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Corduroy Sandbridge Skirt and Baby Dress

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation. Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

Today we’ve got a fun post for you about some of our fabric fabrics and patterns.  Corduroy was one of the first fabrics I fell in love with when I first started sewing, and all these years later, I’m still in love and sewing with it often!  We’re going to share pattern details here, so please check out our post over at CaliFabrics to discover more about the fabrics we used to make these clothes!

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation.  Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

The first thing I sewed from this corduroy fabric was a skirt, of course!  From the first time I made the Sandbridge Skirt, I changed just 2 things to make this great skirt pattern work better for me.  The first thing I did was to add 2 more inches to the hem, bringing it to a total of 24” in length.  It hits just at the knee, and is perfect for fall layered with leggings and boots.

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation. Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

The other modification I made to the Sandbridge Skirt pattern was to made a slightly more aline shape by adding 1.5” to the width of the each skirt pattern piece at the hem, starting below the bottom of the pocket bag and angling out to the hem.  It was very simple to do, and this shape allows me to break into a dead run whenever I need to catch a child from falling out of a tree or rescue the cat’s tail from the toy dump truck races.  Or any other imaginable events occurring on a daily basis among my tribe of 8 kids.

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And if you don’t mind taking a look at my *ahem* backside, you really must check out the fantastic embroidery Allegra sewed on the back pocket for me.  She used floss colors in shades from the shirt fabric.  After she was done, I ironed on a piece of interfacing to protect the inside of the embroidery.

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation. Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

The t-shirt is the new updated Union St. Tee made in double brushed poly.  This is the 2nd time I’ve made the updated version, and there will be many more.  In fact, I’ve got a whole pile of fabric waiting to be sewn into Union St. Tees, so be prepared!  You can read our thoughts on the update here.

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation. Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

And now, the part you’ve been waiting for, Baby’s dress!  This photo above looks like she is excited for your attention too!  As I had enough corduroy fabric left over to make her a dress, I absolutely couldn’t refuse.  I used the Family Reunion Dress pattern by Oliver + S.  We’ve sewn up this pattern in the larger size to make a top for Annie here.  We love the classic lines and delicate features of this pattern.  The pin tuck pleats and button up back are two feature that we’re smitten over!  I used these wood buttons.

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation.  Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

I sewed a size 12 months for Baby, hoping for a little added length.  When I held up the dress to her before hemming, I could see she was going to grow out of it in no time flat, so instead of putting the hem facing inside the dress, I added it to the length at the bottom.  Hopefully this will make the dress last a couple more months!

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation.  Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

And with the very, very, very last bits of scraps we sewed a reversible bonnet for Baby!  The fabric on the reverse is left over from another one of Annie’s shirts.  I don’t have photographic evidence, but I also used it as the trim inside my skirt too.

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation.  Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

But this bonnet is utterly adorable, and Baby looks equally cute in either side!  (Psst, if you want a bonnet, but don’t want to make one, check out our bonnet shop, Savvy Noggins!)

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation.  Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

If you love Baby’s moccasin boots, you can grab similar ones here.  And my boots can be found here.

That ‘s it for us today.  We appreciate you reading and following along with our sewing adventures.  If you have time, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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Day 3 Floral Radiograph Fabric Blog Tour & $50 Giveaway

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

Floral Radiograph Fabric Blog Tour

Today’s stop on the Floral Radiograph Fabric blog tour is little old me.  Forgive me for sounding like a proud parent for a minute here, but I really love the black and white versions of the fabric I designed.  And I really love the colored versions too!

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

It was excruciatingly painful to decide which color to choose for this blog tour.  Finally I settled on green simply because my daughter has requested more green in her closet.

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

I chose to have this design printed on voile fabric.  It’s light and flow and perfect for a summer outfit.  The green fabric for the skirt and contrast on the top is a lightweight corduroy, also great for summer.  This outfit will extend into fall too, as long as she doesn’t outgrow it!

