skirt and new bottom of the denim skirt.

Step 4: Pin and sew the 2 skirt together.

Step 5: Top stitch again around where the 2 skirt connect to reinforce and make it look like a denim seam.

Okey-dokey!  What do you think now?

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We simply cannot wait to show this to our friend!

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Back view – notice: no unflattering brown stain!

Total Time: 45 minutes

Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress

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Twirl ready!  Look at that fullness!

We’ll be sure to update this post after we give this back to our friend, and let you all know what she thinks of it!

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By the way, what do you think of it?  Let us know in the comment section!  And since we’re getting hungry to do more sewing…keep your eyes peeled for that box, ‘cuz when we put it up, we Will Sew For Food!

Make it beautiful,

Audrey