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2014 Spring Skirt Awards

As we promised you at the beginning of 2014, we have something new and special for you today…the first annual Spring Skirt Awards!  Every season we will be presenting 10 different categories of skirt awards.  Grab your popcorn, sit back and watch the Spring Skirt Awards 2014!

 Most Creative Skirt:

We present this creative skirt award to Kirstin from Skirt As Top.  These little skirts are definitely creative and still wearable.  A huge plus! Kristin, you may post this badge on your blog!

Creative Skirt

Fancy Skirt Award:

We present this fancy skirt award to Katy from No Big Dill.  This skirt’s beadwork is very fancy indeed!  Katy, here’s your badge!

Fancy Skirt

Best Knit Skirt:

We present the knit skirt award to Liz from Cotton and Curls.  We adore this knit skirt so much that we’ve pledged that it will be the next knit skirt we make!  Liz, you may post this badge on your blog!

Knit Skirt

Best Little Skirt:

We present this little skirt award to Autumn from It’s Always Autumn.  Competition is fierce during Project Run & Play, but this little skirt was a clear winner!  Autumn, you may post this badge.

Little Award

Best Maxi Skirt:

We proudly present this maxi skirt award to Becca from Pattern Revolution and Becca Duval Photography.  She made it during our very own Challenge Create: Adult Edition.  Becca, here’s your badge!

Maxi Skirt Award 200x200

Quick Skirt Award:

We present this award for the quickest sewn skirt to Dana from Dana Made It.  Have you watched the video?  Seriously fast!  Dana, here’s your badge!

Quick Skirt

Best Skirt Refashion:

We present this award for the best skirt refashion to Marisa from New Dress A Day.  Marissa’s was the first refashion blog we started to follow!  Marisa, your badge!

Skirt Refashion

Best Skirt Tutorial:

We present this award to liZ and Elizabeth from Simple Simon & Co.  This tutorial was so good, it lasted all week!  liZ and Elizabeth, here’s your badge!

Tutorial Award

Best Woven Skirt:

We present this award to Autie from iCandy Handmade.  Who wouldn’t want a skirt like this?  Autie, you may post this badge on your blog!

Woven Award

Best Spring Skirt:

We present this award to Kelly from Sewing In No Man’s Land.  Speech, speech, speech!  Your spring skirt puts a bounce in our steps!  Kelly, you may post this badge on your blog!

Spring Skirt Award

That’s it for the 2014 Spring Skirt Awards!  If you won a badge, please take it home with you and display it proudly on your blog!  What was your favorite skirt?  What was your favorite award?  If you want to nominate a skirt for the 2014 Summer Skirt Awards coming at the end of summer, send us an email!

The Skirt Fixation Team,

Audrey, Allegra, Aria, & Annie

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Four Seasons Skirt Pattern!

Four seasons skirt pattern for spring

Today I’m going to continue with yesterday’s skirt pattern tutorial, and morph it into a four seasons skirt pattern!  The pattern I showed you how to make yesterday is for a very basic skirt, and can be modified so many different ways.  For today’s post I’m going to show you the way to use the four seasons skirt pattern to make maxi skirts, but it would be very easy to shorten this into midi or mini or knee length skirts too!  Without further ado…the four seasons skirts!

The Spring Skirt

Four seasons skirt pattern for springTo make this skirt I found a very spring-y fabric at Jo-Ann’s.  All the pattern and the embroidery make this skirt very colorful and busy!  I didn’t want to add to the busyness of the skirt by making a seam up the back, so I cut out two pieces from my interfacing pattern piece, both on the fold, cutting the fabric 4 inches longer than I wanted the finished length of the skirt to be.  I moved the zipper over to the side seam, and made the basic part of the skirt as usual.  Next I made two horizontal pleats around the bottom  of the skirt. Then I cut out several long rectangles and gathered them for the ruffle around the bottom.  Finally, I added the tiny transparent blue ribbon above the two pleats.

spring detailEvery time I wear this skirt, I get complemented!

The Summer Skirt

Four seasons skirt pattern summer skirtThe fabric for this skirt came from Jo-Ann’s also.  It came all sewed together in strips as shown, but every time I wear this skirt, someone asks if I made the skirt, and they are so impressed at all the work I put into it!  Sometimes I explain, and sometimes I let them remain impressed!  I made this summer skirt as described for the spring skirt above, except I didn’t add 4 inches to the bottom of the pattern.  I added a strip of lace around the bottom, and I was done with my lightweight summer maxi skirt!

summer detailThe Fall Skirt

Four seasons skirt pattern fall skirtThis was the easiest of the four skirt to make!  I did not make any alterations to the pattern except for putting the zipper on the side instead of in the back because again, the print of the skirt was busy enough without putting a seam in the back.  I didn’t even hem this skirt, instead using the selvedge for the hem.

fall detailI picked up this fabric at Jo-Ann’s as well, and I’m sure it was intended for making dresses, but since I’m so tall…skirt it was!

The Winter Skirt

Four seasons skirt pattern winter skirtI saw a skirt I really loved being sold by Long Tall Sally.  But (this was a few years ago, before they had any buying options for us US tall ladies) I didn’t want to go through the hastle of buying a skirt from the UK, plus it was a little out of my price range.  So I decided to copy it!  I started with some navy blue wool crepe.  I cut out the skirt exactly according to my interface pattern, with the zipper in the back.  Then I cut out an additional rectangle of fabric, about 4.5 inches wide, hemmed it and sewed it on about 4 inches above the hem of the skirt, making for a layered look.

winter detailI added the buttons because the original skirt had decorative buttons there.  My mother-in-law says this skirt looks like I payed a lot of money for it!

4 Seasons Skirt PatternNow it’s your turn…do you have a pattern to turn to every season?

Make it beautiful,

Audrey