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

So armed with my fabrics, I went looking through my patterns for the perfect one to showcase this fabric.  With a border print fabric, you can’t have a curved hemline.  It’s probably no great shock that I chose an Oliver+S pattern.  Or that I chose my favorite Oliver+S pattern, the 2+2 blouse and skirt!

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

I absolutely love this pattern.  Every time I sew it, I enjoy every step.  It’s like piecing a jigsaw puzzle.  You just take it slow and feel pleased as every piece falls into place!

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

The 2+2 blouse has a mostly straight hemline, with the fun added visual interest at the neckline.  I am really pleased with how nice this outfit turned out!

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

The only change I made to the 2+2 pattern was to make an invisible hem rather than stitch a straight line.  This is so there isn’t a a white line of horizontal stitching across the border print flowers at the bottom.

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

Using corduroy for the 2+2 skirt means you end up with softer pleats.  When you use quilting cotton (like I did here) the pleats end up really crisp.  But I think for this outfit, and the soft floral fabric design I was using, corduroy was the right choice.

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

I can just imagine this outfit in all 8 colors of the fabric I designed!  Too bad Annie doesn’t really need more clothes of this sort at the moment.  You can go to this page here to see all the fabric I designed.

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

Now I simply must share a few things about the photographs in this post.  As you can tell, they are a departure from our usual iPhone photography.

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

I had the opportunity and great pleasure to meet up with Carrie, of Beri Bee Designs.  She has a big, fancy camera, and a big heart too!

Floral Radiograph fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

She suggested a place and a time, and made the magic happen!  I’m really, really in awe of her talent.  Thanks, Carrie!

Floral Radiograph Fabric designed by Skirt Fixation

Please enter the giveaway for a chance to win $50 from My Fabric Designs.  And return tomorrow for the next stop on the Floral Radiograph Fabric blog tour.  You are going to be blown away!
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Corduroy Skirts 5 ways

corduroy skirt

I LOVE SKIRTS!!! Yes, I really do.

The way that skirts swish around your legs, and make you feel like a princess is probably the greatest feeling in the world. They are gorgeous in the spring and summer, with light colors and fabrics, and a swingy jounce. They are amazing for fall and winter, with darker colors, heavier fabrics, and straighter silhouettes. I like how you can mix and match blouses with just one skirt to make a dozen or more delightful outfits.

Honestly, I think fall is the best skirt-wearing season, with winter a close second.

I love the thicker fabrics, the plaids, and the orange…

So I wanted to share a few Pinterest skirt finds with you, and this time they’re all corduroy skirts!

corduroy pencil skirt

Numba one is this corduroy pencil skirt. This would be a staple in any busy woman’s fall wardrobe, as its perfect for running errands, and can easily be dressed up or down. Personally, I would wear it with a tasteful turtleneck and boots, and layer a scarf or light military style jacket.

corduroy skirt

The next thing that caught my eye was this lovely full corduroy maxi. Corduroy can be very heavy, but you know it’s warm! This skirt isn’t something that you wear everyday by any means, but for a holiday get-together in chilly weather, it would be perfect paired with a red blouse.

corduroy skirtrefashion

This upcycled corduroy skirt is so fun! I really like the idea of putting ties in the front panel. Again, this would be great paired with a warm shirt and boots, or if you wanted to go all-out eccentric, a huge fuzzy shawl.

ruffled corduroy skirt

Oh, the cuteness of this adorable little ruffled skirt. This is a little girl’s skirt, and would be just too adorable when paired with tights and European leather boots, and a little shawl and muff. You know, a muff. Because every little girl should have a muff!

corduroy skirt

The final skirt find is one for which I would gladly shell out money. The silhouette of the skirt is very good for chasing little siblings and playing the cello. I would wear this with my boots and my feather-print long sleeved shirt.

Thanks for reading! What is your favorite style as far as corduroy skirts go?

Till next time,

Allegra