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A BB8 Clutch or Maybe More…

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

Because of a miscommunication, I ended up with quite a lot of the BB8 fabric leftover when I made the Peekaboo Pepper Ruffle Skirt.

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

Now an excess of fabric that cute is not a bad thing!

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

So I pondered what should be done about the situation.  I decided to sew up a cute BB8 clutch or two.  Or five.

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

I used the Curvy Clutch (free pattern from Pink Door Fabrics) to stock up our Etsy shop.

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

Since the skirt was such a hit, I decided to use the same combination of fabrics from the BB8 bundle which includes Star Wars BB8 print by Camelot Fabric, Tangerine Plus Sign print by Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman, Red Houndstooth by Maywood Studio, White Triangles on Black print by Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman.

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

I’ve seen some pretty cute Star Wars themed weddings on the internet, and with that in mind, I sewed 5 of these pouches.  One for each of the bridal party!  They’d be cute party favors at any Star Wars themed event.

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

I had some exposed zippers that added the perfect girly touch to the top of each BB8 clutch.  I have not seen the Force Awakens (new Star Wars movie) but I was assured that BB8 would love this clutch!

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

Each BB8 clutch is similar, but has unique features.  The inside fabric varies.  So does accent fabric and the trim beneath the accent fabric.

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

I had fun making each clutch and choosing the fabrics and trims.

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

I’ve listed these clutches individually in our Esty shop, but stated in the listing I’d do a discount if someone wants them all.  If you’re interested or know someone who is, click through to our Etsy shop.

BB8 Clutch sewn by Skirt Fixation

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Winter 2016 Skirt Awards

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Spring is officially here, and so you know what that means; Winter Skirt Awards time!  The winter of 2015/2016 brought us some historic skirt making.  Seriously, grab yourself a snack and have a seat because you are going to want to hang out and admire these skirt creations!

Best Woven Skirt Award

First up we have the Best Woven Skirt Award.  Hands down, this award goes to Teresa of Dandelion Drift.  This lady’s Arielle skirt stole our heart the moment we saw it.  Maybe it was the pattern matching across the button placket?  Here’s your badge, Teresa.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best Skirt Tutorial

Sometimes in the sewing universe, there is an event called a sew along.  And when it’s a week long occasion for a skirt that’s pinch-your-cheeks cute, there’s really no contest!  The Ani-Mazing skirt sew along produced the cutest skirts probably in forever!  Here’s a badge for the amazing ladies of Little Lizard King.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best New Pattern

Now we think that pretty much every skirt should have pockets; with only a few exceptions.  So with that in mind, you’ll understand why we award the Best New Pattern badge to Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs for her queen of pockets skirt, The Wedgewood.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best Knit Skirt

Really, this award should say Best Knit SkirtS because Heidi, of Elegance and Elephants made THREE darling knit skirts for her daughter, each of them worthy of this badge!  Click through to see the other two cuties.

http://www.eleganceandelephants.com/2016/02/three-little-skirts.html

Best Maxi Skirt

Project Run & Play Season 11 brought us some fantastic skirt action!  Seriously, every week we were tied up in knots over the cuteness of the skirts!  But this maxi skirt by Tasha of Glitter + Wit really takes the cake.  Tasha, please accept this badge.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best Little Skirt

Again, Project Run & Play is in the spotlight because of this little skirt.  Courtney, from Sweeter Than Cupcakes, created the most perfect BB8 skirt.  If you’ve seen this skirt, you know how much we love BB8, and why we’re awarding Courtney’s skirt this badge.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Most Creative Skirt

We’ve made bubble skirts for little girls before, and we’ve made circle skirts for both big and little girls, but the twisted bubble twirly circle skirt Kennis of Itch To Stitch made combines both.  It is so incredibly creative we just can’t stand it!  Be sure to take a closer look to see that fabric and how she made it (because it’s really easy!)  Kennis, here is your well-deserved badge.

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Most Fun Skirt

If it were possible, we would award the skirt Rebecca of Dobbin’s Bobbins created, more than one award.  Seriously.  A skirt in which her daughter can sit down, open the pockets, and play dollhouse?  It doesn’t get better than this!  Rebecca, take a curtsy as you accept this badge!

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best Skirt Refashion

In the long lasting civil war between skirts and pants, Debbie, of Lily Sage and Co, gained a victory for team skirts when she refashioned a pair of wide leg pants into this fabulous skirt!  Debbie, we’re delighted to give you this badge!

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Fancy Skirt Award

You’ll recognize this skirt from the halls of Project Run and Play also.  After all, who could have missed a skirt this fancy?  It’s the brainchild of RaeAnna, of Sewing Mama RaeAnna.  Her little girl truly was the luckiest girl around.  RaeAnna, here’s your sparkling, fancy, glittery badge!

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

Best Winter Skirt

We’re pretty sure everyone will be talking about the skirt Cassie made every holiday for years to come.  Cassie, from Lily Shine Boutique does nothing halfway, and this skirt.  Oh, this skirt!  Made from the branches of two trees, Cassie truly created a masterpiece.  We really have no words, so why don’t you make an acceptance speech for this badge, Cassie?

Winter 2016 Skirt Awards ceremony hosted by Skirt Fixation and presenting the 11 best skirts of winter 2016.

There you have it!  The most amazing, the most memorable, the most award winning skirts of Winter 2015!  If you won a badge today, please right click to take it home and display it proudly, you earned it!  For everyone else, please let us know when you come across an award winning skirt.  We’ll see you at the end of spring for the next Skirt Awards ceremony!