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2016 Spring Skirt Awards

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

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Summer has come with a very hot vengeance in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere.  So that means you don’t have to wait any longer for the 2016 Spring Skirt Awards Ceremony!  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Best Woven Skirt Award

Bianca starts off the ceremony with a smashing skirt made from bias tape appliquéd onto fabric to make this skirt.  Seriously!  Run, don’t walk, over to Thanks! I Made Them, Sew Can You to read all about this amazing skirt.  Here’s your badge, Bianca.

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Skirt Tutorial

Jess, one of our sewing blogger idols from The Sewing Rabbit, made a tutorial for this darling wrap maxi skirt.  Just wait until the end of the ceremony to start sewing it…the sound of so many machines might be a bit distracting!!!  Jess, here’s your badge.

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best New Pattern

Do these skirts look familiar?  Yes, we’ve already sewn 3 of them.  That’s how good the new Axel skirt pattern from Megan Nielsen is!  Megan, please accept this badge…

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Knit Skirt

Speaking of knit skirts in threes for mother and daughter teams, here is Sophie from Sew Sophie Lynn with one of our favorite knit skirt patterns!  Sophie, feel free to take this badge in triplicate because you gals deserve it!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Maxi Skirt

How could we not give Heather from The Sewing Loft an award for this sunny maxi skirt? It’s the perfect spring statement skirt.  Heather, sashay on up here and claim your award!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Little Skirt

Yes, we know.  It’s another skirt pattern we’ve sewn recently.  But that’s seriously how awesome these little skirts are!  And the double cuteness of these striped skirts from Holli of Hello Holli is just beyond award winning.  Nevertheless, here’s your badge, Holli!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Most Creative Skirt

Please ignore the fact that we’re awarding ANOTHER badge to a pattern we’ve sewn.  Focus instead on this question: how do you creatively make a plain skirt fun and exciting?  Bonnie from Whisk ‘Em has this little conundrum figured out!  Lucky girl!  Bonnie, here’s the cherry on top…your badge:

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Most Fun Skirt

What’s more fun than matching Mom?  We can’t think of anything when it involves a skirt this darling!  ZowieZo and her daughter definitely earned this badge.

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Skirt Refashion

If we could award a lifetime badge for this refashion by Miranda of Inspinration, we would.  And it’s not just because we sent her the UGLY skirt that she refashioned.  Nope!  It’s because she’s the refashioning queen!!!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Fancy Skirt Award

We’re aware that every time Katy of No Big Dill makes a skirt we give it an award.  And you know what?  We’re okay with that!  Even when it happens because we sent her some fabric we designed.  Because everything Katy does is award worthy.  So Katy, please accept this badge we humbly offer and try to find some room on your shelf for another award!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Best Spring Skirt

This little skirt epitomizes spring.  Puddles, raindrops, bare feet.  Sylvia from Lily en Woody created spring in a skirt, and we ADORE it!  Sylvie, here’s your badge!

Spring Skirt Awards 2016

Okay everyone, that’s all for the Spring Skirt Awards 2016!  If you earned a badge, please take it home with you and display it proudly!  Everyone else, if you see or make a skirt this summer, drop us a line to nominate it for the Summer Skirt Awards 2016.  See you then.  And be sure to visit often for lots of skirt related fun in the mean time!

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Pixie Strip Skirt {All The Skirts: Jocole & Urban Sew}

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban Sew

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban Sew

With great delight and a little sadness, we present you the final skirt in this edition of All The Skirts: Jocole & Urban Sew!  The Pixie Strip Skirt is such a fun skirt that we can’t possibly be sad for long!  And to make it even more fun, we used Heather Ross’s Far Far Away line of fabric from Urban Sew.  And then we added a lacy, knotted shrug!  Lets take them individually:

Jocole Pixie Strip Skirt:

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban Sew

This Jocole pattern is pure fun.  Like for when your girl is ready to kick up her heels and have a blast!  It has a cute little handkerchief hem made from the 6 strips of fabric.  You can probably tell from the photos how light and flippy this skirt is!  Whenever a gust of wind came along, the skirt started to dance all on it’s own, and Annie would shriek delightedly!

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban SewThis skirt is the perfect skirt to showcase several selections from a line of fabric.  Little prints, big prints, busy prints, and so on.  The combinations are probably endless.

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban SewWe also sewed up a Pixie Strip skirt for one of Annie’s dolls, since there was enough fabric left and the instructions are included in the pattern.  As well as sizes newborn to 14.  This is a tutorial type pattern with only the waist circumference cutout as a pattern piece.  So if you dislike tiling patterns, or dislike math calculations, this is the pattern for you!

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban Sew

We chose fabric from Urban Sew in the Far Far Away prints (which are on sale right now!) to make this skirt.  Urban Sew has a really nice selection of the Far Far Away line by Heather Ross.  So fun!  This fabric was soft and easy to work with.  One note, if you are going to use directional prints to make this skirt, be sure that they are facing toward the ground so nothing is upside down!  We had to turn over the little frogs waiting to be kissed; no sense in dumping a future prince on his head!

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban SewThe lace shrug we made from the free Forget Me Knot dress pattern over at The Sewing Rabbit.  We adore Jess, the mastermind behind The Sewing Rabbit, and were ecstatic when she was chosen as the Project Run & Play sewing master for March.  We had a hard time narrowing down all the choices this pattern inspired in us, but finally decided on a Boho-Hippy-Chic look!  We flipped the pattern around backward, omitted the lining and the skirt, straightened out the back curve, and ended up with this lacy shrug!

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban SewWe love just had to feature those awesome knots infront, and we also love how the ties on the knots echo the handkerchief hem of the Pixie Strip skirt!

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban Sew

And we had to make one for Annie doll, since she already had the matching skirt.  Then because we were having so much fun making knots, we made a knotted headband too by cutting out 2 more back ties and sewing them onto a piece of elastic.

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban Sew

Since this is the final skirt for All The Skirts: Jocole & Urban Sew, that means you only have a few more days to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway and link up your own creations made using Jocole Patterns or Urban Sew fabric.

Jocole's Pixie Strip Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Far Far Away fabric by Heather Ross from Urban Sew

We’re going to link up this outfit to Project Run & Play’s March challenge.  If we make it to the top 10, we’ll reveal where we found the lace to make that shrug!  And next Friday, we’ll show you which skirt we’re donating to the Skirting The Issue charity drive and draw a giveaway winner for Jocole Patterns of your choice and a $40 gift certificate to Urban Sew.

Here are the two ways you can play along.

1. Rafflecopter Giveaway:  Choose how many entries you earn by supporting these generous sponsors in as many ways as you can!

2.  InLinkz Link-Up: Link up your Jocole creations and Urban Sew fabric projects, each one earns you 5 entries! Grab your discount codes and get sewing and linking.
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